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Old 09-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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What do you currently have on pre-order/ planning to buy in the next few months?

As for me, I have these on pre-order.
All of them are Amazon U.S unless stated otherwise.

September
Titanic 3D Limited Edition (Amazon U.K)
Snow White & the Huntsman
Cabin in the Woods
Act of Valor
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (remake) (Amazon U.K)
The Dictator
The Avengers 3D

October
Dark Shadows
Prometheus 3D (Can't wait for this one )
Indiana Jones Limited Edition (Amazon U.K)
Avatar 3D
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 3D

November
Amazing Spider-Man 3D
Men In Black 3D
Jaws Digibook (Amazon U.K)


December
Ted
The Bourne Legacy
Total Recall




I want to buy these, but the Amazon pre-order isn't up yet:
The Dark Knight Rises
Resident Evil Retribution 3D

These two are gonna release in December.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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Erm...why not just link to your wishlist?

I like to wait for reviews and price drops so I generally don't pre-order, but in 2 cases recently I made an exception - the Universal Classic Monsters 8-BD set and the 1990 version of Night of The Living Dead from Twilight Time.
Passion of Joan of Arc and Die Nibelungen from the Masters of Cinema series are certain purchases.
I also hope to get some Hammer horror (Devil Rides Out, Curse of Frankenstein...and do I dare hope for a near future announcement of Horror of Dracula?), although at about 15GBP each, the Studio Canal releases aren't exactly cheap.
Mario Bava's Black Sunday is big on my want list, and from the Criterion Collection I will be locking down on Gold Rush, Red Desert, In The Mood for Love and (holy freaking scat!) Rashomon!

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Old 09-21-2012, 05:31 PM   #3
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Erm...why not just link to your wishlist?
Cos not everybody on this site keeps their Collection updated .
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:41 PM   #4
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Ravenus,
I know you said you don't pre-order but if you have a couple of movies that you would like to get from the U.S and the pre-orders are up, it's cheaper to get them that way. The greater the number of items, the cheaper the shipping cost becomes.

For example, I wanted Act of Valor from the U.S as it's distributed by Momentum Pictures in the UK who have a bad reputation.
But buying only Act of Valor from the U.S with Priority shipping would have been expensive (70 $).
But since I pre-ordered 12 more blu-rays, the 'per item' charge reduces drastically. I ended up paying only 30$ for Act of Valor including Import fees, etc. Most of the time, the import fees is refunded, so it comes to only 5$ for shipping each item. And it's PRIORITY Shipping.
It ends up becoming cheaper than U.K's standard shipping.

Snow White in the U.K with Standard Shipping -
17 pounds (1500r.s) with a chance of being charged customs
Arrives in around 10 days

Snow White from the U.S with Priority Shipping -
30$ (1520 r.s including shipping,packing,import fees/customs) with a chance of import fees being refunded
Arrives in 3 days


Amazon U.S priority shipping ends up being faster and cheaper and the transfer of blu-rays is usually better with awesome slipcovers.
The reviews come out much before the blu is released, so you can always cancel before it ships.
But again, this only works for new releases or items. That's why I ordered The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake from the U.K as it's only 10 pounds (880 r.s) as compared to 22$+10$=32$ (Around 1600r.s) in the U.S

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Old 09-21-2012, 05:50 PM   #5
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November is the time to splurge in the Barnes & Noble sale for anyone interested in the Criterion collection
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:54 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info bro .

MY orders

1)Amazon uk
all these shipped but not received
a) Smokin Aces Collection 7.72 GBP
b)Transformer DArk of the Moon Megatron Special Edition Triple play 10.25 GBP
c)Shakira Oral Fixation Tour with bonus CD for 9.41 GBP
d)The Prestige 9.14 GBP

This are Preorders
a)The Evil Dead Steelbook
b)King Kong Digibook

Flipkart Orders
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Old 09-27-2012, 04:02 PM   #7
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Just Ordered from Amazon UK:

1)Jurassic Park Trilogy
2)War of the Worlds
3)Horrible Bosses
4)The Change-Up
5)War of the Worlds
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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I have ordered Alien Anthology 4-disc set from Amazon UK last week. This is my 1st order outside India. Estimated delivery was 28th Friday (yesterday) but still did not receive. Does it usually take this longer for delivery? If all goes well i am planning to buy Titanic and Avengers.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:11 PM   #9
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I have ordered Alien Anthology 4-disc set from Amazon UK last week. This is my 1st order outside India. Estimated delivery was 28th Friday (yesterday) but still did not receive. Does it usually take this longer for delivery? If all goes well i am planning to buy Titanic and Avengers.
generally for me it is within the time range, only exception being one order which arrived one week late. I guess you should receive by mon-tues.
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #10
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Thanks for the info bro .

MY orders

1)Amazon uk
all these shipped but not received
a) Smokin Aces Collection 7.72 GBP
b)Transformer DArk of the Moon Megatron Special Edition Triple play 10.25 GBP
c)Shakira Oral Fixation Tour with bonus CD for 9.41 GBP
d)The Prestige 9.14 GBP

This are Preorders
a)The Evil Dead Steelbook
b)King Kong Digibook

Flipkart Orders
cancelled the evil dead steelbook order

and ordered this from amazon uk
1)planet earth special edition 16.50 gbp
2)sherlock tv season 1 9.99gbp

and ordered this from amazon.com my first order from them
1)rambo trilogy total 36.90$ including customs deposit

guys who order from amazon.com my question is for you
how you would know customs are charged or not ? if no customs are charged do u get deposit back ? what if local post office charges too ?whom to complain then ?

Srinivas pls help and those who have ordered from amazon.com
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #11
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cancelled the evil dead steelbook order

and ordered this from amazon uk
1)planet earth special edition 16.50 gbp
2)sherlock tv season 1 9.99gbp

and ordered this from amazon.com my first order from them
1)rambo trilogy total 36.90$ including customs deposit

guys who order from amazon.com my question is for you
how you would know customs are charged or not ? if no customs are charged do u get deposit back ? what if local post office charges too ?whom to complain then ?

Srinivas pls help and those who have ordered from amazon.com

Kushal, I suggest placing a larger order (with pre-orders of coarse) which will be shipped over the next few months. this way, it will be cheaper and it will arrive in 2-3 days.

Deposit is in the bill as 'import fees deposit', most of the times this is returned. If the locals charge you, don't pay them and say you already did and show them the invoice with the 'import fees deposit'. This happened with me. They'll apologise and won't take the money.


The greater the number of items, the cheaper the shipping cost becomes.

For example, I wanted Act of Valor from the U.S as it's distributed by Momentum Pictures in the UK who have a bad reputation.
But buying only Act of Valor from the U.S with Priority shipping would have been expensive (70 $).
But since I pre-ordered 12 more blu-rays, the 'per item' charge reduces drastically. I ended up paying only 30$ for Act of Valor including Import fees, etc. Most of the time, the import fees is refunded, so it comes to only 5$ for shipping each item. And it's PRIORITY Shipping.
It ends up becoming cheaper than U.K's standard shipping.

Snow White in the U.K with Standard Shipping -
17 pounds (1500r.s) with a chance of being charged customs
Arrives in around 10 days

Snow White from the U.S with Priority Shipping -
30$ (1520 r.s including shipping,packing,import fees/customs) with a chance of import fees being refunded
Arrives in 3 days


Amazon U.S priority shipping ends up being faster and cheaper and the transfer of blu-rays is usually better with awesome slipcovers.
The reviews come out much before the blu is released, so you can always cancel before it ships.
But again, this only works for new releases or items. That's why I ordered The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake from the U.K as it's only 10 pounds (880 r.s) as compared to 22$+10$=32$ (Around 1600r.s) in the U.S

I end paying around 2000r.s for a blu-ray (give or take), this is only 200/300 r.s more than buying from Amazon UK with standard shipping when it comes to new movies.
But buying a single item will be expensive. My items get shipped when they're released. FOr example, I'll be charged for Amazing SPider-Man only in November when it's shipped.

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Old 09-29-2012, 07:09 PM   #12
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Thanks a ton bro , wish there was rep button on this site.

well i will keep that in mind to club orders and add pre orders

i ordered from us coz i dont have region free player and usa one is region free
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Thanks a ton bro , wish there was rep button on this site.

well i will keep that in mind to club orders and add pre orders

i ordered from us coz i dont have region free player and usa one is region free
rep button?

Anyway,based on your taste,I think you'll be ordering most of the items on my list . I would advise against standard shipping from the US as it might take up to 2 months and you might get charged by customs which will end up being close to the Priority Shipping price. Most of my blu-rays are 3D and hence cost around 2000.rs each. If you're getting 2D, it will around 1500 r.s each, which around the same price as UK (14 pounds), only a 100/200 r.s extra, which is small price to pay for customs and faster shipping together. DOn't get newer movies from the UK.
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rep button?

Anyway,based on your taste,I think you'll be ordering most of the items on my list . I would advise against standard shipping from the US as it might take up to 2 months and you might get charged by customs which will end up being close to the Priority Shipping price. Most of my blu-rays are 3D and hence cost around 2000.rs each. If you're getting 2D, it will around 1500 r.s each, which around the same price as UK (14 pounds), only a 100/200 r.s extra, which is small price to pay for customs and faster shipping together. DOn't get newer movies from the UK.
reputation button or thanks button like other sites :P

ya we have same taste :P god save me from blu fever :P
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Well recently for all Standard shipping orders from Amazon US, the website has started charging custom duty as a deposit at the time the order is placed on the site. On the positive side, all packages are sent with a tracking number and through Aramex courier. Shipping time has been also drastically reduced. Typically for a Standard shipping item you should expect to receive it within 7 to 9 days of shipping ( against 4 to 5 days for priority shipping ). I have received around 8 packages over the last couple of months using the standard shipping and the local authorities have not charged any customs duties. This basically makes priority shipping redundant unless you are in a tearing hurry to get your item.
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and ordered this from amazon.com my first order from them
1)rambo trilogy total 36.90$ including customs deposit
I hope you get at least some of your deposit back if not the whole amount because otherwise you're shelling out nearly 37$ for a 20$ box-set

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Well recently for all Standard shipping orders from Amazon US, the website has started charging custom duty as a deposit at the time the order is placed on the site. On the positive side, all packages are sent with a tracking number and through Aramex courier. Shipping time has been also drastically reduced. Typically for a Standard shipping item you should expect to receive it within 7 to 9 days of shipping ( against 4 to 5 days for priority shipping ). I have received around 8 packages over the last couple of months using the standard shipping and the local authorities have not charged any customs duties. This basically makes priority shipping redundant unless you are in a tearing hurry to get your item.
Really? That sounds awesome. So it doesn't take 1 month like it used to? Do they use those yellow envelopes for standard shipping as well?


EDIT
It still says around 20 days for standard shipping and the difference between standard and priority shipping only amounts to around 1200r.s no matter how many items you order.

So if you order around 14 blu-rays at once, you'll definitely get your money's worth for Priority shipping. If these are pre-orders for around 4-5 months, it's definitely worth it.

Difference between standard and priority(time and price):







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reputation button or thanks button like other sites :P

ya we have same taste :P god save me from blu fever :P
You're welcome

My advice to you would be to cancel Rambo immediately as you've used Standard Shipping. Order Rambo and a few other titles that you know you'll be getting (like The Dark Knight Rises, Amazing SPiderman, Prometheus, Men In Black 3, etc) and place an order for all of those AND Rambo and choose priority.
YOu'll be charged 14$ of shipping for Rambo which will be shipped right away via priority and them will be shipped later. SO, you'll be paying 200r.s more for priority shipping for Rambo. Trust me, it will be much cheaper and you'll get them faster as well. Chances are, you'll get your import fees deposit back as well.
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I hope you get at least some of your deposit back if not the whole amount because otherwise you're shelling out nearly 37$ for a 20$ box-set
Come on, they can't send it all the way from the U.S for free . Compared to other retailers like HMV, Amazon's shipping fees are quite low.
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Indiana Jones box set. I can break my promise for this one...
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