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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #150 on: Apr 26, 2014 at 12:16 AM »
I pick up my Amazon-purchased Blu-rays/DVDs at QCPO, and have only had to pay customs duties less than 5% of the time. It's down to luck.

One tip that usually works is to arrive when they open in the morning. The customs guy usually isn't there yet. Hehe...

Haha nice tip! I'll make sure to be there 8AM or earlier just to be extra sure. Any idea on how long shipping usually takes from Amazon?
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #151 on: Apr 26, 2014 at 06:50 AM »
Any idea on how long shipping usually takes from Amazon?

I'm not sure what happened, since I used to be very happy with Amazon-UK to QCPO shipping usually taking 10-12 days. Nowadays, it's usually over a month, frequently a few weeks beyond the estimated delivery date.
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #152 on: Apr 27, 2014 at 09:51 PM »
Thanks for all the help sir! Balitaan ko kayo what happens next! :D
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #153 on: Apr 30, 2014 at 03:51 PM »
Haha nice tip! I'll make sure to be there 8AM or earlier just to be extra sure. Any idea on how long shipping usually takes from Amazon?

usually nga po 10-12days kaya lang ngayon may pending pa ako sa amazon UK 2weeks na delayed nauna pa nga yung ibang order ko from other amazon site na mas late ko na-purchase eh...
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #154 on: May 06, 2014 at 03:02 PM »
For quick current reference, my latest order from Amazon UK, which I placed on April 5, with an estimated delivery date of April 17 via Royal Mail, only arrived today, May 6. The postal notice arrived this morning, and I picked it up this afternoon at QCPO... no taxes/duties due.

So like I said... usually over a month.
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #155 on: May 06, 2014 at 05:42 PM »
Okay thanks sir! I'll probably expect mine to arrive late May or even June! Any ideas on Zavvi purchases as well? I ordered some steelbooks via Zavvi.NL
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #156 on: May 06, 2014 at 05:56 PM »
Okay thanks sir! I'll probably expect mine to arrive late May or even June! Any ideas on Zavvi purchases as well? I ordered some steelbooks via Zavvi.NL

as estimated given by zavvi.nl I think... cause I got mine exactly as ETA... :)
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« Reply #157 on: May 06, 2014 at 10:55 PM »
as estimated given by zavvi.nl I think... cause I got mine exactly as ETA... :)

Oh, cool. Where can I see the estimate? I only saw it during checkout. Standard shipping is 5-10 working days daw. I hope its as fast as they stated. That would be awesome. I would get those by next week if ever. Hehe!
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #158 on: May 19, 2014 at 03:08 PM »
Finally got my Amazon.co.uk blurays today! The QCPO notice arrived last week. The Customs Guy actually got the amazon box but only asked what the contents were. I honestly said Blurays and he didn't charge me anything. Awesome!  >:D

Here's the unboxed pic:


Will definitely try the Amazon.co.uk route again!
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #159 on: May 19, 2014 at 07:48 PM »
i have orders from amazon UK that didn't arrive.. waited for more than a month pero wla tlga... :(
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #160 on: May 19, 2014 at 09:23 PM »
i have orders from amazon UK that didn't arrive.. waited for more than a month pero wla tlga... :(

me naencounter na ako after 2 months bago dumating yung item sa us address
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #161 on: May 19, 2014 at 11:43 PM »
me naencounter na ako after 2 months bago dumating yung item sa us address

Still waiting pa nga rin po, baka nga na-delay lang talaga...
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #162 on: Jul 29, 2014 at 02:54 AM »
Bakit ba pagkamamahal ng mga blu-ray dito sa Pilipinas?  Is it because of the limited market?  I noticed sa US, relatively mura ang blu-rays compared sa price dito sa atin. Pagdating dito, 3 times ang price.  Better pa na bumili online.

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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #163 on: Feb 27, 2015 at 07:12 AM »
My Amazon UK order arrived in just nine working days ;D
It includes BDs from a £10 for 2 sale, a marked down GoT S3 BD set and another BD title much cheaper than its US version.
Funny thing is, the package arrived together with my Black Friday week hauls from Amazon US which took almost 13 weeks to get here.
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #164 on: Jul 08, 2015 at 08:15 PM »
Ordered

3 sets

sana dumating...

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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #165 on: Dec 27, 2015 at 08:02 PM »
Latest order from Amazon UK arrived exactly 20 days after it was shipped out. OTOH, my order from Amazon US is still nowhere in sight. It was sent October 28th, so I informed customer service about the delayed delivery. A full refund was issued without asking the rep to do so, even after I told him I am willing to wait until the end of the month  :o

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One change I did notice: just like its US counterpart, Amazon UK is now using flimsy cardboard packaging when shipping blu-ray discs. Mine arrived damaged and wrapped in a Phlpost plastic bag together with this note:

   


Here's the condition of the package after removing the Phlpost plastic bag:

 

Fortunately, the BD cases and the discs were not damaged  :)
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #166 on: Jun 09, 2016 at 05:11 PM »
Select BD titles go on sale at Amazon UK from time to time. Recently I was lucky to get these two sealed Marvel BDs for £21 only (including shipping, or <P1,500) ^-^ ^-^ ^-^

         
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #167 on: Mar 16, 2017 at 10:34 PM »
I am new in Amazon and a new BD lover. At first, I got my BDs in Viva Sale wayback 2014 and got my first BD player that year too. Since then, I am looking for cheap BD titles at the mall and I literally find them expensive talaga. So I skip it until I read forum here. So I decided to give a try and one seller here got a really nice deal of good BD titles ranges from 200 to 500 each versus sa mall na 1,400 up.

Then came Amazon US. I tried purchasing some BD titles na prices are $2 to $10 and waited for some relatives na uuwe to Manila para free shipping (Amazon Prime)

Havent tried Amazon UK. Can anybody give me some tips on how to purchase from Amazon Uk since I dont have an UK/EU address unlike sa Amazon US which I have an US address to be shipped using LBC SC.

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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #168 on: Mar 17, 2017 at 06:44 AM »
I am new in Amazon and a new BD lover. At first, I got my BDs in Viva Sale wayback 2014 and got my first BD player that year too. Since then, I am looking for cheap BD titles at the mall and I literally find them expensive talaga. So I skip it until I read forum here. So I decided to give a try and one seller here got a really nice deal of good BD titles ranges from 200 to 500 each versus sa mall na 1,400 up.

Then came Amazon US. I tried purchasing some BD titles na prices are $2 to $10 and waited for some relatives na uuwe to Manila para free shipping (Amazon Prime)

Havent tried Amazon UK. Can anybody give me some tips on how to purchase from Amazon Uk since I dont have an UK/EU address unlike sa Amazon US which I have an US address to be shipped using LBC SC.

Newbie here. Salamat PinoyDVD

If you backread a few pages, orders from Amazon UK were shipped directly to Ph address. But beware of postal storage. Before, 50php per item/box lang. Now its 120(?) na..
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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #169 on: Mar 18, 2017 at 01:42 AM »
Quote
ung limited collector's edition po ng Alien Anthology yung item
I think this will be my first purchase sa Amazon Uk. Parang sulit bilin.

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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #170 on: Mar 22, 2017 at 04:44 PM »
If you backread a few pages, orders from Amazon UK were shipped directly to Ph address. But beware of postal storage. Before, 50php per item/box lang. Now its 120(?) na..

112 to be exact

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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #171 on: Mar 22, 2017 at 04:56 PM »
If you backread a few pages, orders from Amazon UK were shipped directly to Ph address. But beware of postal storage. Before, 50php per item/box lang. Now its 120(?) na..
Buti Kung yan Lang. Sa postal office in nova they charge me other custom tax aside from postal storage. Almost equal sa amount of what I bought sa uk.

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Re: Why I buy my Region-Free Blu-ray Discs from Amazon.co.uk
« Reply #172 on: Mar 22, 2017 at 09:54 PM »
Buti Kung yan Lang. Sa postal office in nova they charge me other custom tax aside from postal storage. Almost equal sa amount of what I bought sa uk.

May new law na po ata. Libre na yong 10,000php and below


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