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Q: DVD Recorders ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: DVD Recorders
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: paul5553-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 07 Aug 2004 11:25 PDT
Expires: 06 Sep 2004 11:25 PDT
Question ID: 384760
Hi there
Where is the cheapest place to buy a Sony RDR GX7 DVD Recorder. And
please find out if they ship to the UK.

Thank you

Paul Dunn
Subject: Re: DVD Recorders
Answered By: clouseau-ga on 07 Aug 2004 12:24 PDT
Hello paul5553,

Thank you for your question.

The least expensive price I could find is $399.95 from Nice
Eelctronics in Brooklyn, New York. While I generally look for vendors
in other areas, Priescan has given this vendor a 5 Star rating:

Nice Electronics
Vendor Rating 
5 out of 5 
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 Hassle-free Online Ordering
[Value = 3 Stars] 
 Customer can place order online with SSL security. No phone call is
required to complete order. [YES]
 Customer can monitor order status on vendor's website. [YES] 
 Customer receives tracking number so that delivery can be monitored
via shipper (FedEx, UPS, etc.). [YES]
 Customer's credit card is not charged until order is shipped. [YES] 
  Vendor provides customer support by phone.
[Value = .5 Star] 

 Vendor accepts returns on unopened items without a restocking fee.
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So, checking their site I see they accept International Credit Cards
with the following policies:

If you want to place an order with our company using an INTERNATIONAL
credit card, please follow these instructions:

Please fax or email ( the following: 
Please do not place the order on our web site, on the top of the fax
write "NEW ORDER" and we will contact you when we receive the

1) A copy of BOTH sides of your credit card.

2 )A copy of your passport

3) Your address where you receive your monthly credit card statement.

4) The address you would like to ship to and the phone number where we
can contact you.

4) Your signature on the fax.

Please fax this to 718-891-8408

E-mails are responded to within 24 hours.

You'll find the product page here:

Big On Digital also carries this product and will ship out of the Us
for a $25 surcharge on the shipping cost. They sell it for $414.95:

Shipping & Shipping Prices

We ship our merchandise by UPS. We offer a choice of shipping options as follows:

Ground - (7 to 10 business days)
3-Day - (3 business days)
2nd Day  (2 business days)
Overnight  (Next business day)
Next Day Saturday Delivery (for shipments on Friday)

These prices are based on total weight of the order and will vary accordingly.

Shipping prices for all products will be listed after an item is added
to a shopping cart.
Prices will vary with the different shipping methods. 

Any high value shipments must be insured. There is a seperate charge
of at least 5.9% for insurance which is mandatory.


Now, both are closed today and they do not specify they will ship to
the UK, but the odds are good they will.

For $428, you can buy at Abe's of Maine, also closed today on
Saturday. But they list a phone for overseas orders implying they
would ship to you:

Three easy ways to contact us:

By Phone: 1-800-992-2237 
Overseas & Local: 1-718-645-1818 
24 hour Fax: 1-718-998-5216 

The product page can be found here:

Checking at Froogle, 5th Avenue Electronics has this for $385.78

I have a call into them to see if they will ship to the UK.

A&M Electronics has it for $415 and seems to accept international orders:

What is your policy regarding International Orders?

International Shipments or orders placed with an international credit
card may not be able to pay with only a credit card and we may require
you to wire transfer payment prior to us shipping the products. A&M
Photo World is not responsible for any duties, taxes or charges which
are imposed by the destination country.

So, I think we now have a company with both a good price and bonafide
to accept an order from the UK.

Search Strategy:

Various shopping search engines

I trust my research has provided you with options to order your DVD
recorder. If a link above should fail to work or anything require
further explanation or research, please do post a Request for
Clarification prior to rating the answer and closing the question and
I will be pleased to assist further.



Clarification of Answer by clouseau-ga on 08 Aug 2004 10:35 PDT

I just received a call from 5th Avenue Electronics and they both
confirmed the $385.78 price and that they will ship to the UK. They
request that you take care of all the shipping arrangements - choice
of carrier, etc, and they will be happy to accomodate you.



Request for Answer Clarification by paul5553-ga on 18 Aug 2004 11:26 PDT
Hi There 

I have just been contacted by Bigondigital and they say they do not
ship to the UK.

Yours Paul Dunn

Clarification of Answer by clouseau-ga on 18 Aug 2004 19:54 PDT
Hello Paul,

As I mentioned, many of the listings above were closed on Saturday and
could not be reached. The one listed implied they shipped out of the
USA, however, as you found, may not ship to the UK. Others have
confirmed that they do and should be able to fill your order.


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