believeagain asked: Hey there :) In your 'Sea Me' post you said that you could recommend some places to buy Olivia's releases. I have all of her albums but I'm really looking for some singles and the Greatest HIts including the DVD since I only have the regular version. However, I think that Samurai on Amazon is quite cool but can get expensive if you buy more than a few items. Do you know any alternative places? I also always have to worry about customs here in Germany for items over $22, it's really annoying :( x
I’m not sure how Germany works, but here for the US customs will not seek any tax as long as the package is marked as a gift.
If you’ve already tried the regular avenues, you can also try eBay. On eBay, I generally buy from three sellers - one named undercatdog2 and another named gskohouse and the last named artice_ray . All of them have excellent feedback and I have never had an issue with any of my orders from them. All of these sellers are out of Asia. gskohouse is out of Japan while the other two are out of Singapore and Hong Kong (if I remember correctly). You can go over their items if you like. Keep in mind, they are imports so they may be a little high priced, but shipping is generally included with the price and they have always marked their items as gifts to avoid the customs tax.
Not sure if I had mentioned them before, but there is also CDJapan at the following web address - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/
The only issue I had with them is their shipping is a little high and two items I ordered were actually out of stock so that was a let down. I did eventually receive the one disc they did have available and it was still sealed, new.
Like I said, I cannot say how Germany handles customs, but here in the US as long as the item is marked as a gift you don’t have to worry about any taxes on it. All these sellers know this and mark their packs as gifts. Also keep in mind that when the discs are out of these areas, they will be region 2 and region 3 (the DVDs). If you use VLC player, which is free, you don’t have to worry about regions when playing the DVDs. Undercatdog2 actually has one more copy of Olivia’s greatest hits 3 disc pack for $40USD, shipping included. Not sure if that is the price you were looking for, but as I said imports are a little expensive.
I generally only go to Amazon sellers when I cannot find a disc new and resort to getting one that was pre owned.
Hope this helps.