Quick Tips and FAQ for buying DVDs on eBay!
eBay is a great place to go when you want to buy DVDs and not put a hole in your pocket. If you buy DVDs on eBay, you will often find that you are saving a lot of money. There are many benefits of buying DVDs on eBay. Not only can you save money, but you can also buy rare and hard-to-find DVDs that you can't find at the shops. Many people who like to buy foreign films on DVD often head to ebay.com.au because they know they can find what they are looking for there. Have you been trying to find a specific movie for years and given up? Well don't give up, because there is a good chance you will find it on eBay! It is so easy to buy DVDs on eBay! You can find rare titles, save money and get your DVDs delivered staight to your door! This guide you will teach you how to spot bargains, avoid buying pirated DVDs, get your DVDs delivered fast and save mony on postage! You will also learn about DVD region codes so that when you buy a DVD, you know it will play on your DVD player.
How can I find a bargain?
Well, if you are buying from eBay, its a good chance you have already found a bargain. But you will often find that the same title is selling at different prices and from different eBay sellers. When you search for a DVD title such as 'jurassic park' you will probably find many results with different prices. Look for the best prices from reliable sellers with good feedback. Also, look for low postage costs. You can also compare prices and postage costs in My eBay. To compare item prices and postage costs, go to the item page. At the right side of the page you will see a link that says 'Watch this item in My eBay'. Click on this link to watch the item. Do this for each item you are interested in buying. Then, go to the My eBay page and take a look at 'Items I'm Watching'. You can see a list of all the items you are watching and compare the current price and postage costs so that you can find the best bargain. Compare items instead of buying the first item you see because you can save money. Before you buy the item, look at other items the seller is selling. The seller may have other items you are interested in and may offer postage discounts if you buy multiple items.
How can I make sure I get what I want?
When you are buying, always read the item description carefully so that you get what you want. For example, if you are looking for 'Star War Episode I DVD', make sure you don't buy 'Star Wars Episode III DVD'. Check if you have the right title. For example, is the DVD movie the original or the remake? If you have any questions about the item, click on the 'Ask seller a question' link on the item description page. This link is located at the right side of the item description page. At the right side of the page under 'Meet The Seller' you can also see the seller's feedback score and information about the seller. Always check a seller's feedback when buying. Good feedback indicates that the seller is usually reliable. Bad feedback indicates that many other buyers have not been happy with this seller. Take a look at the feedback comments for more information. From looking at feedback comments, you can see if a seller is known for selling poor quality items, items that don't match the description, poor contact and communication or not posting the item quickly. Check descriptions of DVDs and make sure it is exactly what you want. Make sure that the DVD region code is compatible with your DVD player. Australian DVD players play region 4 DVDs but there are multi-region DVD players that will play DVDs with any region code.Check that your DVD player will play this DVD by looking at your DVD player instructions.
Here is a list of the DVD region numbers:
1: U.S., Canada and U.S. territories
2: Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East
3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (includes Hong Kong)
4: Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, Caribbean
5: Eastern Europe, Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, Mongolia
Also check whether the DVD is NTSC or PAL format and whether your DVD player will play both or only one format.
How can I make sure I don't get a pirated DVD?
A good tip is to check whether the title has been released on DVD yet. For example, the Da Vinci Code is in theaters from May 2006 and the DVD will not be available to buy until a few months after May 2006. But if find that The Da Vinci Code DVD is selling while the movie is still in theaters or only shortly after it was released in cinemas, for example, then it is highly likely that this DVD is a bootleg copy and you should not buy it. Is the DVD being sent in an envelope with the disc only with no case or cover? If there is a scanned picture of the DVD, does it look genuine or does it look as though the DVD is a fake copy?
How can I receive DVDs quickly and in good condition?
Check feedback comments of the seller and make sure the seller has a good history with posting items. Check where the item is being sent from and how long the average time is that it will take for you to receive the item. Is the item being sent from overseas or in Australia. Here is a tip: choose Registered Post or postage insurance when buying DVDs so that if you DVD is lost or damaged during postage it will be covered. Check that the seller is known for packing DVDs well and that it is being sent in a good parcel with bubble-wrap or protection instead of an envelope. If you don't want to wait until bidding in an auction has ended, then look for items that have the 'Buy It Now' option.
How do I get a good quality DVD?
If the seller has a scanned picture of the DVD, look at it. See if the case is damaged. Also, check the condition of the DVD in the item description. Is it new or used? Are there any scratches or marks on the disc if it is used?
5 Quick Tips:
1. Check item description and try to see if the DVD is a possible pirated DVD.
2. Check information about postage and payment options.
3. Check seller's feedback score and feedback comments.
4. Compare prices and postage with other sellers that are selling the same DVD title.
5. Make sure the DVD will work on your DVD player and that it is the one you want.
There you go! I hope this guide was able to help you! Good luck!