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Old 05-31-2018, 02:07 AM   #1
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Just received this in my inbox,
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:33 AM   #2
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Just received it to. I prefer to shop from Amazon.com, Amazon UK and Amazon JP. I don't want to shop from Amazon AU. No thank-you.

Just went into this new site, typed in "Batman Blu-ray" and the only ones that came up were the local releases. None of the American or UK versions showed.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:42 AM   #3
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https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...31-p4zikr.html

TIME TO SPREAD THE BAD NEWS TO EVERYONE THAT YOU KNOW

Remember - this isn't just about Amazon - but will impact on competition and prices on many things.

Just remember how we had it before these businesses - and still many brands don't what Australians to import via the net and thus higher local prices.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:42 AM   #4
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let's support our local retailers they say/..... hey I am after this movie from 1971 'yeah we don;t have that sorry but we can give you deep blue sea 2 an Australian release

the whole friggin point of amazon was to buy stuff that was not available in Australia! well I guess Piracy will go up even more now and encourage people to download stuff for free, seeing they are making it harder to buy things overseas and more expsenive
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:43 AM   #5
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https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp...31-p4zikr.html

TIME TO SPREAD THE BAD NEWS TO EVERYONE THAT YOU KNOW

Remember - this isn't just about Amazon - but will impact on competition and prices on many things.

Just remember how we had it before these businesses - and still many brands don't what Australians to import via the net and thus higher local prices.
Ebay will next you watch. this country just gets worse each day and backwards
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The smh article says it will block Aust sales from US Amazon store too...
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:47 AM   #7
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YOU ARE ON AMAZON.COM

WE ARE NOW FORCING YOU TO AMAZOM.COM.AU



this is Free Trade and the Liberals.
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Well looks like i'll be importing a few titles ive been looking at for a while before July then sigh
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:51 AM   #9
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Not just Amazon UK. I got the same email from US Amazon.

Everything burns.
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:53 AM   #10
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Who does this even leave for us to get US / Uk releases from... only one I can think of that I use other than those is Zavvi, but even then its super occasional
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Old 05-31-2018, 02:57 AM   #11
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I am waiting for when Ebay will do the same thing then we are all screwed completely. it will mean I will have to resort to getting a blu ray burner and download movies and covers online to get stuff we can't get here.. well done Liberals well done.
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:01 AM   #12
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Wow, what a bad day for physical media collectors down-under . I guess NZ will get the same treatment too when our GST laws change. Absolute rubbish.
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I'm just as annoyed as you all, but understand that Amazon are the ones taking the shortcut here. They had the option to do what they do in the UK - selective add VAT depending on the shipping location, but no, they decide to strip access to their stores and funnel all traffic to a crappy global site.
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This news just ruined my week. Lets continue to try and make Australia a back-water place cut off from the rest of the world shall we?
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Just read the news. Draconian bullsh*t. I guess we'll just to have find alternative US and international websites to buy our discs, books etc from. I wonder how this will affect pre-orders? I guess they'll just scrap them.
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https://forums.whirlpool.net.au/foru...0&p=-1&#bottom

There's a lot of others feeling the same pain - utterly ridiculous


['This government thinks that somehow you can build prosperity with new taxes. No country ever got rich by increasing taxation. No country ever built a strong economy by clobbering itself with tax after tax after tax.']

remember that person who said that.


https://www.smh.com.au/business/comp....html#comments

started to get a lot of comments NOW


lets see how that party of 'free trade / limited govt interference in the market' responses... just dont hold your breathe.

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I suppose you could use a proxy of some sort?
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I suppose you could use a proxy of some sort?
Doubtful, I would assume that AmazonUK and US would just stop shipping over this side, so even if you did somehow find away to access their site, they wouldn't ship to you.
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Old 05-31-2018, 03:14 AM   #19
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I suppose you could use a proxy of some sort?
that will only give you access to the website. it will not ship to your address the system will know straight away it's an Aussie address

with the PS4 store I gotta around faking out my address to a US one, now that is for digital codes only though not physical media that actually has to be shipped to you
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I assume they will just refuse to ship to Australia no matter where it looks like the order is originating from?

Whats the go then? who else ships to Australia ? Or will mail forwarding services still work? ......or I buy the movies from Amazon.com & .co.uk and get them sent to my Mum in Scotland and have her send me a parcel marked as "gift" every month or two.....
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