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dadbot

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« Reply #40 on: 09-20-2002 20:27 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2002 00:00 »

who cares why they're doing it ? (although I'd agree with M5438) - I've ordered it & even as a gift it's still cheaper than anywhere else - I get the feeling Season 2 is gonna be a big seller.

TOTPD - my first   cool
Scott_D

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« Reply #41 on: 09-21-2002 00:14 »

I just preordered it from Amazon.uk and it said that the total was 18.71 pounds, not the supposed 22. Is it getting cheaper and cheaper?
dadbot

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« Reply #42 on: 09-21-2002 00:32 »

Scott, are you sure ?
My friend and I ordered it about 3 hours ago and it was definately £21.99 - the saving is £18.  But if Amazon have made an error, I'd keep quiet !
Scott_D

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« Reply #43 on: 09-21-2002 00:50 »

Yeah on the email confirmation it says:

Subtotal (VAT Incl.):  GBP 18.71 
Purchase Total:  GBP 22.29

Maybe Amazon just like me or something?

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« Reply #44 on: 09-21-2002 00:58 »

You live outside the EU, which means your VAT is 0%

Be happy, it's true  wink

We are at sales rank 19 now  tongue
Jayz

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« Reply #45 on: 09-21-2002 02:00 »

 
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Originally posted by Speli:
It's september? I thought it was July...

I think simpsons skateboarding has only  just been released.
aslate

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« Reply #46 on: 09-21-2002 05:37 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2002 05:37 »

The discount at 45% is great! It may be because we are pre-ordering so early so they know how many to order for themselves. It may also be an error with someone typing 45% instead of 15%.
We're now rank 7!
Teral

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« Reply #47 on: 09-21-2002 10:44 »

And now we're rank 2! "The Usual Suspects are ranked #1.
M5438

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« Reply #48 on: 09-21-2002 13:00 »

Spend, spend, spend!  Money is the only language that FOX understands.
M5438

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« Reply #49 on: 09-21-2002 14:58 »

I have some information for people outside Western Europe, Japan, or South Africa as to playing the region 2 discs.

Disclaimer: I'm not guaranteeing that any of this will work.  In fact, the sites I'm linking don't grantee it either.  Don't come crying to me if you screw something up.

If you don't feel comfortable screwing around with your computer or DVD-Player then the safest thing you can do is to buy a region free model.  These can be had on eBay for around $120 USD.
One thing to pay attention to: If you live somewhere where PAL is not the standard (eg. outside most of Europe or Australia) you need to get one that can convert PAL to NTSC (the format for USA, Canada, and Japan.)

If you already have a DVD-Player that is the wrong region you may be able to hack it by entering a code on your remote.  Be aware of the NTSC/PAL problem.  If your player can convert the format then that information will be in the manual.  Mine has it on the specifications page under “signal system” as "NTSC/PAL."  Meaning that it can deal with both.
If yours can convert then there is a nice list of hacks at:  http://www.regionfreedvd.net/players.html

Most DVD-ROM drives made recently have some sort of internal system that lets you change the region up to five times.  If you have a different DVD-Player and have one of these drives then a good way to play region two discs is to make your computer dedicated for region 2.

It is possible to make your computer something like region-free.  All pre-2000 drives don’t have hardware locks, and some later ones have been hacked.  However, even if you don’t have hardware locks, you still need to override the software locks.  A good site to go to is  http://www.inmatrix.com/genie/ .  The FAQ site there is very good and tells you everything you need to know, and the guy who runs it has created a nice software package for overriding the region locks in DVD-Software.

Note:  I wouldn’t try messing with windows region locks.  Mess with the third-party stuff instead.

Another Note:  PAL/NTSC is irrelevant for computers.  Both have to be converted to display on the monitor anyway.
aslate

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« Reply #50 on: 09-21-2002 16:48 »

And we have done it people!

Amazon.co.uk Sales Rank (DVD): 1
pink freud

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« Reply #51 on: 09-21-2002 18:14 »

I wonder why hmv.co.uk has it listed as a Seeptember 30 - 2002 release?
Teral

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« Reply #52 on: 09-21-2002 18:29 »

Because they haven't updated their site in a long time. September 30th was the original release date for season 2, but it was later changed to November 11th.
pink freud

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« Reply #53 on: 09-21-2002 20:53 »

cool, thanks, i pre ordered at amazon uk then.

ahhh, it feels good to be region free!
~FazeShift~

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« Reply #54 on: 09-21-2002 22:44 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2002 22:44 »

I have calculated it will cost about €37.70 inc delivery etc. for me to order from amazon.co.uk
It probably won't be cheaper than that, Season 1 cost me ~€55!!

BTW, how much actual commentary is on Season 1 cos I can only find the one from Matt Greoning, how do I turn on the Audio Commentary for each episode??
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Teral

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« Reply #55 on: 09-21-2002 23:01 »
« Last Edit on: 09-21-2002 23:01 »

   
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Originally posted by ~FazeShift~:
BTW, how much actual commentary is on Season 1 cos I can only find the one from Matt Greoning, how do I turn on the Audio Commentary for each episode??

There is a full commentary for each episode by Matt Groening, David X Cohen, a voice actor (John or Billy), a few staff guys (usually at least the writer and the director of the episode)

To turn the commentaries on go to "Language Selection" under each episode, there is an option there for commentaries.
aslate

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« Reply #56 on: 09-22-2002 13:16 »

Damn, anyone who hasn't ordered yet, it's gone up.
Our Price: £31.99
You Save: £8.00 (20%)
Smitty

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« Reply #57 on: 09-22-2002 13:27 »

God how annoying.

I pre-ordered it at play.com for £29.99 inc delivery then I cancelled it yesterday, assuming I could get my parents to use their credit card at amazon and now have to re-pre-order it at play.

Stupid amazon.
aslate

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« Reply #58 on: 09-22-2002 13:29 »

Hey, they noticed it was popular, so they upped the price, it's all supply and demand. Demand goes up, what do you expect happens to the price?
Smitty

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« Reply #59 on: 09-22-2002 13:34 »

Its still pretty annoying.

Mind you, good point about the popularity. Remember this happened last time with the season 1 dvd. Wonder what Fox think about thatsmile
aslate

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« Reply #60 on: 09-22-2002 13:42 »

However, there is good news for VHS users, check The Fry Hole for details.

Teral

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« Reply #61 on: 09-22-2002 14:10 »
« Last Edit on: 09-22-2002 14:10 »

Nothing to read, when I go there this is all I see.
aslate

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« Reply #62 on: 09-22-2002 14:37 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
Nothing to read, when I go there this is all I see.

Don't know why it did that. It's ok now.

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« Reply #63 on: 09-22-2002 15:21 »

VHS picture up at cgef since today.

Smitty: go with the amazon link on cgef anyway and consider the 2 pounds as a fee for using peel  tongue Really though, it will help funding peel and cgef (more peel, because cgef is about self-paying without that at the moment)
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #64 on: 09-22-2002 17:46 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
Damn, anyone who hasn't ordered yet, it's gone up.
Our Price: £31.99
You Save: £8.00 (20%)

And lest we forget you still have to add on VAT and postage.

Amazon stinks! It's the most paranoid store you've ever been affiliated with!

aslate

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« Reply #65 on: 09-22-2002 18:38 »

No, VAT is added, you add for postage only.
Scott_D

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« Reply #66 on: 09-22-2002 23:15 »

Just the other day was the first time ever I have preordered something so I have a question for people in the know.

When Amazon debit my credit card they have to go off the amount that I preordered it at, 21.99? They can't debit 32 pounds from me can they?

Thanks.
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« Reply #67 on: 09-23-2002 01:08 »

They won't debit you more than what your final price listed when you (pre)ordered. If it was a screw up by them and not promotional, then they *might* contact you and ask what to do (eg, pay or cancel order).
I hope all those who already ordered get the lower price still. 32 Pounds is still damn low for a 4 disc set with 19 episodes though. And don't forget some of it pays servers for us  wink
BarneyBurnham

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« Reply #68 on: 09-23-2002 09:12 »

 
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Originally posted by aslate:
No, VAT is added, you add for postage only.

Really? You used to have to. I found this page but I'm still none the wiser.

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« Reply #69 on: 09-23-2002 10:05 »

VAT is included in the price and gets taken off for those outside the EU.
aslate

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« Reply #70 on: 09-23-2002 11:42 »

 
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Originally posted by [-mArc-]:
They won't debit you more than what your final price listed when you (pre)ordered. If it was a screw up by them and not promotional, then they *might* contact you and ask what to do (eg, pay or cancel order).
I hope all those who already ordered get the lower price still. 32 Pounds is still damn low for a 4 disc set with 19 episodes though. And don't forget some of it pays servers for us   wink

Yea, they can't just debit you for £32 without telling you. But i think that, even if it was a cock-up they have to sell it to you at the price you pre-ordered. (I think).

M5438

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« Reply #71 on: 09-23-2002 11:47 »

Probably.  I would think that the sale is some sort of a contract thingy.
noone
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« Reply #72 on: 09-23-2002 15:07 »

from Amazon.co.uk customer charter (useful information on the "your account" page)

2. Price Increases

Unfortunately publishers occasionally raise the price of items unexpectedly. In the event that this occurs we will check with you to see if you still wish to receive the item at the new price. We may, at our discretion, absorb small price increases without passing them on to our customers.
aslate

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« Reply #73 on: 09-23-2002 15:13 »

 
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Originally posted by noone:
from Amazon.co.uk customer charter (useful information on the "your account" page)

2. Price Increases

Unfortunately publishers occasionally raise the price of items unexpectedly. In the event that this occurs we will check with you to see if you still wish to receive the item at the new price. We may, at our discretion, absorb small price increases without passing them on to our customers.

Unfortunately publishers occasionally raise the price of items unexpectedly.
This is Amazon who have decreased their discount, that is different.

bankrupt

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« Reply #74 on: 09-24-2002 00:02 »

I just preordered mine using the link from the website.  I had to leave amazon to reset my password, so I hope you still get credit for the sale.  4 disks, sweet!
totalnerd undercanada

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« Reply #75 on: 09-24-2002 05:30 »

That sucks - £32 for the DVD compared to £22 and still only £1 for mArc/PEEL/CGEF.  no no Something's wrong!
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« Reply #76 on: 09-24-2002 06:00 »

Maybe it's more now ... 5% minus huge charges to cash the cheque  wink But i don't really want to change the graphic yet again ...
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