Online DVD sellers that aren't Amazon?
March 26, 2014 2:55 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a US-based online DVD store other than Amazon that ships internationally?

I'm looking for a DVD merchant that meets the following criteria:

- Offers worldwide shipping for every item in its catalogue at non-extortionate prices
- Has a decent range
- Has reasonable prices
- Has good customer service
- Doesn't have problems with counterfeit/bootleg DVDs in its supply chain

I've usually purchased from Amazon in the past, but the network of third party sellers (most of which don't ship internationally) that seems to fulfill a large portion of its DVD orders is becoming too much of a headache to navigate. I'm also hesitant to buy off Ebay due to the number of low quality bootleg DVDs being sold there.
posted by fearthehat to Shopping (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Amazon has localized international sites for a lot of countries. Have you looked into that?
posted by valkyryn at 3:52 AM on March 26, 2014

CD Universe sells DVDs and ships Internationally.

So does DVD Planet.

I found these and more on this admittedly outdated list.
posted by John Kennedy Toole Box at 4:07 AM on March 26, 2014

CDconnection has been my go to place since before the internet. I know domestic shipping is fast and reasonable and I see they offer international.
posted by tinker at 5:34 AM on March 26, 2014

I'm happy with, although I've never used them for international orders.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:11 AM on March 26, 2014

You might try restricting your search on Amazon to items eligible for free super saver shipping and/or Amazon prime. That way you'll only see items where the fulfillment (ie shipping) is done by Amazon, even if the payment goes to a third party.
posted by matildatakesovertheworld at 7:13 AM on March 26, 2014

I've had good experiences with Deep Discount DVD - but they only sell to some countries. If you're on that list, though, I'd happily recommend them.
posted by clerestory at 7:58 AM on March 26, 2014

Thank you all for the suggestions - I will definitely try them out.

Unfortunately there's no localised Amazon site for my region. When I order from the US I'm generally looking for older, obscure or region-specific DVDs that aren't available locally, so a local Amazon store would probably lack many of the items I'm looking for anyway. I have tried filtering by shipping option, but it tends to leave gaps in product availability that are contributing to my aforementioned problems with international shipping. I will sometimes find, for example, that volume 2 of a TV series is available direct from Amazon, but volumes 1 and 3 can only be sourced from third party sellers that don't ship overseas. Thanks for the tips anyway, though!
posted by fearthehat at 2:12 AM on March 27, 2014

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