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CDWOW vouchers, promotions, news, opinions, & bargains: PART THREE

Old 03-16-07, 08:22 PM
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Not sure... This is the paddy's day $2 link:
Mailer:
http://images-cache.cd-wow.com/mailo..._15_03_wee.htm

Links to:
http://www.cd-wow.us/index_2.php?affid=17302

You can try:
http://www.cd-wow.us/promotion_2.php...02&affid=15405
but I don't know that it would work for the paddy's $2

The ongoing $2 voucher that they offer via our link is
http://www.cd-wow.us/dvdtalk
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Old 03-16-07, 10:31 PM
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I've never had a problem using vouchers with the discount links. As a matter of fact I've done it twice this month so far. I did it to get Private for $4.49/shipped, and then I ordered the Re-cycle: Limited Director's Edition 2-disc set for $11.95/shipped. As always, my orders shipped very quickly.
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Old 03-17-07, 09:18 AM
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Had a voucher laying around that I just tried to use that seems to have expired (got a message saying "you have no more credit on this voucher").
Are there any other vouchers out there at the moment?
And where the heck are these $3 vouchers coming from?
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Old 03-28-07, 11:03 PM
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The Swedish thriller "Exit" (2006) starring Mads Mikkelsen ("Casino Royale", "After the Wedding", "Prague", "Adam's Apples", etc.) is up at CD-WOW for $25.95 (after discount link). It is the R2 Danish release and is listed as having English subtitles.

There's also a Swedish release but no English subs are listed on that one (at least as per CD-WOW).

What little info. I could come across on this film seems to peg it as being mediocre at best....but as a fan of Mads Mikkelsen I'm tempted.
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Old 03-30-07, 11:13 PM
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It looks like all of the 2-disc Studio Ghibli Collection DVDs are $6.95 when you use the discount link. They were around $10 or more just a couple of weeks back, so this is a recent change.

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It looks like they've actually added a bunch of new stuff to the Bargain Basement. The 4-disc Elton John: Dream Ticket box set is only $6.95 even. The 2-disc Elvis By The Presleys is also at the same price.

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Any comment on the quality of these studio ghibli discs?
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Old 03-31-07, 07:47 PM
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Any comment on the quality of these studio ghibli discs?
I have most of them along with a few R2 releases and they are the same PQ (as I can see). The extras are limited and not really English friendly, but for the price they are well worth it
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Originally Posted by drpie
Any comment on the quality of these studio ghibli discs?
as long as they're official, youre fine - ghibli exerted so much control over the quality of the issues that they use the same transfers globally : shame other companies didn't follow suit, we wouldn't have to automatically question the quality of DVDs or double-dip.
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well dvd beaver seems to show the region 3 (HK) version of spirited away to be inferior.
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I believe the distributer is intercontinental. I'm a little reluctant to purchase, even with the price.
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Also, remember about the subtitle issue on many Ghibli discs,
for example, the Japanese Kiki disc has 'dubtitles', and so does Totoro.

Some of the Hong Kong releases too.
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Originally Posted by logboy
as long as they're official, youre fine - ghibli exerted so much control over the quality of the issues that they use the same transfers globally : shame other companies didn't follow suit, we wouldn't have to automatically question the quality of DVDs or double-dip.
These R3's sold on CD-WOW are official ones but I don't have ones from other region to compare with. I bought all of these R3 HK from CD WOW except the Spirit Away because of the picture color (check out DVDBeaver's review).

However, I did notice some have a little bit ghosting effect when you fast-forward play the DVD. I guess that's because of the NTSC Interlaced source. But I wonder whether this exists in R1 or other R3 (say, Taiwan) releases or not.

DVDs still have English menu and English subtitles for the film and the extra is the same as in other released (storyboard, as I recall).
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The R3 Hong Kong releases have Dolby Digital 5.1 for the Cantonese dub, but only 2.0 Stereo for the original Japanese audio. And the picture quality varies from one film to another. Some are great, some are a little poor compared to other releases.

I'd suggest checking out the Nausicaa.net video guide and searching DVD-Basen and DVD Compare for individual titles.

But they are very affordable, and are a good way of checking out the Ghibli films.
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New 48 hour sale going on at CD WOW Link to sale!
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I ordered a DVD from CD-Wow.us about 10 hours ago. The checkout process was the same as always but at the "Thank you for shopping with us, your order is now complete" page I was not given my order number as usual, and I still haven't received a confirmation email of my order. I am 100% sure that my email address was correct. I haven't registered with CD-Wow so I don't even have the possibility to log in and check my orders that way.

Has anyone had the same problem recently? I thought I'd ask here to see if it's a common problem before contacting CD-Wow.
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Once in a while it takes some time for the confirmation email to come through. If you are really concerned you can email them and they usual have a response within 30 minutes.
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You should get two numbers on the order completion page: WorldPay Transaction ID and CDWow Order Number, and two confirmation emails: one from WorldPay confirming the charge-card transaction, one from CDWow confirming the order. Occasionally my CDWow order confirmation email would be missing in which case I just forward the WorldPay email to [email protected] and the problem would get fixed. If you didn't get any number on the order completion page nor any confirmation email then chances are your order didn't really complete, but it doesn't hurt to inquire.

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Originally Posted by Officer Don
I ordered a DVD from CD-Wow.us about 10 hours ago. The checkout process was the same as always but at the "Thank you for shopping with us, your order is now complete" page I was not given my order number as usual, and I still haven't received a confirmation email of my order. I am 100% sure that my email address was correct. I haven't registered with CD-Wow so I don't even have the possibility to log in and check my orders that way.

Has anyone had the same problem recently? I thought I'd ask here to see if it's a common problem before contacting CD-Wow.

just hit them with an email.

note that they often come back to you asking for postal address to make sure theyre talking to the right person, so include it from the off to make things quicker.
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If you ever wonder if an order went through, go to www.cd-wow.us and log in, and theck your order status there.
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If you ever wonder if an order went through, go to www.cd-wow.us and log in, and theck your order status there.
Starting late last year, my orders no longer get posted on cd-wow.us, only on cd-wow.com.
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first of all, if your emails are not showing up, check your junk email folder.
they should be in there.

as for orders not showing up on .us but only on .com,
.us site only shows orders made when you were logged in and ordered,
but doesnt show orders made when you added items to your cart and logged in during payment.

.com shows everything you ordered. dont know why though.
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I've made a few orders from CDWow so far this year, all while logged in, and none of them show up on the .us site. I emailed someone at CDWow about it, and they told me to always check the order status on cd-wow.com from now on. I have no clue why that is though.
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Yeah, all my orders show up under cd-wow.com. Strange, but no biggie. As long as I can view them, that's good enough for me! I was worried because the last pre-order I placed was not showing up under cd-wow.us, but then I got a shipping notice, so I figured all was good.
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Originally Posted by Officer Don
Has anyone had the same problem recently? I thought I'd ask here to see if it's a common problem before contacting CD-Wow.
Hey Officer Don,

Don't know if you've sorted this out but I had the same problem with an order I placed on April 4th.

I emailed "[email protected]cd-wow.com" and gave them the name, delivery address, email etc and they fixed it up.

They said there was some problem with the payment notification from the payment services provider.

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first of all, if your emails are not showing up, check your junk email folder.
they should be in there.
If the order confirmation emails don't show up it is almost invariably because CDWow fails to receive transaction completion notifications from WorldPay.

as for orders not showing up on .us but only on .com,
.us site only shows orders made when you were logged in and ordered,
but doesnt show orders made when you added items to your cart and logged in during payment.
It does not seem to matter when one logs in during the ordering process. CDWow appears to just stop updating the database copy on cd-wow.us.

Another interesting thing is that they often let days go by after the order gets shipped before sending out the shipping notification email, making the shipping interval seem superfast -- sometimes as if it's overnight shipping.
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