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Shipping Rates to US for Euro-sites?

Old 09-07-01, 09:51 PM
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Shipping Rates to US for Euro-sites?

Most of the DVD Euro-sites -- Cinestore.fr, Alapage, and even fnac.com and amazon.fr -- seem to have pretty similar prices for the handful of English subtitled French DVDs I'd like to buy (In the Mood for Love, the Bunuel titles, Ray's The Music Room). Being French-impaired, though, it's very difficult for me to make out what the actual shipping charges are to the US for the various sites. Anyone with an understanding of French or the patience to play with those translation sites happen to know what the rates are for 1-4 DVDs for those particular sites? Or perhaps there's some other great Euro site lurking out there with even better prices or shipping? (And I'm already familiar with DVDZone2, thanks.)
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http://www.bensonsworld.co.uk/ has free shipping worldwide for DVDs. Their prices also seem to be the lowest, compared to amazon.co.uk, blackstar.co.uk and dvd.fr. A friend of mine recently bought R2 disks of Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources from them.

I'm not sure whether the DVDs u mentioned are available though.
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Umm...Babelfish really is not hard to 'play with.' It gives a pretty rudimentary translation that adaquetly serves its purpose. Either way, s&h is going to pretty high when importing to the U.S. So if you want the discs, bite the bullet and buy them.
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For the 3 stores you mentioned, Amazon.fr's standard-shipping rate to North America is around $US 8 per shipment plus $US 2 per item; Alapage's rate is around $US 11 per shipment plus $US 2 per item; Cinestore's rate is a flat $US 13 per order for released titles plus $US 4 per pre-ordered item.
Bear in mind that the DVD prices listed on these sites include VAT (I think around 20%) which would be taken off for orders shipped to destinations outside the EU.

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