Gram123 -> Recommended online DVD / BD shops (7/3/2007 3:19:47 PM)
This thread is for the listing of DVD Price Comparison websites and Online DVD Stores. The lists are updated periodically as old sites change or die, and new sites appear.
I've also added links for a couple of sites that detail voucher codes, which may be useful in saving you a couple of quid in your purchasing.
I am not affiliated with any of the sites listed below. The sole purpose of this thread is to create a useful repository for us folk who like buying DVDs.
Price Comparison Sites
These sites allow you to enter a DVD title and then return the prices of the title at a selection of online stores. Whether or not these comparison sites are affiliated with or sponsored by certain stores is not known, but it is recommended that you try a couple out and find the one that gives the best (or widest ranging) results. My personal favourites are Find-DVD for R2 and DVD Price Search for R1. DVD Plaza's search is also good for R4. 123PriceCheck also looks interesting for R2, as they include stores not normally included by other search comparison sites (such as the BBC Shop, Currys, Dixons etc).
I haven't found a decent site for comparing East Asian (R2J, R3, R6 and R0) DVD site prices yet, so if you find one, reply to this thread.
Please note: On occasion, the prices can be listed wrongly on the comparison sites. When you click through to your chosen website, it is possible you may see a different price. This is pretty rare, but can happen when, for example, multiple editions of the same DVD are released.
123PriceCheck - http://www.123pricecheck.com/DVDs.html
Best DVD Price - http://www.best-dvd-price.co.uk/
Dealpond - http://www.dealpond.com/browse/dvd
DVD Bargain Alerts - http://www.dvdbargainalerts.co.uk
Find-DVD - http://www.find-dvd.co.uk/
Foxy (Jersey) - http://www.foxy.co.uk
HD & DVD Bargains - http://www.hdanddvdbargains.com/
OnlinePriceGuide - http://www.onlinepriceguide.co.uk/v2/dvds_index.php
DVD Price Search - http://www.dvdpricesearch.com/
Metaprices - http://www.metaprices.com/videoprices/index.html
DVD Plaza's Price Crawler - http://www.dvdplaza.com.au/pricecrawler/
DVD Price Check (Whatever The Region) - http://www.dvdpricecheck.co.uk/
Happy Hunter - http://www.happyhunter.com/
Voucher Code Sites
These sites list vouchers / coupons for various DVD stores (as well as other outlets), and do not require any subscription. I make no guarantees as to whether any featured codes will work, but once you've found your cheapest online stores, it's worth checking one or more of these to see if you can get another wee bit off the price.
Hot UK Deals - http://www.hotukdeals.com/
My Voucher Codes - http://www.myvouchercodes.co.uk/
Voucher Codes.com - http://www.vouchercodes.com/
Coupon Album - http://www.couponalbum.com/category/music-movies-dvd.htm
CouponCodes4U - http://www.couponcodes4u.com/DVDs-and-Videos/discount-coupons
Coupon Craze - http://www.couponcraze.com/categories/Movies/
Coupon Mountain - http://www.couponmountain.com/Movies.html
DVDCouponPost - http://www.dvdcouponpost.com/
Online DVD Stores
I have checked all sites below and confirmed that they all ship to the UK. Many stores based in other countries that do not ship to the UK have been omitted. All sites are in English, unless otherwise stated. If you are not multi-lingual, you'll need a translation site open whilst using non-English international websites. Here's a couple:
Google Translate - http://translate.google.com/?hl=en#
Yahoo Babelfish - http://babelfish.yahoo.com/
I've tried to split the online store sites into three categories: Recommended and Awaiting Recommendation and Avoid. This is not a perfect rating system, but it's based on a combination of website reviews, Empire forum members' opinions and personal experience. It is open to change, so if you have had particularly positive or negative experiences with any of the listed sites, please feel free to post to this thread and share your experience. One vote may not necessarily change the recommendation level, as regular DVD buyers will know you can have the odd bad experience at generally good stores, and vice versa.
Recommended sites are large well known stores with a generally good track record, or are smaller stores that have received positive remarks from multiple site members.
Awaiting Recommendation sites may have either not been recommended by Empire users, or have received mixed positive and negative remarks, so no clear rating can be applied.
Avoid sites are rare, but they're the ones that receive multiple negative remarks, and little to no positive remarks.
So... once you've found your best price, you'll need to register at the relevant store site (if you haven't already) and make your purchase.
UK & Ireland sites (R2): Recommended
101cd (Jersey) - http://www.101cd.com/
Amazon UK (Jersey & Bedford) - http://www.amazon.co.uk/
ASDA Entertainment (Cheshire) - http://www.asda-entertainment.co.uk/
Blah DVD (Jersey) - http://www.blahdvd.com/
Blockbuster - http://www.blockbuster.co.uk/
ChoicesDirect (Peterborough) - http://www.choicesuk.com/
DVD.co.uk (Oxfordshire) - http://dvd.co.uk/
HMV (Guernsey) - http://www.hmv.co.uk/
Movie Mail (Gibraltar & London) - http://www.moviemail-online.co.uk/
Play UK (Jersey) - http://www.play.com/
Power Play Direct (Guernsey) - http://www.powerplaydirect.co.uk/
Sendit (Belfast, Northern Ireland) - http://www.sendit.com/
ShopIreland.ie (Ireland) - http://www.shopireland.ie/dvd/ - Amazon.co.uk's Ireland portal
Tesco (Jersey, Hertfordshire & Switzerland) - http://www.tesco.com/entertainment/
TheHut (Jersey & Cheshire) - http://www.thehut.com/
WH Smith (Jersey & Cambridge) - http://www.whsmith.co.uk/
Zavvi.co.uk (Jersey & Cheshire) - http://www.zavvi.co.uk/ - Now under new ownership = The Hut Group.
NOTE: 101cd and BlahDVD appear to be two stores under the same ownership, as, unlike any other stores, the prices on those two always appear to match exactly.
UK & Ireland sites (R2): Awaiting +/- rating
4CheapCDs (Leeds) - http://www.4cheapcds.com/
CDIreland (Co. Louth) - http://www.cdworld.ie/index.php
DVDSource (Jersey) - http://www.dvdsource.co.uk/
Tower Records Ireland (Dublin) - http://www.towerrecords.ie/
Woolworths.co.uk (Liverpool) - http://www.woolworths.co.uk
European sites (mainly R2): Recommended
Amazon.fr (France) - http://www.amazon.fr/ (site in French)
Amazon.de (Germany) - http://www.amazon.de/ (site in German)
European sites (mainly R2): Awaiting +/- rating (sorted by country)
Blu-ray Onlineshop (Austria) - http://www.blu-ray-onlineshop.at/shop/ - Blu-ray only (site in German)
Mediadis.com (Belgium) - http://www.mediadis.com/ (site in English)
Total Solutions Company (Belgium) - http://www.tsc-dvd.be/ (site in English)
DVDexpress (Czech Republic) - http://www.dvdexpress.cz/ (site in Czech)
VideoLand (Denmark): http://www.videoland.dk/ (site in Danish)
CDon.com (Finland): http://cdon.eu/ (site in English)
Cultura.com (France) - http://www.cultura.com/ (site in French) - ship to various European countries including Ireland, but not UK!
Avides (Germany) - http://www.avides.com/?main/index/84 (site in German)
Bol.de (Germany) - http://www.bol.de/shop/home/show/ (site in German)
Buecher.de (Germany) - http://www.buecher.de/shop/Start/Filme/-products_list/page/vnode/31642/lfa/primaryNavigation-8/ (site in German)
Buch.de (Germany) - http://www.buch.de/ (site in German)
JPC (Germany) - http://www.jpc.de/jpcng/movie/home - (site in German and English)
Temeon (Germany) - http://www2.temeon.de/shop?000000630000006300bfeac10000005518467e59&local.product_range=3 (site in German)
Weltbild (Germany / Austria) - http://www.weltbild.de/ or http://www.weltbild.at/ (site in German)
Video Sun (Greece) - http://www.videosun.gr/ (site in Greek with some English)
Nammi.is (Iceland) - http://nammi.is/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=183_132 (site in English) (1+)
Nordic Store (Iceland) - http://www.nordicstore.net/icelandic_music_dvd_movies_84_ct.htm (site in English)
DVDPlanet (Italy) - http://www.dvdplanet.it/ (site in Italian)
DVDWebIt (Italy) - http://www.dvdweb.it/ (site in Italian)
Bol.com (Netherlands) - http://www.bol.com/nl/index.html (site in Dutch) (1+)
Proxis (Netherlands) - http://www.proxis.nl (site in English)
Zailor (Norway) - http://www.zailor.no/ (site in Norwegian)
Empik (Poland) - http://www.empik.com/ (site in Polish)
Merlin Filmy (Poland) - http://merlin.pl/ (site in Polish)
fnac.pt (Portugal) - http://www.fnac.pt/pt/default.aspx (site in Portuguese)
YuForYou (London & Serbia) - http://www.yu4you.com/trazi.php?vrsta=dvd&sort=1&&limit=-1&lang=en (site partially in English) - This section contains DVDs with English subs. Click "Srpski" for many more without.
DVDGo (Spain) - http://www.dvdgo.com/ (site in Spanish and English) (1+) - international shipments are via TNT, so quick, but can be expensive if you're only buying one or two dvds.
El Corte Inglés (Spain) - http://www.elcorteingles.es/tiendas_e/cda/Cine/Eci/Home/0%2C4051%2CECI%2CFF.html - (site in Spanish) - DVD section of supermarket.
fnac.es (Spain) - http://www.fnac.es/dsp/?servlet=home.HomeServlet&Code1=665164233&Code2=831 (site in Spanish)
Gong Discos (Spain) - http://www.gongdiscos.com/peliculas.asp (site in Spanish)
Stars Cafe (Spain) - http://www.starscafe.com (site in Spanish)
Bengans (Sweden) - http://www.bengans.se/default.aspx (site in mixed Swedish and English)
JukeBox (Switzerland) - http://www.jukebox.ch/film.aspx (site in German)
NOTE: Bol.de was taken over by Media AG, who also own Buch.de. As such, DVD prices appear to be the same across both sites.
USA & Canadian sites (R1): Recommended
HMV Canada (Canada) - http://www.hmv.ca/Default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
Amazon.com (USA / R1) - http://www.amazon.com/
Barnes & Noble (USA / R1) - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
CD Universe / Video Universe (USA / R1) - http://www.cduniverse.com/default.asp?style=movie
Deep Discount (USA / R1) - http://www.deepdiscount.com/
DVD Pacific (USA / R1) - http://www.dvdpacific.com/
DVD Planet (USA / R1) - http://www.dvdplanet.com/index.cfm
ImportCDs (USA / R1) - http://www.importcds.com/
DVD Concept (UK / R1, R2) - http://www.dvdconcept.com/
Store4DVD (Jersey, UK / R1, R2) - http://www.store4dvd.com/
NOTE: Deep Discount and DVD Planet are both owned by the same company. However, pricing between the two stores differs.
USA & Canadian sites (R1): Awaiting +/- rating
Cinébox (Canada / R1) - http://www.cinebox.net/ - website in French and English
DVD Empire (USA / R1) - http://www.dvdempire.com/
DVDXL (UK, R1) - http://www.dvdxl.co.uk/ - formerly DVDSLimited
Australasian sites (R4): Recommended
AtlanticDVD (Australia / R4) - http://atlanticdvd.com.au/
DeVoteD DVD (Australia / R4) - http://www.devoteddvd.com.au/
DVDCrave (Australia / R4) - http://www.dvdcrave.com/
DVD Orchard (Australia / R4) - http://www.dvdorchard.com.au/
EzyDVD (Australia / R4) - http://www.ezydvd.com.au/ - now trading online again and owned by Franchise Entertainment Group.
Sanity (Australia / R4) - http://www.sanity.com.au/ - company is owned by HMV Group
AroVideo (New Zealand / R4) - http://www.arovideo.co.nz/
Australasian sites (R4): Awaiting +/- rating
All About Movies (Australia / R4) - http://www.allaboutmovies.com.au/store/home.php
Chaos (Australia / R4) - http://chaos.com/?LOC=4000
DVDDownUnder (Australia): http://dvdownunder.com.au/
fbo Entertainment / Family Box Office (Australia / R4) - http://www.fbo.com.au/
DVD Video Planet (New Zealand / R4) - http://www.dvdvideoplanet.com/
Marbecks (New Zealand) - http://www.marbecks.co.nz/
Latin American sites (R4): Awaiting +/- rating
Musimundo (Argentina): http://www.musimundo.com/Default.aspx?cId=155 (site in Spanish)
DVD Movies (Argentina): http://www.dvdmovies.com.ar/index2.html (site in Spanish)
DVDVentas (Argentina): http://www.dvdventas.com/ (site in Spanish and you'll need a Western Union account to purchase through DVDVentas)
CD Point (Brazil): http://www.cdpoint.com.br/ (site in Portuguese)
DVD World (Brazil): http://dvdworld.com.br/dvdworld.hts (site in Portuguese)
fnac Brazil (Brazil): http://www.fnac.com.br/default.aspx (site in Portuguese)
Submarino (Brazil): http://www.submarino.com.br/menu/741/DVDs+Blu-Ray? (site in Portuguese)
Mixup.com (Mexico): http://www.mixup.com.mx/mixup/subdept_portada.asp?subdept_id=2 (site in Spanish)
Mercadolibre - http://mercadolibre.com/ - This is the portal for Latin American eBay partners, so is not solely a DVD store. (site in Spanish and Portuguese)
Russian sites (R5): Recommended
ArtPopDVD (Canada / R5) - http://www.artpopdvd.com/ (site in English)
Russian sites (R5): Awaiting +/- rating
Bolero (Russia) - http://www.bolero.ru/ (site in Russian)
Ozon (Russia) - http://www.ozon.ru/ (site in Russian)
From Russia.com / RusKniga.com (USA) - http://www.fromrussia.com/default.aspx/type/navigation/cat/4/subcat/134/list/1 (site in English & Russian)
RussianDVD.com (USA / R5) - http://www.russiandvd.com/store/product.asp?sku=41319&genreid=&genresubid (site in Russian and English)
East Asian sites (R2J, R3, R6 ): Recommended
DDDHouse (Hong Kong / R2, R3) - http://www.dddhouse.com/
HMV Hong Kong (Hong Kong / R3) - http://www.hmv.com.hk/
Play Asia (Hong Kong / R2, R2J, R3) - http://www.play-asia.com
YesAsia (Hong Kong / R2, R2J, R3, R4, R5, R6) - http://www.yesasia.com/global/en/home.html
CDJapan (Japan / R2J) - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/
HMV Japan (Japan / R2J) - http://www.hmv.co.jp/index.asp?lang=en
K2DVD (South Korea): http://www.k2dvd.com/
eThaiCD (Thailand / R3) - http://www.ethaicd.com/
DVDAsian (USA / Asian / R1, R2, R2J, R3, R6) - http://www.dvdasian.com
East Asian sites (R2J, R3, R6 ): Awaiting +/- rating
Buyoyo (Hong Kong / R3) http://www.buyoyo.com/buyoyo/eng/mainPage.do
Sensasian (Malaysia / R2J, R3, R6) - http://www.sensasian.com/ (1-)
Zoom Movie (Malaysia): http://www.zoommovie.com/default.asp
AsianDB (South Korea) - http://www.asiandb.com/store/list.php?part=Video&format=DVD
KoreanDVDs.com (South Korea): http://www.koreandvds.com/
Seoul Selection (South Korea): http://www.seoulselection.com/ (1+)
ThaiCDExpress (Thailand): http://www.thaicdexpress.com/ (site partly in Thai, but sufficient English to make purchases)
ThaiMegaMart (Thailand): http://www.thaimegamart.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv
SoAsianDVD (Australia / R3, R4) - http://www.soasiandvd.com.au/
Charmes / Chua Import & Entertainment (Germany / R3) - http://charmes.biz/shop/index.php
Five Star Laser (USA / R1, R3) - http://www.motionandsound.com/dvd/index.html (1+)
HKDVDStore (USA / R1, R3) - http://shop.hkdvdstore.com
Indian sites (R1, R2 & R5): Awaiting +/- rating
Movie Mart (India / R1 & R5): http://www.moviemart.in/sales/index.aspx
AnyTamil (USA / Malaysia / India) - http://www.anytamil.com/php/home.php - International company selling Indian films.
Indian CD Store (USA) - http://www.indiancdstore.com/dvdstore.asp - US company selling Indian films.
Nehaflix (USA) - http://store.nehaflix.com/dvds.html - US company selling Indian films.
Tulumba.com (USA / R2) - http://www.tulumba.com/ - US company selling Turkish and Arabic films. (1+)
NOTE: The majority of DVD players in India are multi-region, so sites like Movie Mart may not specifically note the region of the DVDs they sell.
African sites (R1, R2): Awaiting +/- rating
Kalahari.net (South Africa / R2) - http://www.kalahari.net/dvd/default.aspx
Multi Region sites: Recommended
Axel Music (Canada & Denmark / R1, R2, R3, R4) - http://www.axelmusic.com/
fnac (France) - www.fnac.com (site in French)
MovieTyme (USA / R1, R3) - http://www.movietyme.com/catalog/
BangCD (Singapore R1, R2, R3) - http://www.bangcd.com/ - now sell film and TV series dvds, not just music dvds.
Multi Region sites: Awaiting +/- rating
CDWow (Buckinghamshire, UK & Hong Kong / R1, R2, R3) - http://www.cdwow.com/ (2-)
Diabolik DVD (USA R1, R2, R3) - http://www.diabolikdvd.com/ (1+) - primarily cult and horror dvds.
Not recommended at all! Avoid! Avoid!
SelectCheaper (Jersey / Guernsey / R2) - http://www.selectcheaper.com/ (3- / 1+)
I do check every now and then, but if you find any DEAD LINKS, please reply to this thread and let me know.