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

Opinion on Chinese Movie DVD Wholesaler Requested

Old 12-08-08, 02:54 AM
  #1  
New Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1
Opinion on Chinese Movie DVD Wholesaler Requested

I have access to a large, established, legitimate (I think) Chinese wholesale DVD movie distributor who will sell in limited quantities. They do this because they expect that most people buying from them will want samples before buying in bulk quantities. They sell their limited quantities at the same price as their bulk orders. I have seen several of their DVD's along with it's packaging and it is indistinguishable from what the local stores are selling.

I am willing to order a few samples, but before I do, I would like to get experiences/opinions that others had/have with overseas sellers.

Are these DVD's pirated copies? How can I determine if they are?

Are the DVD's that are sold locally manufactured in China (like everything else that is sold in the USA)?

If so, could they be selling the same legitimate DVD's that they manufacture for the legitimate US market?

What pitfalls could await me if I start buying DVD's from them?

Everyone's experience/opinion is appreciated. Thanks.
BWCDoc is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 05:10 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
DVD Polizei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 52,468
Well, China is the #1 seller of pirated US media. Buy a few samples, then post pics of them here.
DVD Polizei is online now  
Old 12-08-08, 07:35 AM
  #3  
Cool New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 40
Originally Posted by BWCDoc View Post
Are the DVD's that are sold locally manufactured in China (like everything else that is sold in the USA)?
A large portion of the DVD's sold in the US are made in Mexico.
Karman is offline  
Old 12-08-08, 09:48 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 823
The Chinese are not to be trusted. Ever.
RustyOrgan is offline  
Old 12-10-08, 02:12 AM
  #5  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: independence MO
Posts: 491
Originally Posted by RustyOrgan View Post
The Chinese are not to be trusted. Ever.
Who the hell are you,Eric Cartman?
rider555 is offline  
Old 12-10-08, 09:39 AM
  #6  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Posts: 443
checkout http://www.wikihow.com/Spot-Fake-DVDs for some ways to check.
amd555 is offline  
Old 01-07-09, 02:55 AM
  #7  
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2
Re: Opinion on Chinese Movie DVD Wholesaler Requested

They may look like exact copies but are probably pirated if they come from China.Easy way to tell is if you have a computer & have a dvd player of course.Download nero cd/dvd speed & click on disc information,if it's authentic it's region 1 but more than likely it'll say Region 0....meaning pirated.If your talking about current titles sold in the U.S.

Remember reading an article on the net about chinese dvd factories,they're retail by day & pirates by night.I've also noticed that a lot of dvds are being produced in Mexico.

Last edited by userunknown; 01-07-09 at 03:02 AM.
userunknown is offline  
Old 01-07-09, 05:55 PM
  #8  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 58
Re: Opinion on Chinese Movie DVD Wholesaler Requested

Originally Posted by rider555 View Post
Who the hell are you,Eric Cartman?
Here's how I see him:

RustyOrgan This user is on your Ignore List.
3dipper is offline  
Old 01-07-09, 11:43 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Troy Stiffler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Under an I-10 Overpass
Posts: 21,393
Re: Opinion on Chinese Movie DVD Wholesaler Requested

If they're being sold for less than 75%-or-so of the MSRP, they're not legitimate. There's not a lot of money in retailing DVD's.
Troy Stiffler is offline  
Old 01-08-09, 09:28 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
The Man with the Golden Doujinshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Mister Peepers
Posts: 7,883
Re: Opinion on Chinese Movie DVD Wholesaler Requested

Originally Posted by troystiffler View Post
If they're being sold for less than 75%-or-so of the MSRP, they're not legitimate. There's not a lot of money in retailing DVD's.
I'll disagree. I sell DVDs wholesale and I pay 50 - 66% of the MSRP.
The Man with the Golden Doujinshi is offline  
Old 01-08-09, 04:02 PM
  #11  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: dc-md-va
Posts: 959
Re: Opinion on Chinese Movie DVD Wholesaler Requested

The OP is vague and provides no examples or company name. Are you speaking of Mainland China or Hong Kong, presumably not Taiwan?

Warner Bros has initiated a VoD service recently in China. They, and 20th Century Fox have joint ventures with Chinese companies to combat piracy. Typically, their DVDs cost only a few dollars, just slightly above bootleg prices but offering better quality.

One article that I could find handily:
http://varietyasiaonline.com/content/view/7417/
One more:
http://www.ebusinessforum.com/index....d=&search=envy

If by chance you're referring to Buyoyo/Layoyo/DVDShelf, they are a legit HK company and offer B2B sales.
http://biz.buyoyo.com/bizbuyoyo/eng/AboutUs.do
http://www.is.cityu.edu.hk/staff/isrobert/fb5003/S2.ppt


Apparently, the Chinese are wary of buying American... debt, after buying $1T worth.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/...iness/yuan.php

Last edited by dleedlee; 01-08-09 at 04:33 PM.
dleedlee is offline  
Old 08-28-10, 12:01 PM
  #12  
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: guang zhou china
Posts: 15
Re: Opinion on Chinese Movie DVD Wholesaler Requested

Yes,you are right,most dvds from china are not original.
teedon is offline  
Old 08-28-10, 12:01 PM
  #13  
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: guang zhou china
Posts: 15
Re: Opinion on Chinese Movie DVD Wholesaler Requested

but the price is really cheaper
teedon is offline  

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 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.