Sat 15 Dec, 2012 08:58 pm
Virgin DVDs or DVD Giant Direct? My friend is looking to buy an out of print DVD, The Court Jester and these two places pop up on the Google search but I'm kind of worried about their legitimacy as web stores.
I'm not familiar with them, but I pulled a review off Google. I think it indicated they might be Aussies. Here it is:
Despite the similarity of the vague web site names, the one I'm referring to is DVD GIANT
Direct. That's one of my problems with the site. You can't get any vaguer/simpler with the silly site name yet only have an outdated web 1.o site.
Well, Virgin DVDs the same mega-company, right? They're pretty well known.
No. Not Sir Richard Branson's Virgin media conglomerate. I wish that was the case. This site looks like it was designed in the late 1990's. Has the look of an independent video store (single brick and mortar store in the suburbs) online presence but they're not giving out any company details that could tell the company history or legitimacy.
Not to beg the issue, but has he/she tried Netflix or Blockbuster or Amazon or Ebay?
We're looking for a DVD as a Christmas present. Rules out Netflix and Blockbuster doesn't have a presence in NYC other then their rare rental kiosks. Tried Amazon and Ebay. The DVDs are exorbitantly priced on those sites.
If we lived in England then there wouldn't be a problem. There are A LOT of copies of the DVDs. But we can't import the English DVDs due to the differences between the two countries' regional codes.
You can buy films from Netflix if you are a member. I've bought a few.
Also I've bought movies on Ebay and on Amazon. Prices do vary all over the place.
i've obtained a few dvd's from the ether
But we can't import the English DVDs due to the differences between the two countries' regional codes.
sure you can - just go to one of the local shops that does the conversions. It's comparatively inexpensive these days.
Well the issue is moot. Tonight, my friend went ahead and bought the $44 used DVD on Amazon. But thanks for the help ehBeth.
Thank you for your help Ragman.
Keep it in mind if it comes up again.
Go to your nearest immigrant community neighbourhood ... the conversion shops are all over the place. The equipment to do the conversion isn't wildly expensive anymore so every papadum shop and Greek bakery seems to have the ability to do conversions now.