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Old 01-05-11, 07:28 AM   #26
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Re: Hamilton Books

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Thanks for the effort and insights, GoldenWheels. Will have to check out the site. But why do musical/opera titles not qualify for the catalog?
At one point we made a decision that they fit better by genre in our Arts and Entertainment catalog (which is filled with artsy stuff, classical music books, etc) as opposed to classifying them by binding code as a DVD and putting them in with the DVD Catalog. So they'll get you the A&E catalog...but they don't qualify you for the DVD catalog, even though they are DVDs.

We have some Good Eats, Anthony Bourdain DVDs too, buying one of those would get you our Cooking catalog. We have a (very) few woodworking ones, they'd get you our Home and Garden catalog.

We made the exact OPPOSITE decision on military documentaries...We have a Military History Catalog, and going by the logic above, of course the war documentaries should be in there, and buying one would get you the Military catalog. However, at the time, I needed titles to fill up the DVD Catalog to get to the minimum page count that was feasible to mail...and we had a LOT of military stuff, so I grabbed it for the DVD catalog out of necessity. We've added a LOT of movie titles since then so I imagine military documentaries may move to Military History (where it really should be) as soon as I no longer need them to "fill the space".

The DVD catalog is pretty much really a "Movie & TV" catalog--probably I should have called it that all along, as it was my target. Documentaries kind of just got dragged along for the ride.
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Old 01-05-11, 04:54 PM   #27
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Re: Hamilton Books

I got this email today:


4 of the items you ordered on 12/14/2010 were shipped on 12/16/2010.
Your credit card will be charged $18.90 for the 4 items shipped only.

The following items were shipped:

1723790 1 Museum of Kitschy Stitches: A Gallery of 3.95
178062X 1 Shiver *DVD 1.95
2380137 1 Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes fro 4.95
175937X 1 Essential Marvel Two-in-One, Vol. 2: The 2.95
Postage & Handling 5.10
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Total 18.90

Why wait til now to charge my debit card?I figured they had already done so..?
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Old 01-05-11, 05:09 PM   #28
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Re: Hamilton Books

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I got this email today:


4 of the items you ordered on 12/14/2010 were shipped on 12/16/2010.
Your credit card will be charged $18.90 for the 4 items shipped only.

The following items were shipped:

1723790 1 Museum of Kitschy Stitches: A Gallery of 3.95
178062X 1 Shiver *DVD 1.95
2380137 1 Interior Desecrations: Hideous Homes fro 4.95
175937X 1 Essential Marvel Two-in-One, Vol. 2: The 2.95
Postage & Handling 5.10
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Total 18.90

Why wait til now to charge my debit card?I figured they had already done so..?
Rider I wish I had an answer for you but I have next to no idea how web orders are processed or handled. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Old 01-06-11, 11:14 AM   #29
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Re: Hamilton Books

The "best practice" is to charge a credit card when the product is shipped, not ordered. That's what most reputable companies do.
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Old 01-06-11, 11:53 AM   #30
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The "best practice" is to charge a credit card when the product is shipped, not ordered. That's what most reputable companies do.
I think he's complaining about not being charged until 3 weeks after the items were shipped
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Old 01-12-11, 03:37 PM   #31
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Sent a mail order with them yesterday, hopefully it gets there soon and everything goes smooth. I'm looking forward to more orders already
And got the stuff today. 9 day turn around for something sent snail mail is pretty good. I'm very satisfied, probably dropping another order in the mail this weekend.
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Old 01-14-11, 10:49 AM   #32
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Re: Hamilton Books

Everyone who requested a DVD catalog, your copies will (finally, sorry for the delay!) go out this afternoon. Thanks for the interest and I hope you find something you like!

There is some neat stuff that just went out in the new arrivals catalog (these titles are also on the web at this point)

Oldboy. Item #2547406 $5.95 (OOP I think....don't quote me on that one though!)

Playboy Playmate Calendar Collection. Item #2540746 $7.95
Anna Nicole Collection. Item #2540738 $7.95

KELLY'S HEROES/WHERE EAGLES DARE/THE DIRTY DOZEN/BATTLEGROUND: WWII Battlefront Europe. Item #253858X $9.95

EAST OF EDEN/CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF/A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE/REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE: Romantic Dramas. Item #2538563 $9.95

THE COWBOYS/FORT APACHE/RIO BRAVO/THE SEARCHERS: John Wayne Westerns. Item #2538539
$9.95

Great Yokai War. Item #2540797 $4.95

Best overstock deals this cycle IMO.
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Old 01-14-11, 03:13 PM   #33
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Re: Hamilton Books

It's been years since I've ordered anything, but I sent my order on the 3rd.

I emailed, and asked if they got my money order. But they still have not replied.

Other places always tell me when they get my money order, or if there's a problem, and when it ships, etc...

Have all the "snow problems" up north affected the company more than usual?
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Old 01-14-11, 07:13 PM   #34
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It's been years since I've ordered anything, but I sent my order on the 3rd.

I emailed, and asked if they got my money order. But they still have not replied.

Other places always tell me when they get my money order, or if there's a problem, and when it ships, etc...

Have all the "snow problems" up north affected the company more than usual?
I would say no....we're very busy and perhaps being backed up with orders has slowed down the response you should get. Give it a little while more but if you don't get a response, PM me your info.

I gotta be careful though guys...I am not really officially supposed to be on here in any capacity, and certainly not in a service capacity. I don't mind doing it but I can't make a habit because it would just snowball.
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Old 01-14-11, 09:06 PM   #35
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Re: Hamilton Books

Some other new titles of interest:

2540762 Blood Shack (Steckler) 3.95
2538660 Blind Chance (Kieslowski) 5.95
2538679 Camera Buff (Kieslowski) 5.95
2540754 Attack the Gas Station 3.95
2540789 Devil Dog 3.95
2540770 Dead Riot / Flesh for the Beast 3.95
2538296 The Entertainer 3.95
2538288 The Dunwich Horror 3.95
2538334 The Hills Run Red 3.95
2547384 Masterpieces of Opera 7.95
2547376 La Dolce Vita (2-disc) 9.95
2540819 Kamikaze Taxi 3.95
2538865 Justice League: The New Frontier 5.95
2547392 Neither the Sea Nor the Sand 5.95
2538687 No End (Kieslowski) 5.95
2540827 Nightmares Come at Night (Franco) 3.95
2538695 The Scar (Kieslowski) 5.95
253844X Slaughter 3.95
2546809 Son of Rambow 5.95
2546817 Sorry Wrong Number 5.95
2546833 To Catch a Thief (can't tell if it's the old one or the remaster) 5.95
2540851 Terror Taxi 3.95
2540878 Zatoichi Vol 1 (TV series) 4.95
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Old 01-15-11, 08:37 AM   #36
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Some other new titles of interest:


2546833 To Catch a Thief (can't tell if it's the old one or the remaster) 5.95

This is UPC 097360630879, and is a Canadian edition, so it has French on the package. Can be looked up on Amazon.ca. I know the French bugs some people (frankly I don't really like it myself and avoid bilingual packaging unless it saves me good $$$).

Ideally we'd denote the French text stuff but it is a monster project to go back and see what has it and what doesn't, and it kind of has to be done en masse so it is consistent across the board--otherwise it isn't worth much.

Glad you found the Tokyo Shock stuff! There's a few other Salvation "Redemption" titles there too...sadly the first time we add a new publisher, it takes a while to add them to the website, so they aren't searchable as a publisher yet. In addition to Neither the Sea Nor the Sand we also have Fiend, Bloodsuckers, and Justine, all $5.95. I'll probably pick those up myself.

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Old 01-15-11, 08:54 AM   #37
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Re: Hamilton Books

I got my DVDs about 10 days after ordering. Finished off my Godzilla collection. I'm pretty damn pleased. I'm gonna keep an eye out for future orders. Hopefully new stuff comes in a regular rotation.

My order:

252385X 1 All Monsters Attack: Toho Master Col*DVD 5.95
2523868 1 Ghidorah--The Three-Headed Monster: *DVD 5.95
2445921 1 Gumby Essentials *DVD 5.95
1642278 1 Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years*DVD 3.95
2523906 1 Terror of Mechagodzilla: Battle to S*DVD 5.95
7482418 1 Ultraman, Series One, Volume Two *DVD 5.95
7482396 1 Laughmaker: Studio One--The Crown Ge*DVD 1.95
2523884 1 Invasion of Astro-Monster: Toho Mast*DVD 5.95

Postage & Handling 6.70
Total 48.30
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Old 01-15-11, 09:02 AM   #38
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Hopefully new stuff comes in a regular rotation.
About every 4 weeks (what we call a cycle), and I am constantly hustling to find new stuff. With the overstocks it's all about what's available--some cycles are WAY better than others unfortunately.

Thanks so much for the order!
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Old 01-15-11, 10:44 AM   #39
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Re: Hamilton Books

I'm not one to post my purchase lists all the time, but this one I'm particularly glad I made, and I stumbled upon these films quite by accident. Two were on my (ever, ever-expanding) wishlist, and two were "what the hell's":

Graveyard of Honor ('75)
Clive Barker's Book of Blood
Silk ('07)
Young & Innocent (Hitchcock)

Grand total: $26.90

(That's almost obscene.)
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Old 01-15-11, 12:24 PM   #40
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GoldenWheels, thanks for answering...

I got the DVD set I ordered today. According to the receipt that came with it, I should get my books in a separate shipment ( or a refund check ).

I'm very happy... It's been a long time since I've ordered from them ( and I love your shipping cost, that's for sure ).

Just for the record, I ordered the "Film Noir Collector's Set" ( $14.95 - six dvds - Questar ).

It has 7 movies - D.O.A. - DETOUR - THE STRANGER - SCARLET STREET - STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA EVERS - KILLER BAIT ( AKA TOO LATE FOR TEARS ) and SUDDENLY.

38 trailers

Poster gallery

2 features ( Feme Fatale The Noir Dame & What Is Film Noir )

The packaging is really nice. The outer sleeve has foil and it's embossed. The separate slip case has six slim DVD cases in it.
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Old 01-15-11, 12:52 PM   #41
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I tried to post a link to a pic of the dvd set I just got, but I can not do it because I don't have 30 posts.

Then I tried to post the pic itself, but got the same message.
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Old 01-15-11, 01:34 PM   #42
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GoldenWheels, thanks for answering...

I got the DVD set I ordered today. According to the receipt that came with it, I should get my books in a separate shipment ( or a refund check ).

I'm very happy... It's been a long time since I've ordered from them ( and I love your shipping cost, that's for sure ).

Just for the record, I ordered the "Film Noir Collector's Set" ( $14.95 - six dvds - Questar ).

It has 7 movies - D.O.A. - DETOUR - THE STRANGER - SCARLET STREET - STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA EVERS - KILLER BAIT ( AKA TOO LATE FOR TEARS ) and SUDDENLY.

38 trailers

Poster gallery

2 features ( Feme Fatale The Noir Dame & What Is Film Noir )

The packaging is really nice. The outer sleeve has foil and it's embossed. The separate slip case has six slim DVD cases in it.
No sweat man, and I'm glad you got your set. Could be they didn't respond to your email because they figured you'd have the order soon anyway...still, they should have responded, I'm sorry about that.

We used to store/ship all from one location...as the DVD side grew we had to move them to another warehouse down the road. So all book/DVD orders ship in two parts. On the plus side for the DVD fans...being a separate, and smaller, operation, we're often better able to keep up with DVD orders.

A lot of the Questar stuff is nature, old PBS, etc, and not really up my personal alley--but that set is a beauty.
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Old 01-18-11, 11:53 AM   #43
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GoldenWheels,

I just got my books today, so now my order is complete.

I'm going to order some more DVDs as soon as I can.
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Old 01-18-11, 12:09 PM   #44
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This is my 32nd post, which means I can now posts links, pics, etc...

Below is a photo of the "Film Noir Collector's Edition"...

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Old 01-19-11, 02:21 AM   #45
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I'm interested in the 2 disc La Dolce Vita but there appear to be two listings for this title and nearly identical wording. Both Koch-Lorber; anyone know what the difference is besides the $15?
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Old 01-19-11, 02:24 AM   #46
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That Film Noir set looks like a great production but I steer clear of those Questar titles until they make some improvements over the public domain transfers they sell.
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Old 01-19-11, 07:41 AM   #47
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I'm interested in the 2 disc La Dolce Vita but there appear to be two listings for this title and nearly identical wording. Both Koch-Lorber; anyone know what the difference is besides the $15?
Exact same thing...the cheaper $9.95 one is an overstock and thus may or may not have a slash/stickered/markered barcode.
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Old 01-20-11, 03:20 AM   #48
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Understand La Dolce now.
Anyone interested in Agnes Varda's great film Cleo From 5 To 7 should snag a copy of it while still available. This separate Criterion Collection title is OOP and sells here for $9.95. Check out what Amazon's sellers want!
The title is only available from CC in the new 4 by Agnes Varda boxset with a lot of supplements.
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Old 01-20-11, 09:33 AM   #49
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Understand La Dolce now.
Anyone interested in Agnes Varda's great film Cleo From 5 To 7 should snag a copy of it while still available. This separate Criterion Collection title is OOP and sells here for $9.95. Check out what Amazon's sellers want!
The title is only available from CC in the new 4 by Agnes Varda boxset with a lot of supplements.
The one in the 4 By Varda boxset is upgraded and remastered. This is the original, weaker release. Still maybe worth it for someone who doesn't want to but the entire box, but supposedly pales in comparison to the boxset version.

Wonder if it still has the gigantic Criterion catalog in the box. Those were great.
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Old 02-14-11, 09:13 AM   #50
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Pretty weak latest batch, if I do say so myself, outside of a couple goodies. Highlights include:

The Universe, Season 1-4 $49.95 (interesting set as it doesn't seem to exist anywhere else; these are not the individual seasons wrapped but all slimpacks in one slipcase)
Turner Classic Movies Hitchcock Thrillers $9.95

And that be about it IMO. Next month should be much better.

You can use the Power Search with Bindcode/Media set as DVD and the date set as 2/7/2011 to see all the new arrivals. There's an OK batch of Warners in there but really nothing special for those of you who make the Big Lots rounds.

You can search with the bindcode as Blu Ray too but frankly our BR prices ain't so great right now. Still trying to get enough volume going where I can get the prices down.
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