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Old 10-12-02, 04:21 PM
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Question for UK people

I'm British but live in the US, and I'm going back to England for a visit next week.

I've got a big shopping list of R2 DVDs. My question is though, is it cheaper to just order them from the USA via Bensonsworld or Blackstar, or will I find them for decent prices in Virgin/HMV etc?

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Old 10-13-02, 01:09 AM
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Its always cheaper if you order from the net although HMV/Virgin sales do have the occasional bargain.
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Old 10-13-02, 01:17 AM
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and you probably have to pay VAT when your purchasing in the UK.
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Old 10-13-02, 08:46 AM
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I agree - I also recently went back home to the UK and found a buy one get one free sale on at HMV and picked up a lot of the Farscape Packs I was missing. As well as Kagemusha and Mike Bassett England Manager. Picked up some BBC releases very cheap from my local WH Smiths also. The most I paid was 9.99UKP for a DVD. Actually I was quite surprised how cheap DVDs were in the UK.
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Old 10-14-02, 06:52 PM
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Now is a good time to be visiting the UK, DVD-wise. The biggest bargain at the moment is HMV's copy of A.I. going for 9.99 when only last week it was 25. The Deerhunter has also dropped to 10 but the transfer is very poor, as by the way is the cheapish Kagemusha.
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Old 10-15-02, 11:20 AM
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If you are permenent resident of USA, then I thought you can get your VAT back by filling in a customs form at the Airport in England.
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Old 10-15-02, 10:29 PM
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Thanks guys, appreciate the answers! I think what I'll do is just get any DVDs on my list which I can find fairly cheaply in B&M stores, then order the rest when I get back.

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