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Old 2010-01-03, 10:26 AM   #1
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Post current Blu-ray deals that you have spotted.

Replaces Blu-ray Deals for 2009 thread
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Old 2010-01-03, 07:59 PM   #2
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Anyone know where I can get Cars and Monster's Inc. for less that $20 each in Canada?

Tired of getting ripped off by the major players here.I could get both for $35 us from that american book seller.I would prefer to support a canadian company but they don't need to be eating caviar at my expense.
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Old 2010-01-03, 08:49 PM   #3
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^ You're preaching to the (out of tune) choir bud. Keep your eye on this place for the (rare enough) Disney/Pixar/Miramax/BVHE/ABC/other-subsidiaries deal.

Monsters Inc. is surprisingly (to me) superior to the (already quite good) DVD. Worth the ~US$20 IMO. Just do it the American way...

Edit: just a small tip, but keep an eye on the price at amazon.com of the Cars Gift Set (BD/DVD/cars); it often has sold for less than the BD only, like US$13 when I got it a few months ago. I'm pretty sure I saw the Cars BD (only) at WM for well under $20 last week...that helps a lot huh?
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Old 2010-01-06, 10:34 AM   #4
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Take a look at amazon.co.uk, many region free Chinese Blu-ray movies are only 6 -10 pounds. The full length (5 hours) Red Cliff Special Edition which includes Parts 1 and 2 is only 9 pounds.

Shipping is very reasonable too when compared with amazon.com. You don't have to prepay taxes like amazon.com, it is up to Revenue Canada's discretion.
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Old 2010-01-09, 07:02 PM   #5
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Take a look at amazon.co.uk, many region free Chinese Blu-ray movies are only 6 -10 pounds. The full length (5 hours) Red Cliff Special Edition which includes Parts 1 and 2 is only 9 pounds.

Shipping is very reasonable too when compared with amazon.com. You don't have to prepay taxes like amazon.com, it is up to Revenue Canada's discretion.
What does Canada Customs charge? Some of the prices are really good.
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Old 2010-01-09, 09:14 PM   #6
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^ It depends on how much you order. By that I mean, for instance, my last *small* order (~$50) a few weeks ago slipped through with ZERO charges. I have learned to make small orders if possible. I mean physically small, not $-small. It seems to sometimes matter to whoever decides whether to ding you or not. amazon.co.uk packs small.

Normally, you could expect to pay: PST + GST (or HST) + duty (~6%) + $5. Your credit card will be charged exchange rate at the time of billing by amazon, plus 2.5%+ (i.e. at least 2.5% fee for the currency exchange).

Don't forget that the prices we pay are significantly lower than posted at amazon.co.uk, since we don't pay VAT; adjusted prices show when you start the checkout procedure. Also, strangely, shipping charges are noticeably cheaper from the UK than from the U.S. (like ~CDN$1.75 per item vs US$3).

Yeah, it gets complicated... But as you said, sometimes prices are so much lower than even in the U.S., not to mention they have lots of stuff you just can't order from a regular retailer in North America. I don't bother with borderline "cheaper" items, I go for the hugely cheaper stuff knowing that in the worst case if I get dinged for all fees I'll still be lots better off.

Check that any BD you want is playable here if you don't have area-free. Most are. But *sometimes* the extras aren't...check first if you care. Further, sometimes there is a DVD included with some BDs and that will certainly be Region 2.
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Old 2010-01-10, 03:23 PM   #7
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You can buy Up and Monsters Inc. together for $27.98 USD from Amazon.com
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Old 2010-01-10, 11:29 PM   #8
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I picked up Poltergeist at Zellers for $9.99 on Sat. it scanned $31 but the tag said $9.99 it might have been left over from boxing week
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Old 2010-01-11, 12:42 PM   #9
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You can pick up John Carpenter's classic The Thing for 9.99 at BB video store. I had a $5.00 coupon which made it a real bargain.
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Old 2010-01-09, 04:52 PM   #10
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Best Buy has Generation Kill for $35. Wicked Deal! On till Jan 14.
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Old 2010-01-09, 05:01 PM   #11
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Went to one BB and it was sold out so did a price match at FS and got it even cheaper.
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Old 2010-01-12, 10:10 AM   #12
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Any deals to be found on Moon or Hurt Locker today?
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Old 2010-01-12, 11:36 AM   #13
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Not gonna save a bunch on either of those.

But from my searching, Amazon.ca has the best price on Moon @$27.49 and Hurt Locker @$27.99. BB has Hurt Locker for $27.99 as well but you'll want a price match on Moon as they want $32.99
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Old 2010-01-13, 11:33 AM   #14
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Has anyone tried to pricematch BB with Amazon.ca? would BB do it? I have done a lot of pricematches at BB but they have generally been other stores as opposed to Amazon.ca

Btw my local BB only had a couple of BDs of Moon left last night!
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Old 2010-01-13, 01:02 PM   #15
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Most retail stores will not pricematch with online retailers because the online retailer has a distinct advanatge to costs.
However having said that it does not hurt to try it.
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