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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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« 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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« 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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« 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 #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.