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Old June 22 2014, 04:19 PM   #346
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Looks like Amazon has followed suit and dropped the price on both the season 6 set and the COC bluray!
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Old June 22 2014, 04:58 PM   #347
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Looks like Amazon has followed suit and dropped the price on both the season 6 set and the COC bluray!
Just pre-ordered. Scheduled delivery is Thursday unless I pay $11 for release-day delivery. Bummer.
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Old June 22 2014, 06:05 PM   #348
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Hmmm, the current Amazon US price of $57.99 works out to about £34.00 sterling - as opposed to the £50.00 they're asking for on the UK site. Even including international shipping, the $58 would still be a nice saving - and I wouldn't have to wait until next month.

However, it's a lottery with customs here, and if they were to get their grubby hands on the package it'd be a different story. I'm almost tempted.
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Old June 22 2014, 07:16 PM   #349
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Hmmm, the current Amazon US price of $57.99 works out to about £34.00 sterling - as opposed to the £50.00 they're asking for on the UK site. Even including international shipping, the $58 would still be a nice saving - and I wouldn't have to wait until next month.

However, it's a lottery with customs here, and if they were to get their grubby hands on the package it'd be a different story. I'm almost tempted.
I'd wait for the Italian copies to start turning up. The Euro's doing 1.25 to the Pound at the moment. The Italian set will be around £30 with no import charges. The Italian season 1-5 sets are £25 each at amazon.it. I wish I'd waited, although I didn't pay a huge amount more.

UK customs will charge you at least £8 just for stopping and opening your package. Years ago, I bought the Die Hard Quadrilogy set on Blu-ray from Australia long before it was available in the UK. It was £30. Bargain at the time. Customs got hold of it, opened it up, and charged me another £15.
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Old June 22 2014, 07:34 PM   #350
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Hmmm, the current Amazon US price of $57.99 works out to about £34.00 sterling - as opposed to the £50.00 they're asking for on the UK site. Even including international shipping, the $58 would still be a nice saving - and I wouldn't have to wait until next month.

However, it's a lottery with customs here, and if they were to get their grubby hands on the package it'd be a different story. I'm almost tempted.
I'd wait for the Italian copies to start turning up. The Euro's doing 1.25 to the Pound at the moment. The Italian set will be around £30 with no import charges. The Italian season 1-5 sets are £25 each at amazon.it. I wish I'd waited, although I didn't pay a huge amount more.

UK customs will charge you at least £8 just for stopping and opening your package. They they whack the duty on top. Years ago, I bought the Die Hard Quadrilogy set on Blu-ray from Australia long before it was available in the UK. It was £30. Bargain at the time. Customs got hold of it, opened it up, and charged me another £15.
Yes, that's what's putting me off. I've never had a problem with single discs - ordered stacks of US single disc movie Blu-ray's (and DVD's back in the day) and have never paid duty.

With box-sets, I've found it to be pretty much 50/50. It's likely the size of the package that draws the eye of our friends in customs!
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Old June 22 2014, 08:24 PM   #351
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It's a shame that the Europe releases have those large age ratings on the front covers and spines which often dominate the cover's appearance. Fortunately no such requirements in US.
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Old June 23 2014, 06:02 AM   #352
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The review on blu-ray.com is up. http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-T.../82203/#Review

The reviewer really liked Rascals:

Another top season six episode is the superficially silly but surprisingly deep "Rascals" that examines the human condition from a rather unique perspective. In the episode, several crew members -- including Captain Picard -- are transported onto the Enterprise and materialize as younger versions of themselves, but in body only; they remain in full command of who they were prior to the accident, equipped with all of their lifelong memories and experiences. It looks at man's ability to differentiate, or not, body and spirit, understanding who a person is beyond the shell of the body and within the soul and the collected experiences that makes them who they are, defined by life and inward growth rather than the exterior that houses them.
Well ok then... I love The Royale, so whatever.
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Old June 23 2014, 06:44 AM   #353
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The review on blu-ray.com is up. http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-T.../82203/#Review

The reviewer really liked Rascals:

Another top season six episode is the superficially silly but surprisingly deep "Rascals" that examines the human condition from a rather unique perspective. In the episode, several crew members -- including Captain Picard -- are transported onto the Enterprise and materialize as younger versions of themselves, but in body only; they remain in full command of who they were prior to the accident, equipped with all of their lifelong memories and experiences. It looks at man's ability to differentiate, or not, body and spirit, understanding who a person is beyond the shell of the body and within the soul and the collected experiences that makes them who they are, defined by life and inward growth rather than the exterior that houses them.
Well ok then... I love The Royale, so whatever.
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Old June 23 2014, 09:23 AM   #354
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It's a shame that the Europe releases have those large age ratings on the front covers and spines which often dominate the cover's appearance. Fortunately no such requirements in US.
I find the huge Australian ratings on front covers to be the worst, although I think they're removable stickers in many cases.

What makes me laugh is that for the last 27 years, all TNG episodes were rated either U or PG in the UK for VHS (back in the day) and later DVD, except for I think Heart of Glory which was upgraded to 12, but so far on Blu-ray, the first 5 seasons have all been rated 12. When you look at what the BBFC have downgraded from 18 to 15 over the years, I gotta wonder what's going on.
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Old June 23 2014, 09:30 AM   #355
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The reviewer really liked Rascals:Well ok then... I love The Royale, so whatever.
And what's wrong with The Royale? While there isn't too much to write home about in the second season, I've always liked it. It's a good old fashioned mystery with an interesting premise.
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Old June 23 2014, 03:02 PM   #356
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So my amazon order shipped but I was charged the $75 price instead of the current $57. Same with COC. Hopefully that will be an easy fix. Looking forward to tomorrow either way!
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Old June 23 2014, 03:04 PM   #357
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Wow. Almost 13 years and I'm finally a Commander. I guess I'm more of a lurker than a contributer!
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Old June 23 2014, 03:06 PM   #358
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Contact Amazon and they should do the price match. They have a online chat you can use. The same thing happened with Enterprise S4, unfortunately I didn't bother to check the price until it was too late, but others reported there was no problem getting them to give the reduced price.
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Old June 23 2014, 03:51 PM   #359
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Wow. Almost 13 years and I'm finally a Commander. I guess I'm more of a lurker than a contributer!
Lurking is a good thing. Post count is often an exaggerated accomplishment. Keep on lurkin'!
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So my amazon order shipped but I was charged the $75 price instead of the current $57. Same with COC. Hopefully that will be an easy fix. Looking forward to tomorrow either way!
This happened for Season 5 and I think what happens (if I recall correctly) is they do the price adjustment when the order arrives. Just to make sure, I called amazon yesterday and they said they will adjust the price and it should take up to the 24-48 hours. I don't know why they don't adjust the price right when they are ready to ship it. The price on the pre-order should be instantaneously changed with the price on the website.
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