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Old 05-23-08, 02:40 PM
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$5.99 Universal HD-DVDs At Inetvideo

On an Amazon forum, I saw that Inetvideo.com (for U.S.) or Inetvideo.ca (for Canada) has over 100 Universal HD-DVD titles for $5.99 each.

Titles include Serenity, Casino, Dune, Children Of Men, The Deer Hunter, Fletch, Dawn Of The Dead, etc. (many of these have been on sale at Amazon before, but not this low).

They've apparently been bombarded with orders as a result of the postings on Amazon and other forums.

Their US website is currently down.

The Canadian website was also down for most of the day but is back up if you want to view the sale titles there.

This message appears if you try to access the US website:

"We are currently experiencing a technical issue that prevents iNetVideo.com customers from viewing our website. Engineers are actively engaged in resolving this matter. This technical issue is caused by the high traffic on our website due to our HD DVD SALE. Rest assured that all the orders are being shipped on time. If you need immediate assistance, please send an email to [email protected] or use our live chat.

For HD DVD Deals, you may also visit our eBay Store until the issue is resolved."

There are links in this message to an online customer service person and a link to their eBay Store.

Their Canadian website was also down for most of the day but is back up if you want to view the sale titles there.

The only catch to this deal is that shipping is apparently a bit high ($5.00 for the first DVD and $2.00 for each additional).

I've never dealt with Inetvideo before myself.

Has anybody here had experience buying from them before? [I see that they have an overall positive feedback rating (98.9%) on eBay, but there are a few negatives].

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Old 05-23-08, 04:52 PM
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98.9% positive feedback on over 117K transactions is better than "generally positive" in my humble opinion.

Here is an example of one of the negatives,
"No response to multiple emails. Very poor. Product as described, good condition."

I don't think anyone has anything to be concerned over here.
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Old 05-23-08, 05:21 PM
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Their buy it now price on ebay is 7.98 for most titles. Heroes is a great deal at 29.98 though...
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Old 05-23-08, 05:28 PM
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You can also order via live chat since the site is always down. They will email you an order form, and you can also pay via paypal. Got one order that has already shipped, waiting for my second order to process. Customer service has been very good as well.
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Old 05-23-08, 05:56 PM
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Live chat is down right now, too, but I might try this tomorrow. I went through all 11 pages of titles on the Canadian site, but the shipping is WAY too much to the US. Granted, I added 67 titles. But shipping was $171. At almost $3 a title, I'll pass on most of the titles I was thinking of buying. Maybe I'll still get some, but surely not all 67...
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Old 05-23-08, 06:16 PM
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I wish a better selller had these prices. They have only a 96 percent approval rate on amazon. The prices arent available evidently int the amazon marketplace where the a to z guarantee is available.
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Ah, what the hell, I ordered 13 from the Canadian side, and got dinged for about $36 shipping, so my average cost ended up being around $8.76. Even if I were to order through their US website, I might have saved $7 on the total order (shipping would have been around $29 for 13 titles), so I went for it.
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Old 05-23-08, 07:29 PM
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I wonder how long until deepdiscount follows suit on hd dvd pricing. If they reduced their prices and it coincided with the 20 percent sale that would be nice.
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Old 05-23-08, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Patman
Ah, what the hell, I ordered 13 from the Canadian side, and got dinged for about $36 shipping, so my average cost ended up being around $8.76. Even if I were to order through their US website, I might have saved $7 on the total order (shipping would have been around $29 for 13 titles), so I went for it.
Don't forget that your credit card will likely add on 3% for purchasing from another country. That is the standard practice these days... I'm not saying it's not worth it. But I'd rather order from in the US... I'll keep my fingers crossed that the US site comes back up before they sell out of too many titles...

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Old 05-23-08, 08:42 PM
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But I'll get back 1.1% from the exchange rate. Woo Hoo!!!
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Somebody on the AVS forum contacted the company and said
"The rep advised that they have acquired a very large inventory of Univesal titles and plan on being able to fill orders for quite some time.

He also advised that they plan on ADDING MORE TITLES to the list of available selections."

I asked if titles from other studios are in the works and was told that they are trying but not guaranteed yet."
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Old 05-23-08, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Patman
But I'll get back 1.1% from the exchange rate. Woo Hoo!!!
Is that backwards? The Canadian Dollar is worth more than a US Dollar. From xe.com: 1.00 USD = 0.989400 CAD

Update: Typo corrected: I meant to write that the Canadian Dollar is worth more than a US Dollar.

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Old 05-23-08, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by g
Somebody on the AVS forum contacted the company and said
"The rep advised that they have acquired a very large inventory of Univesal titles and plan on being able to fill orders for quite some time.

He also advised that they plan on ADDING MORE TITLES to the list of available selections."

I asked if titles from other studios are in the works and was told that they are trying but not guaranteed yet."
Now if only they would offer them on Amazon or Amazon would lower their prices.
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Originally Posted by Bob_F1
Is that backwards? The Canadian Dollar is worth less than a US Dollar. From xe.com: 1.00 USD = 0.989400 CAD
Really, this deal is looking worse and worser! Ack!
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The US Dollar is shit right now, Patman. You know that.

At least you didn't order from their UK site. Then you really would be in pain.
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Old 05-23-08, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob_F1
Is that backwards? The Canadian Dollar is worth less than a US Dollar. From xe.com: 1.00 USD = 0.989400 CAD
That's what I thought, too, but they have a currency selector on the left side. When you select US currency instead of Canadian, it shows the prices as $6.07 instead of $5.99...
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Originally Posted by g
Somebody on the AVS forum contacted the company and said
"The rep advised that they have acquired a very large inventory of Univesal titles and plan on being able to fill orders for quite some time.

He also advised that they plan on ADDING MORE TITLES to the list of available selections."

I asked if titles from other studios are in the works and was told that they are trying but not guaranteed yet."
If that's true, then I'm in no hurry to get my order in. I'll wait for the US site to come back up, or for the live customer service person on Monday. Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll have more titles added by then... If a few sell out, I doubt I'll miss em, since I plan on ordering a LOT...
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Originally Posted by Bob_F1
Is that backwards? The Canadian Dollar is worth less than a US Dollar. From xe.com: 1.00 USD = 0.989400 CAD
I'm not sure how you are looking at that, but those rates mean the Canadian Dollar is worth more than a US Dollar.
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Old 05-23-08, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by starman9000
I'm not sure how you are looking at that, but those rates mean the Canadian Dollar is worth more than a US Dollar.
Whoops. That was a typo on my part.

I meant to type that a Canadian Dollar is worth more than a US Dollar.

Thanks for catching that. I've corrected my original post. Now if you only hadn't have quoted me I could pretend that this never happened.

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Old 05-24-08, 03:52 AM
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Why you would pull an ENTIRE website, just because you're getting more traffic.

If anything, after a certain amount of bandwidth and db queries are exhausted, you would get a white page, as happens naturally on 99.9% of the websites I've ordered from who had similar issues. But you don't pull the entire friggin' website. Do you?
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Old 05-24-08, 02:30 PM
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The site's back up again, at least a temporary site for hd dvd sale. Bought 4 movies for average price of $8.73 each. Not bad. Too bad Children of Men was out of stock, would have bought the same. Heroes for $29 was tempting, but I think the shipping was close to $13 for this alone.
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Old 05-24-08, 02:33 PM
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No complaints here. Everything rang up as $5.99 USD for me

Breakfast Club HD-DVD/DVD Combo
Field of Dreams HD-DVD
Last Starfighter HD-DVD
Mummy HD-DVD
Mummy Returns HD-DVD
Midnight Run HD-DVD
Scorpion King HD-DVD/DVD Combo
Seabiscuit HD-DVD
U-571 HD-DVD
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$5.99 USD Each
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Subtotal : $53.91 USD
US Shipping & Handling: $20.95 USD
Grand Total: $74.86 USD

Works out to $8.32 shipped each, which is below my $10 threshold for these titles. Thanks OP!

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Anyone have any idea how long the shipping might take?
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Old 05-24-08, 03:53 PM
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I'm pretty sure it will be media mail. They are not known for speed on amazon. They are even charging 1.75 for insurance which is what the post office charges. I still hope deepdiscount does a price cut on hd dvd soon. With shipping these prices are good but not stunning.

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Old 05-24-08, 04:26 PM
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FYI: Website shipping is confirmed as $4.95 for the first, $2.00 for each additional. Can't find their eBay store, so I can't compare total cost.
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