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CD Wow 'Sale'.... I'm a bit confused.

Posted By: Donkey, posted 2007/10/01 20:57
CD have a 24 hour sale apparently. But I cant actually see whats on sale.

Is it just me? Can anyone else figure out whats up or is this just CD Wow being a bit bogus.
Expiry date:2007/10/03
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  • nod2007/10/02 12:48:31
    I think it is the list of cd's that you see on the front page? :confused:
    when you click on the '24 hour sale' link you just go back to the same page
    But in all honestly they isn't a lot I have seen that is all that exciting in their sale :D
  • gstok2007/10/02 15:32:36
    It's been working fine for me. When you click 24 hour sale it should take you to a list of about 9 CDs, 9 DVDs and 9 Games, with a link to see more. I just bought heaps of cheap DVDs. If the Oz site is down maybe try the UK or US sites instead.
  • nod2007/10/02 15:37:02
    oh... not sure what we are doing wrong then :D
    what did you buy gstok?
  • admin2007/10/02 17:59:37
    So those ones listed on the landing page are actually sale items? I wasnt sure about it.

    If you are going through the UK cd-wow there are a bunch of £1 off links and vouchers around to make use of.
  • jdstacey2007/10/02 18:04:24
    I don't think you are doing anything wrong.

    The main page you are talking about has 9 CDs, 9 DVDs and 9 games with a link to see more.

    In other news - the site looks dodgy to me. References to 'Region Free' DVDs and Region 3 DVDs (which can sometimes be suspect). Plus the domain was registered to a PO Box in the British Virgin Islands.

    Worldwide free shipping is always interesting to me - an $8 DVD sent anywhere has to lose you money.

    Not sure if anyone has bought anything from them in the past - but if you do actually receive something from thing, it wouldn't surprise me if they turned out to be counterfeit.

    Maybe I'm just not trusting enough.

    That being said - a little online research has revealed that they were taken to court in 2004 in the UK (and lost) for parallel importing and this year were ordered to pay GBP35million in damages. One of the articles I found

    Dodgy Dodgy Dodgy.
  • nod2007/10/02 18:31:01
    Thanks for the investigation work jdstacey
    It may explain why the company was sold??? Looks like the ruling was this year from the articles

    Apparently a lot of the music guys are registered in the BVI due to a lower rate of VAT for the UK. Good business sense I suppose.
  • jayne2007/10/02 19:17:04
    I've bought from them a few times... but it was before the company was sold.

    I've just ordered Little Britain: Series One (2 Disc Set)... it's quite funny :)
  • admin2007/10/02 19:58:02
    interesting article jdstacey.

    The logic of both sides makes me laugh. The 'CD Wow is a rogue trader not a consumer champion' line smacks of the illogicality that is the recording and distribution industry, while the CD Wow line that 'it doesnt matter where we buy from' I like, but its not really a legal argument.

    I did wonder how they've managed to get a freeze on CD Wow's Hong Kong bank accounts....
  • gstok2007/10/02 23:00:20
    I bought a number of things - Little Britain Season One (GBP2.99), V for Vendetta 2-disc (GBP3.99), Children of Men 2-disc (GBP3.99), Apocalypse Now Redux (GBP1.99), Terminator 3 2-Disc (GBP1.99), Big Fish, Total Recall 2-Disc...

    I usually buy from the UK site because I can get GBP1 off any DVD and GBP0.50 off any CD. You go to [url]www.dvdtimes.co.uk[/url] then to shopping and click through to CD-Wow! and the discount appears instantly.

    I've bought dozens of items from CD-Wow! over the years and they're fine. The stuff gets shipped from Hong Kong and is not counterfeit. The whole issue about their legal issues were EU specific and of no relevance to Australia.

    Even though the sale's over, what's left is still listed at the discount prices.

    Hope this helps!
  • admin2007/10/02 23:13:45
    Thanks gstock. There's usually a good volume of deals on the UK site. Do you know off the top of your head whether there is a direct mapping of prices in £ to prices in $? I was trying to figure that out the other day.

    :D Little Britain... still not quite sure what to think of it.
  • MamaK2007/10/02 23:32:53
    what do you need to play other region DVDs? australia is region 4 I think and there wasn't many listed for that
  • lilpretzel2007/10/02 23:43:08
    I not fussed with Little Britain but Miss 13 loves it.

    Now I wonder if my dvd plays multi formats :rolleyes:
  • admin2007/10/02 23:43:34
    what do you need to play other region DVDs? australia is region 4 I think and there wasn't many listed for that

    You just need a multiregion dvd player. If all else fails - and you can - plug the computer into the TV, they usually have multiregion players. All except apple that is. Who for some reason decided to put a limit on the number of times your can swap your regions around on iDVD.
  • admin2007/10/02 23:46:01
    lilpretzel;18260
    I not fussed with Little Britain but Miss 13 loves it.


    some of it cracks me up while other bits just make me cringe rather than laugh.
  • nod2007/10/02 23:54:12
    I would have to say that it is one of the most over rated comedy shows. Maybe I am missing something but I really just don't get it
  • admin2007/10/02 23:57:09
    gstock - here's a couple more off the UK site that I know of. All use various codes and links (like those that you mention). Most are region 2.

    Total Recall: special ed £1.99
    Friends (seasons 1-10) 65.90
    24 season 1 - £13.99
    You me and dupree - £2.99
    Titanic - special ed £2.99
    Dr Who The Sontoran Experiment - £3.99
    Patriot Games - £1.99
  • nod2007/10/03 00:00:22
    The prices in the Uk site are way better than here even when you factor in the exchange rate. I wonder if they would charge you the Oz price once you registered your details?
  • jayne2007/10/03 00:10:04
    nod;18272
    The prices in the Uk site are way better than here even when you factor in the exchange rate. I wonder if they would charge you the Oz price once you registered your details?


    They shouldn't nod, as they appear to be 2 seperate sites - cdwow.biz and cdwow.com.
  • nod2007/10/03 00:11:09
    Ah ok
    thanks
  • admin2007/10/03 00:16:13
    the only thing I'd not sure of is whether they'll ship to Oz off the UK site. But if they follow their own logic then they should.
  • jayne2007/10/03 01:06:23
    admin;18285
    the only thing I'd not sure of is whether they'll ship to Oz off the UK site. But if they follow their own logic then they should.


    Well gstok says he has done this above... I think!
  • admin2007/10/03 10:50:01
    of course ...... jeeze I'm slow some days.
  • gstok2007/10/03 15:24:39
    Yep, they deliver world-wide for free. Generally takes about a week unless they're out of stock on an item (in which case they notify you).

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