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canidmajor's avatar

How do I vet a site online that purports to sell hard to find dvds?

Asked by canidmajor (15664points) 3 weeks ago

I have found a few sites that offer hard to find dvds of odd movies or tv series but I have no idea how to tell if they’re legit.
How about helping out a jelly (me) who wants to do some Christmas shopping…

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zenvelo's avatar

Check as best you can that it is a U.S. company, address, and domain. Check that they have phone number too.

Use a credit card that will block the charge if the order is not filled. And search for any customer reviews.

canidmajor's avatar

Thanks, @zenvelo, I’ll try that.

mazingerz88's avatar

Link? I’m looking for a DVD or Blu-Ray of Rob Lowe’s Salem’s Lot series.

Few years ago I bought a Blu-Ray of a vampire film that hasn’t been released in Blu-Ray. Their website was selling blu-Rays of only a few movies and I had doubts.

But everything went fine. The blu-Ray was a great copy. It was shipped from here in the US. Also, it was cheap. A real plus.

filmfann's avatar

Which site?

mazingerz88's avatar

^^Saw that they have Paypal. If I see something I like I might go for it and use PayPal to pay.

canidmajor's avatar

There are caveats about quality, which leads me to believe that they may be recorded off of a broadcast. I really don’t know.

mazingerz88's avatar

^^That’s a positive sign imo. They don’t want returns. Have a feeling they’re not that legit but knows there’s a market out there for goods that aren’t in circulation. It could even be just a copy of a copy.

All depends on how much you want the product and the amount of money you’re willing to risk of losing.

I bought that Rob Lowe DVD from EBay for very cheap and it didn’t arrive. I opened a case and the next day the seller and EBay refunded me right away.

johnpowell's avatar

MANUFACTURED ON DEMAND/ SHIPPED IN SLEEVES/ NO CASES OR ARTWORK

Clearly they are burning pirated shit…

Darth_Algar's avatar

LOL. I love the ”believed to be public domain” claim followed by the “but, uhh, don’t look around this site if you work for a movie/TV studio, or network. Or if you work for the government. Or law enforcement” bit.

Vignette's avatar

(3.) PLEASE DO NOT BUY IF YOU ARE EXPECTING DIGITALLY REMASTERED, HD, STUDIO QUALITY, ON A 40 YEAR OLD NEVER RELEASED TO DVD SHOW.

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