DVD Planet for Criterion?

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  1. ShaunS

    ShaunS Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm planning on filling in some gaps of my Criterion collection and was wondering what your experiences have been with DVD Planet. As far as I can tell, they tend to have the best prices with nice discounts. I am in Canada, so any comments from Canucks on shipping charges and time it took to arrive (and what about duty at the border?) would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance...
     
  2. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    I've bought most of my (35-40) Criterions at DVD-Planet. I never experienced any troubles. Their international shipping is a little more expensive than other on-line shops though.....(but I wouldn't know about Canada)
     
  3. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    I regularly buy my Criterions from DVDPLANET. I usually purchase non-Criterions from Amazon, but it varies.

    I find their service about the same. DVDPLANET often has a significant number of Criterions in ‘out of stock’ status, so sometimes you might have to wait.

    I used both companies’ services when I lived in Australia and in the States.

    DVDPLANET has higher shipping charges for overseas (don’t know about Canada) than Amazon. Especially for multi-disk sets, as their shipping charges are on a per disk, not per item basis.

    Time to arrive from order is about the same. It is very fast here (and was not so fast in Oz).
     
  4. Steve Phillips

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    They usually have tons of these for sale in their brick and mortar store in Westminster, CA as well.
     
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    I buy all my Criterions from DVD Planet, and most others from DVD Empire, unless Empire's price is the same.
     
  6. Mark Lee

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    Luckily for me, I live and work pretty close by their B&M store in Westminster, and I can confirm that their prices are generally the best for Criterions (certainly the best B&M store prices I've seen). They've even still got several copies of the now-OOP Charade disc still on their shelves.
    Their prices for non-Criterion discs are more hit-and-miss as far as getting the lowest prices goes.
     
  7. Rob Tomlin

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    I just picked up Criterion Collection DVD's of Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. Very good prices, good email confirmation, and I received my order in two days!
    I have ordered from them before on numerous occasions, and they are highly recommended!
     

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