DVDSoon has a great preorder deal ... will they stick to it?

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  1. RobertCharlotte

    RobertCharlotte Supporting Actor

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    I haven't ordered from DVDSoon before, but they have a very attractive price on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Collector's Edition. However, I have heard that sometimes vendors advertise one price for pre-orders and then charge a higher price when the item ships.

    Anyone want to give me any opinions on DVDSoon?

    BTW, I couldn't decide whether to put this in the Vendor Feedback forum or here in Coupons and Bargains. I chose the latter so people could hear about this great deal! [​IMG]
     
  2. Andrew V

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    I would have to say, Stay away from DVDSoon.com. While you do get “locked-in” on the price that your ordered it at, they really don’t follow through with shipping.

    In my last and finial business with them, I ordered a Pre-Ordered a DVD over four months in advance to be sure that I’d get it on the scheduled street date. Well, about 12 days before release, I get an e-mail saying that it’s been shipped. "Great", I think, I'll have it ahead of time. I sure was wrong on this one. About two weeks after that e-mail and well past the release date, it finally shows up. Upon opening up of the Set, I find the 2nd and 3rd Disc loose in the box and as a result both scratched up.

    If you aren’t in a hurry to get your DVD, then by all means order from them. If not, then in my opinion, I would stay away.

    If you would like to see other’s Feedback on DVDSoon.com then check out the following site: DVD Price Search- Vendor Reviews
     
  3. RobertCharlotte

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    Thanks, Andrew!
     
  4. Marty M

    Marty M Cinematographer

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    My one and only experience with DVDSoon was OK. I pre-ordered Back to The Future trilogy. I paid for the first class shipment and got my order by the street date. I have a feeling that the free shipping method is the one where packages are mistreated and the shipment probably goes via the Yukon before it reaches the States.
     
  5. Scott Merryfield

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    I've ordered a few times from DVDSoon. Two instances were pre-orders (Sports Night and Back To The Future). BTTF showed up a few days after street date, but Sports Night was a couple of weeks late in arriving.

    I did order a couple of catalog titles recently, and they were shipped very quickly. Unfortunately, this shipment was for some reason sent with a signature required, so I had to make a special trip to the Post Office to get my package.
     
  6. Mark Zimmer

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    Unlike most vendors, DVDSoon charges your credit card as soon as you order. Then some months later, you get the discs. "Soon" is a ridiculous term to apply to these characters. It took over 2 months after the release date to get the pre-ordered Dark Shadows collection 2 from them. At least they finally sent it, after a few pesky emails from me.
     
  7. Jim Spencer

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    Amazon Canada has it for $18.89 Canadian Funds.

    Star Trek 4 Amazon Canada

    There is also a $10 off $50 code you can use if you buy a few more things
     
  8. BradG

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    I have ordered a couple of times from DVDSoon, but I don't have any intentions of doing so again:

    1. As previously stated, they charge your CC right away, and then send later. (ie. I order 4 discs, 2 of which were in stock, 2 which were to take a couple of weeks - I was charged for the entire order right away).

    2. Their prices are higher than other Cdn retailers (generally) - My first choice is always www.futureshop.ca, then www.amazon.ca
     
  9. Jeff Koch

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    I ordered Sunset Boulevard from Dvdsoon.com on Nov. 26, 2002. I finally received it yesterday Feb. 12, 2003. To say they're slow is an understatement, then again I used the free shipping option. The disc arrived off the center hub. I checked for scratches but it looked clean. I played it all the way through including all extras with no problem. This time I was lucky.

    I'll use Dvdsoon.com if I'm not in a hurry for a particular title because their prices are pretty good. I've also noticed every time I've ordered from them that the price is ALWAYS more on my credit card statement. I called Visa and they explained they charge an additional 2% of the total purchase price because the purchase was made outside of the USA, standard proceedure for all credit card companies, so be aware you'll always pay a bit more when using a credit card.

    Jeff
     

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