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Currently in China and buying some DVDs @ interesting prices. Toy Story 3, just 15 CHF. Price includes P&P (registered mail) within in Switzerland on my return in the new year. Anybody out there want me to buy some movies for them, room in my case for a few more.

Limited offer, don't want to buy more than three copies of the same movie, don't want to buy more than 24 DVDs in total.

Kosha DVDs; wrapped in plastic, purchased from a Japanese department store here.

Send me a PM if your interested. Would ask you you make a transfer bank2bank in advance. Obviously you need all zone DVD player to play them, and the sound track will be in Chinese and English (only); assuming you want hollywood releases?
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Do not bring any illegal copies into Switzerland. The customs will be waiting with their rubber gloves and receipt book open for your fine.
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15 chf is not really that interesting considering it's about amazon & Play's average price.
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15 chf is not really that interesting considering it's about amazon & Play's average price.
Toy Story 3 is 12.99 on amazon, which is 19.50 excluding post, so that's more than 25% less...
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Do not bring any illegal copies into Switzerland. The customs will be waiting with their rubber gloves and receipt book open for your fine.
The copies are not illegal, I wouldn't buy them if they were. They are sold in a high street department store, shrink wrapped...

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The copies are not illegal, I wouldn't buy them if they were. They are sold in a high street department store, shrink wrapped...
In China that's definitely NOT a guarantee!
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In China that's definitely NOT a guarantee!
An interesting opinion. When was the last time you traveled to China? Are you an expert in these matters professionally?
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An interesting opinion. When was the last time you traveled to China? Are you an expert in these matters professionally?
Hi there,

If I may say something. I lived in China for several years and except for Hong Kong, anywhere else it's really hard to say. Pirate DVD's can come perfectly produced, packed and even with counterfeit security stickers. Even if they're proper DVD's it can be difficult to explain at Customs, specially if you're coming with more than 1 piece of each movie.

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Hi, Currently in China and buying some DVDs @ interesting prices. Toy Story 3, just 15 CHF. Price includes P&P (registered mail) within in Switzerland on my return in the new year. Anybody out there want me to buy some movies for them, room in my case for a few more.
I am very curious, did you get caught?
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Hi there,

If I may say something. I lived in China for several years and except for Hong Kong, anywhere else it's really hard to say. Pirate DVD's can come perfectly produced, packed and even with counterfeit security stickers. Even if they're proper DVD's it can be difficult to explain at Customs, specially if you're coming with more than 1 piece of each movie.

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I agree ( except I wasn't actually 100% sure about some of the stuff I bought in HK either.) But 15chf sounds quite expensive for pirated mainland dvd's. It's a while since I was living there., but at the time, the pirated one's sold for 10rmb each - I think that is under 2CHF, both on the street and in shops.

Eeer.... what's the current price for Northface jackets with the zip out fleece inner?
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Why bother with these bootleg dvd's? bought some once on holidays myself, ending with a half a** dvd filmed by a video cam in the cinema.. fun to see that during the movie, now and then people stand up and walk around in the cinema

That and why take the risk.. you know they target flights from certain countries right? just saying, be careful what you bring back or your luggage will not be the only thing checked.. open wide..
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An interesting opinion. When was the last time you traveled to China? Are you an expert in these matters professionally?
Two months ago, and yes.
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I agree ( except I wasn't actually 100% sure about some of the stuff I bought in HK either.) But 15chf sounds quite expensive for pirated mainland dvd's. It's a while since I was living there., but at the time, the pirated one's sold for 10rmb each - I think that is under 2CHF, both on the street and in shops.

Eeer.... what's the current price for Northface jackets with the zip out fleece inner?
Yes, the price for pirate stuff at the time I lived there (came back last year. Oops, sorry, mid-2009), were from 5rmb for zip out fleece inners to 10-12rmb for in case, properly printed dvd's. What I mean is that even if you pay those 15chf in a real shop you probably feel that you may be buying pirated stuff.
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Yes, the price for pirate stuff at the time I lived there (came back last year. Oops, sorry, mid-2009), were from 5rmb for zip out fleece inners to 10-12rmb for in case.....
What?? zip out fleece inners for dvd's? Eeeerrrmm?
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What?? zip out fleece inners for dvd's? Eeeerrrmm?
Got it wrong mate. Didn't pay attention to the Northface!! I was talking about the cheapest dvds, that come in zip bags. Hahahahaha. Though it was the right say to refer to them

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Got it wrong mate. Didn't pay attention to the Northface!! I was talking about the cheapest dvds, that come in zip bags. Hahahahaha. Though it was the right say to refer to them

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Chuckle! No problem. from what you say, the price of the pirated movies has not gone up over the years, since they first hit the market.

NOw back top the Northface...I bought one ten years ago for 120rmb. It's still got another couple of years of wear in it I think, but I am curious as to whether the Beijing Pearl market still stocks them ( does the Pearl market stilll exist?) and if so, what sort of prices are being asked now. I don't know if they were real ones perhaps fallen off the back of a truck, or if they were pirated, but at that price everyone bought them. A photo would have been a good advert for Northface, as even the four year olds turned up to school in them in winter.
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Why bother with these bootleg dvd's? bought some once on holidays myself, ending with a half a** dvd filmed by a video cam in the cinema.. fun to see that during the movie, now and then people stand up and walk around in the cinema
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It's the Enhanced Home Theater experience.. you know.. people and all...

people here should at least pay double for those dvd's.
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It's the Enhanced Home Theater experience.. you know.. people and all...

people here should at least pay double for those dvd's.
Aha, a so called inter-acting dvd, freaky when that happens on 3D i can Imagine..
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Chuckle! No problem. from what you say, the price of the pirated movies has not gone up over the years, since they first hit the market.

NOw back top the Northface...I bought one ten years ago for 120rmb. It's still got another couple of years of wear in it I think, but I am curious as to whether the Beijing Pearl market still stocks them ( does the Pearl market stilll exist?) and if so, what sort of prices are being asked now. I don't know if they were real ones perhaps fallen off the back of a truck, or if they were pirated, but at that price everyone bought them. A photo would have been a good advert for Northface, as even the four year olds turned up to school in them in winter.
Well, prices for that kind of clothes had climbed a lot, specially since the Olympics. I've never shopped in Bejing since I lived way down South and could do all my shopping there, but for what I've heard, in Beijing most foreigners go to the Silk Market which prices have gone skyrocket. It's always possible to find other places, but the 120 bucks you paid wouldn't bring you to a well-finished decent quality Northface nowadays, I'm afraid. I remember I bought one of those (don't remember the brand, but it wasn't Northface), for a trip to Scandinavia while I was living in China and could bargain it to around 300. Still a hell of a price for a very decent coat.
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