Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Shopping Discussions > Store Forum
Reload this Page >

Where do you Canadians buy your DVD?

Store Forum Share Your Shopping Experiences at Stores both Online and Off.

Where do you Canadians buy your DVD?

Old 11-16-02, 02:58 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 99
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Where do you Canadians buy your DVD?

As Canadians we're not privy to alot of the cheap e-tailers with great deals. I hate paying duties or brokerage fees when I buy stuff from the States, so I'm asking those Canadian members for a hand.

I usually buy them through stores like Futureshop, but even they charge you an arm and leg for delivery. I use to buy from Sam's the Record Man (Toronto), HMV (occassionally).

I'm in Toronto, does anyone have a suggestion?


Thx

Last edited by Ronin008; 11-16-02 at 03:03 AM.
Old 11-16-02, 03:23 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 9,975
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
My A&B Sound normally has super super cheap DVDs on the first week of release, then the next week they go up about 5 bucks.

However, if it comes in bilingual packaging, blah! I don't buy it, I pick it up in the states when I visit next or order off Amazon.

Also, amazon.com isn't bad because you don't get dutie and bokerage fees, since they have a Canadian hub.
Old 11-16-02, 04:25 AM
  #3  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 99
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by BizRodian
My A&B Sound normally has super super cheap DVDs on the first week of release, then the next week they go up about 5 bucks.

However, if it comes in bilingual packaging, blah! I don't buy it, I pick it up in the states when I visit next or order off Amazon.

Also, amazon.com isn't bad because you don't get dutie and bokerage fees, since they have a Canadian hub.
That's interesting.. would you have to buy from amazon.ca to get it dutie free? I know some sites state they have more stock in different hubs than others.

I'll give it a try. Thx.
Old 11-16-02, 06:23 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 2,202
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I agree..amazon.ca or futureshop is where I order mine..Delivery is very quick too usually 2-3 business days
Old 11-16-02, 07:09 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Under a pile of unwatched dvds
Posts: 1,059
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I buy online from amazon.ca and they are pretty reasonalble on shipping and prices. And delivery is lightning fast as well.
Old 11-16-02, 07:30 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 14,020
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
I buy either from Future Shop, Walmart, or Costco. Online, I generally stick to amazon.ca or amazon.com. With Share The Love, and coupons, Amazon.com is often the cheapest place to get DVDs. When it is bought at .com, it is shipped from inside Canada, which means it bypasses customs, so there is duties or fees on it. But since it is not a Canadian company (.com), they cannot charge tax. So basically, from .com, you get things tax free.

Amazon.ca usually has great prices as well. Chapters.ca is starting to have pretty good prices as well. Absound.ca and cnl.com are not bad either.

I hate bilingual DVDs as well. I will order those from the US to avoid the bilingual packaging. Can someone tell me for sure that ordering one of these DVDs from Amazon.com will get me the US version, even though it is shipped from within Canada?
Old 11-16-02, 09:18 AM
  #7  
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 239
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Can someone tell me for sure that ordering one of these DVDs from Amazon.com will get me the US version, even though it is shipped from within Canada?
Amazon.com = no bilingual packages
Amazon.ca = bilingual packages
Old 11-16-02, 09:20 AM
  #8  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Canada
Posts: 25
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I usually go into a Future Shop store to buy DVDs, but if the Canadian DVD has a really bad bilingual cover or removes an english DTS track in favour of a french track, then I buy online from Amazon.com or Amazon.ca.

You definately get the U.S. version from Amazon.com. I just got 6 dvds from them this week. You can also get the U.S. version from Amazon.ca. Just match the ASIN # on .ca with the # on .com. It will also often say [IMPORT] next to the name of the movie on .ca.
Old 11-16-02, 09:37 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Under a pile of unwatched dvds
Posts: 1,059
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
There are quite a few dvd's I have bought (online or not) that don't have any bilingual covers. It depends a the company I guess. Ones like paramount (some of my Friday the 13th ) have the bilingual covers.
Old 11-16-02, 10:14 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 2,202
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
if you buy from AMAZON.COM when converted into canadian funds is it still cheaper than buying from AMAZON.CA or does it average out to about the same..

example: Monterey Pop Festival Criterion set is:

$83.97+ tx+ no ship = $96.53 CDN
$59.96+ tx+$4.98 ship = $64.94 U.S

What's the exchange rate??

Thanks in advance whomever answers
Old 11-16-02, 10:37 AM
  #11  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Sonoran Desert; a place where it doesn't matter whether or not one can pronounce Donnacha.
Posts: 615
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
$96.53 is equivalent to about $60.91.

$1 US = $1.58 Canadian
Old 11-16-02, 01:55 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 14,020
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by Toxic Handshake
You definately get the U.S. version from Amazon.com. I just got 6 dvds from them this week. You can also get the U.S. version from Amazon.ca. Just match the ASIN # on .ca with the # on .com. It will also often say [IMPORT] next to the name of the movie on .ca.
That is a good point. I never thought of that. I will have to try it out. Thanks!
Old 11-16-02, 03:01 PM
  #13  
Dai
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 286
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I normally shop around between the following places:

Future Shop
Walmart
Superstore
CNL.com
Old 11-16-02, 03:43 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: In a sewer.
Posts: 616
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yeah, our prices are good, too bad we are cursed with the horrible billingual packaging.
Old 11-16-02, 04:11 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Fort Lauderdale Florida
Posts: 340
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I've gotten Band Of Brothers and Stragate SG-1 Seasons 1&2 from amazon.ca and they were identical to the U.S. release no billingual packaging.
Old 11-16-02, 04:26 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Ottawa
Posts: 9,975
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Well the packaging depends on the company that makes it. If they want to be stupid and piss everyone off, they use biligual packaging. Sign the petiton linked in my signature, I'm going to write a letter to studios who mess up the packaging soon.
Old 11-16-02, 05:34 PM
  #17  
Admin Emeritus
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty state!
Posts: 12,842
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Moving to Store Forum.
Old 11-19-02, 09:22 PM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Posts: 829
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by kcdny
I've gotten Band Of Brothers and Stragate SG-1 Seasons 1&2 from amazon.ca and they were identical to the U.S. release no billingual packaging.
Nice information since I will probably buy Stargate season 1 & 2 from amazon.ca. Thanks.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.