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Old 09-20-2017, 11:28 PM   #8181
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I guess my main point is to NOT relate the review of the U.S. product to the VVS product: they are very often, usually, NOT even the same transfer. The audio is noticeably poorer in the cases where I have both VVS and (replacement!) U.S. version, 16-bit vs 24-bit, not just TrueHD vs DTS-HD MA, I can easily hear the diff. That compression to fit on a smaller/cheaper disc has to have some consequences, right?

Get the U.S. version from e.g. importcds if you really want the film, it'll usually cost overall less than the VVS version unless you either wait a long time, or get the VVS at Dollarama/etc., VVS does have high release-date MSRPs. It's a real bottom-of-the-barrel brand. Honestly, they were that way years ago, I certainly wouldn't know if they've gotten worse...

I do have one or two VVS titles that as far as I can tell are the same as the U.S. version, but I didn't buy the U.S. version to compare, they just seem to have the same content, disc size, extras, audio format, etc.
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:26 AM   #8182
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Agreed!

Unfortunately this Canadian release does not come with a digital hd copy or a dvd like it's US counterpart. It also is Dolby TrueHD and not DTS HD. Why these versions differ is beyond me.
Damn. Wish I knew that before I shelled out $15 for it a few months ago. ****ing Canadian distributors...
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:21 PM   #8183
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Hey folks, what's your comfort margin? A while back, some have admitted waiting for price drops until it was too late, myself included.

Let's say for example, an item that sold for $100 at its lowest (acc. to camel... or from memory), with an average selling price of $150, but has now been dropping a little bit per day. Are you comfortable purchasing when it dips down to $125 and then realize a few days later, it reached $100 once again? Can you sleep on paying that extra $25? I suppose it depends if the item is beneficial or not, or maybe something you really love.

Anyway, I'm in a dilemma at the moment, lol. Normally I'm okay with 10 bucks or so, but paying over that kinda gets on the nerves. It's not that I don't have the coin, but I look at extra spending as a wasted commodity ie, $20 gets me 2 bags of milk, and a few loaves of bread. Okay, I'm sidetracking...
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Old 09-21-2017, 10:40 PM   #8184
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Hey folks, what's your comfort margin? A while back, some have admitted waiting for price drops until it was too late, myself included.

Let's say for example, an item that sold for $100 at its lowest (acc. to camel... or from memory), with an average selling price of $150, but has now been dropping a little bit per day. Are you comfortable purchasing when it dips down to $125 and then realize a few days later, it reached $100 once again? Can you sleep on paying that extra $25? I suppose it depends if the item is beneficial or not, or maybe something you really love.

Anyway, I'm in a dilemma at the moment, lol. Normally I'm okay with 10 bucks or so, but paying over that kinda gets on the nerves. It's not that I don't have the coin, but I look at extra spending as a wasted commodity ie, $20 gets me 2 bags of milk, and a few loaves of bread. Okay, I'm sidetracking...
This may seem like common knowledge, so I apologize if I'm stating the obvious... Usually I look at when and the length of time a product has dipped to a price-range. If it's longer than a "blip" on camel's charts, I usually wait it out, also taking into consideration the timing of the previous significant drop.

Also, Amazon's deals and sales are cyclical around Xmas and holidays are usually times when deals appear, so waiting for those to happen isn't a bad thing. It also gives you time to think about whether you really want the thing in question

Unless, the thing you want goes OOP... which happens more often than I like, but only to more rarer 3rd party titles (Shout, Criterion, etc.)
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:18 AM   #8185
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^ So I guess in conclusion, you don't really have a set amount in mind, but going with repetition (cycles) and perhaps a bit of instinct. As you know, the latter usually goes against the odds when taking chances with amazon, lol.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:55 AM   #8186
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Also, Amazon's deals and sales are cyclical around Xmas and holidays are usually times when deals appear, so waiting for those to happen isn't a bad thing. It also gives you time to think about whether you really want the thing in question

I agree 100% with you about knowing whether you really want something. I feel like if I wait for price drops, if I am really interested in something, I'll be excited still, otherwise it isn't really something worth watching for me. I know that approach doesn't always work, and I might miss some gems, but in most cases it allows me to watch and spend more on classics or pricey editions like criterions.




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Old 09-22-2017, 01:06 PM   #8187
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This is classic negotiation skills and rule #1 states that you don't negotiate if you can't afford to hear 'no'.

In other words, if it is something that could go OOP or something that you really want, I will purchase it and sometimes overpay if it means that you secure it early.

However, it all depends on how badly you want something.

For example, I've been hooked on BATES MOTEL and when S5 came out, I jumped on it. However, at the same time I saw THE TWILIGHT ZONE (80s) series on DVD for $30 and decided I will wait.
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Old 09-30-2017, 06:49 AM   #8188
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received one title from amazon.ca dispatched via intelcom express. safe dropped, snr. sent from 6363 millcreek drive, Mississauga, On, L5N 1L8 depot. K3 B42 cardboard mailer and nineteen pockets of sealed air product care extreme inflatable packaging was used. definitely no damage to report item purchased at $10 nice 1-disc artwork for the well go usa entertainment release of wild city blu, purple color tones. trailers for z storm, police story lockdown, new world. primary audio track is cantonese dts 5.1 hd ma. run time of 1:41:39, divided into twelve chapters. 2.35:1 aspect ratio.
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:56 PM   #8189
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Looks like Amazon isn't going to have a Scream Factory sale this October.
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Old 10-01-2017, 05:46 PM   #8190
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Any feedback on importCDS?

I saw 30 for 30 season 2 for $43 up top and was about to order but then I noticed it was a few bucks cheaper ($36 plus 3.49 S&h) from importCDs so I ordered from them. It wasn't until I finalized the order that there was no HST added. So wondering if that will flag it at the border somehow? Just curious. I was about to cancel and ship to my local PO but its already preparing to ship so that ship may have sailed, no pun intended.
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Old 10-01-2017, 05:52 PM   #8191
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Any feedback on importCDS?

I saw 30 for 30 season 2 for $43 up top and was about to order but then I noticed it was a few bucks cheaper ($36 plus 3.49 S&h) from importCDs so I ordered from them. It wasn't until I finalized the order that there was no HST added. So wondering if that will flag it at the border somehow? Just curious. I was about to cancel and ship to my local PO but its already preparing to ship so that ship may have sailed, no pun intended.
I've ordered from importCDs many times and never paid anything.
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Old 10-01-2017, 06:47 PM   #8192
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Importcds have their own site and I believe they're the ones who bought wowhd a couple of years ago.

Top notch sellers. Great for US imports.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:44 PM   #8193
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I buy from importcds all the time. Never have been charged tax or duties. Their packaging isn't great but I have never had anything arrive damaged. The shipping time often is a long time. For example I have an order I made Sept 12 & shipped the 13th, that was estimated to arrive by the 29th, but I know it probably won't show before next Friday going by the history of their shipping times.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:51 AM   #8194
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Never had any problems with importCDs, as long as you're okay with slow shipping (as per usual with international Amazon sellers).
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Old 10-02-2017, 02:29 AM   #8195
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thanks all for the info, guys. Now the waiting game
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Old 10-04-2017, 07:22 AM   #8196
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H.G. Lewis Feast $127.64 (I think it's still cheaper from Amazon UK, but could be worthwhile for shipping/packaging or if the UK site sells out/you really want the NA release.)
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H.G. Lewis Feast $127.64 (I think it's still cheaper from Amazon UK, but could be worthwhile for shipping/packaging or if the UK site sells out/you really want the NA release.)
In case anyone was interested in May for a day or so, Amazon.ca was selling it for $88.
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Old 10-06-2017, 05:38 PM   #8199
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FYI, not sure if I just got lucky or what, but my 30 for 30 from importCDs just arrived via Canada Post. Ordered Sunday
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:06 PM   #8200
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Quick question - I try to send quick customer feedback to 3rd party/marketplace whenever possible. You all know what I mean but just in case... you leave a sentence or two and rate the service. It doesn't mention the product(s), or your personal info. So, what I'm very curious about - do the sellers know exactly who it's from and what was purchased? Or should I mention the actual product(s)?

btw, I've been receiving excellent service and products (including packaging) from the marketplace (do they even call it that anymore?) or 3rd parties lately. I do wonder if amazon is making more money off the % from the 3.49 (movie s&h) than just lowering the cost of the products. I mean, it's sometimes ridiculous the savings from 3rd party sellers including the s&h, compared to amazon pricing.
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