A lot of us browse the Internet for the best deals on gifts for ourselves as well as family and friends so you will be pleased to stumble upon this great comparison site. Frustrated with the performance of Kelkoo and Pricerunner when trying to find the best possible price for gifts online, I thought it was time to search for a new comparison site. I came across Find-dvd.co.uk via Google and was immediately impressed with the quality and simplicity of the site.
Finding A DVD
As soon as you visit the site you can clearly see the search window at the top of the home page with a drop down menu to select a DVD by title, actor or director. Within this drop down menu there is also a Blu-Ray option to search for Blu-Ray discs instead of DVDs.
By doing a search for Gavin And Stacey Series 3 for example and clicking the Go button I am presented with 4 results; The DVD version, the set containing the Christmas special and the 2 Blu-Ray versions. I'm looking for the DVD set without the Christmas special and I can see straight away that the lowest price for the set is £7.99 which is outlined in green along side the product. I then click on the DVD title that I want which takes me to a page containing information on the DVD, such as a short synopsis, publisher, release dates and starring actors.
The emphasis of the entire site is based on what lies below this information - the Retailer list. Here you have a long list of close to 40 retailers with the cheapest listed at the top and dearest at the bottom.
What I find unique on this price comparison site is the information to include postage costs, stock availability and despatch times. I was particularly impressed with the accuracy of the pricing (which is updated everyday) as I have found on other comparison sites that the price listed is not always true when you click on the retailer's website as it usually turned out to be more expensive!
I would imagine that the site is able to cover its costs by affiliate links to retailer's sites which they probably get a small percentage for. You will see all the big names on there such as Play.com, Amazon, HMV, Zavvi, Argos, Tesco, Asda, Choices UK and many more, plus some less familiar names such as Chipsworld, Coolshop and Bang CD. I would always recommend for any user of the site that you do some background checks on a company before making a purchase as you cannot guarantee (like any comparison site) that the company you are purchasing from isn't run by a bunch of monkeys. Bad reputations online usually stand out like a sore thumb when doing a simple search for a company review so always do your homework first.
The best advice I can give for making a purchase decision is simple, if you see a well known name as the 2nd or 3rd cheapest in the list then go with them as anyone would rather pay a few quid more for the same product from somebody they trust and have bought from before than a company they've never heard of. Having said that, they've got to start somewhere haven't they?
In addition to a basic search there is a column on the left of the homepage providing a wide range of functions. The DVD Boxsets link provides information on the most popular DVD boxsets at the moment, listed in alphabetical order. It is easy to click on the boxset title and see that 24 series 1-6 for example can be purchased for £53.96 from a retailer called SelectCheaper. You can also browse for PSP UMD discs and HD DVD items if need be.
Arguably the most useful part of the site is listed under DVD PriceWatch. Here you can manage your watch list for DVDs that fall below your selected price. If for example you wanted District 9 for under £5 then you can enter this as the watch price on same page you visit when viewing the DVD information. You will then get an e-mail notification to inform you that the price has dropped below that amount. You have to register first which only takes a few minutes then the option appears under the DVD price where you simply enter the amount and click 'Add To Price Watch'. You also have the option to look at the most popular PriceWatch movies to see how many people are waiting for prices to drop on specific titles.
Between the DVD information and the retailers list you have a short selection of the latest discounts on offer for particular retailers, which is also accessible via the Vouchers & Offers link on the left of the home page. This usually comes in the form of a voucher code offering money off and free delivery. In addition there is also a drop down box under the voucher codes outlining a list of special offers for a selection of retailers, which includes The Hut daily offers for example.
Other useful links include New Releases and Latest Reviews to show the latest DVDs on the market and consumer reviews that have recently been submitted on the site for various DVDs. Like Ciao, Find-dvd.co.uk offer prizes for the best reviews and you get an insight to this on the Review Winners page. Prizes range from £100 - £200 Play.com, Amazon and CDWOW vouchers. The site appears to have changed their prize allocation recently as you can see that they now offer winners and runner up prizes on a monthly basis where as previously there was only a single monthly winner. I have not yet had the luxury of submitting reviews on this site but based on the prizes on offer I may seriously consider it in the future. There is probably nothing stopping you submitting Ciao reviews on this site either as after all, you own the copyright.
If you are a fan of IMDB (Internet Movie Database) then you may find this site useful to you for several reasons, with one of them being the inclusion of the Release Calendar. Here you have a complete listing of up and coming DVD release dates so you can stay ahead of the game by combining this with the PriceWatch.
The DVD Deals section gives you a complete run down of the best savings on the market. Take Friends the original Complete Series 1 - 10 for example, the RRP for this is £224.99 but you can get it on price comparison for £62.85 which is a massive saving of £162.14 (or 72.1%). I don't use this section very often as I tend to buy want I need rather than on a spur of the moment just because it is cheap, although it may be very useful for those looking for a bargain.
The only other section worth mentioning here is the Rental Guide which outlines the latest rental deals on the market. Currently they give an overview of the pricing for LoveFiLM.com, Blockbuster and Tesco.
You may be wondering if there are other similar sites for CDs, Games and Books etc, well you're in luck because Medifusion Ltd (the company behind Find-dvd.co.uk) have sister sites comprising of Find-cd.co.uk, Find-games.co.uk, Find-book.co.uk and Find-electricalgoods.co.uk. So you can get the best deals on a wide range of items for a fraction of high street retail prices.
I've had a look at all these sites and they all have the same themed layout so the navigation is familiar, albeit with different colours.
I cannot recommend this site enough. It's very easy to use and understand, has lots of features and useful information and basically gets you the best bargains on the web. The customisable features such as the PriceWatch will ensure that you never have to go back to the website every day checking for new prices as they will inform you when it drops below your desired price. I have recently used the site to good effect to purchase Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 for the PS3 which I got for £17.95 on Zavvi as part of the Mega Monday deal. If it wasn't for this site I probably would have ended up paying well over £25 for it. I think the way the site has been engineered is close to perfection, everything is in easy to find places making navigation a breeze and you have complete clarity of pricing and information.
If it's already too late to use the site this Christmas then I would definitely give it a go for January sales and bookmark it on your favourites for next Christmas.
My boyfriend loves buying DVDs and blu rays. He is often scouring forums for the latest bargain or new release and spends quite some time finding out the cheapest place to buy them from. I used to think that hours worth of searching was not really worth saving a couple of pounds, but before long he found another means of working out the cheapest price.
www.find-dvd.co.uk, is a great website for finding the cheapest place to buy a DVD. It is quick and easy and searches many retailers. The easiest and quickest way to use the website I have found is to have a title preselected that you wish to purchase. For example inglorious basterds, type this into the site and it searches approximately forty retailers ( this doesnt sound many, but it is the main onces, I cannot think of any they have missed off). It then lists the cheapest place to buy the DVD.
If you have a specific requirement, for example if you only want to buy it in store or only online, you can specify this too. I think when searching for DVD prices it is important to add on the extras. For example a shop near to you might be selling a DVD for a pound more than the shop furtehr away, but make sure you take the bus fare or petrol into account too. It is the same with ragards to postage on websites. Some websites might be slightly more expensive, but may offer free postage, whereas others might be cheaper, but add on a huge postage cost.
I stumbled across this gem of a website while searching for a specific DVD a couple of years ago. Since then, it's become my first port of call whenever I'm buying a film. I generally find that buying DVDs online works out cheaper than buying instore, with websites like play.com offering great bargains, and online stores of big names like HMV offering discounts that you wouldn't get in the shop.
But the vast array of DVD sellers on the internet can be quite baffling, and hopping from site to site to try to get the best deal would be very time consuming. Which is where find-dvd.co.uk comes into its own.
It's a price comparison website specifically for films (on DVD or bluray). Simply type in the name of the film you're after, click on the version you want from the list that pops up, and you're presented with a list of prices from online stores, cheapest first. 37 stores are on the list- all the major retailers (amazon, HMV, Zavvi etc) and a lot of smaller ones too, so it really is a comprehensive collection. It's often surprising to see the range of prices the different stores put on the same film- for instance, searching for 'The Invention of Lying' just now, Amazon, at the top of the list is selling it for £7.98, whilst at the other end, MovieMail charges £16.49. This just goes to show how worthwhile it is checking with find-DVD before you buy, to ensure you're getting the best deal. The list also tells you if the product is in stock, and how long delivery will take from each individual retailer. It's great to have all this info in an easy to read list so you can compare it.
Once you've found the best priced film, clicking on the name of the website will take you directly to its page where you can purchase it right away. It's quick and convenient, and I've never found a discrepancy between the retailer and find-DVD's price information- it's updated very regularly.
Other features of the website include an 'Editor's Choice' section, where the newest releases are rated and reviewed. You can also browse DVDs by genre, if you're looking for ideas, or check out the 'New Releases' and 'Popular Titles' pages.
One of the most useful features the website offers is a 'Price Watch' service. This enables you to compile a list of titles you want to buy, and enter the price you're willing to pay for them. Once a title becomes available from any website at or below your target price, find-DVD will email you with the details. It's a really good service which has provided me with some great bargains (especially as I hate paying anything more than a fiver for a DVD!).
The website is completely free, and you don't get bombarded with adverts- the only products you'll see are films. So there really is no catch! I'd recommend this to everyone who buys DVDs online, as the perfect way to save money and find out about new bargains.
I nearly always search around before buying on the internet and try and get the best possible price. So therefore I often look around voucher codes sites, on hotukdeals, cashback sites like Topcashback (reviewed) and just generally look around. Therefore I also use price comparison sites to find the best prices for things.
Find-dvd.co.uk is the best price comparison site for DVD`s. To use it you simply search for the DVD you want. E.g. I search for Casino Royale. I now get a list of the films that match my results. The number 1 result on my list is the DVD and that is normally the case. Other items included the blu-ray version, deluxe edition and the UMD version for the PSP. As you can see all these results are relevant and it is so easy to use the site.
Now I want to find out the cheapest price and where it is from I just click on the link (I am looking at just the normal DVD version) and the site tells me the cheapest to buy the film from is Zavvi for £3.85. The site lists the cheapest at the top so it is easiest to find. The site also does all of this including postage and packaging which is useful as some websites charge like £5.00 for delivering your item! There is also a link to where I can buy it from and I think this is the main way the site gets their money e.g. through referral links. However now I know the cheapest place to buy my movie from instead of just going to Amazon or Play. If I had just bought the film of Play.com it would have cost £6.99. While this is not a lot more I appreciate it saves me over £3 for about 1 minutes work which is well worth it in my opinion.
You can even search by Actor or Director to help you choose a film or find the film you can't remember the name of. This is so useful and really does make this a great site.
Overall I can't recommend the site enough and really think it is great and well worth using.
Thanks for reading :)
This review may appear on other sites under the names ns1209 and mariofan123.
"find-dvd.co.uk" is an invaluable website which I always visit when looking to buy a DVD either for myself or as a gift for someone. Easy to navigate you simply enter the name of the film you are looking for in the search bar at the top of the page and click "go". The site will then trawl through online stockists and after a few seconds gives you a list of where you can buy the film from in price order from lowest to highest.
It takes into account what postage charges are and reflects this in the order of results, that way even if one shop is a lot cheaper for a DVD but has a high postage charge it will appear under a shop who charges more for the film but no postage. You then have the ability to use the links on the site to visit the shop itself and place your order.
The site also tells you the retailers' availability of an item, so you are informed if it is in stock or waiting to come in, it also tells you how long your item will take to be dispatched to you, so if you are in need of a present for someone quickly you can make your decisions based on this.
Even if you are unsure of a film's title you can select other search parameters for Actor or Director and again you are given a list of films from your choice, once you have located the film you are looking for from the list the site will then do a price comparison for you.
The website also allows you to search for prices on other choices such as DVD Box sets, New Releases and Most Popular titles and you can even search by the films genre; Action, Horror etc.
Incredibly accurate as well, the price displayed on the website will match the price on the actual store you go to, I have never experienced any discrepancies whatsoever in all the searches and purchases I have made. The site is very user friendly and very simple to follow, it certainly saves you time from having to individually go to each website to manually check their prices.
If you are someone who does comparisons for car and household insurance then this is just the same but for DVDs obviously, it can and will save you time and more importantly, money.
Another thing to bear in mind is if you use cashback sites, you can use find-dvd to get you the lowest price for your item and then visit Quidco or whoever you are registered with and still go their site to generate your cash back for you so you are guaranteed to get the lowest price plus cash back too!
I really rate this website, I have used it for years and it has never let me down. An ideal site to use for the run up to Christmas when DVD purchases are made for presents; you honestly can't go wrong with it.
For me, find-dvd.co.uk gets, and more than deserves, 5/5 Dooyoo stars, bookmark it immediately!
Find DVD is a price comparison website much in the vain of a confused.com
When you first put in the address you arrive at the Home Page. It has a list of options down the left hand side for if you aren't sure what you're looking for and a search box at the top.
The site works by allowing you to look for a specific film, actro, director or Blu Ray by entering it into the search box & then pressing enter.
The site will then bring up a list of likely suggestions that it thinks you are looking for. The search systems works really well & does ten to find what you are looking for without showing a load of rubbish that is clearly not what you were after. You then click on the item you are looking for.
This takes you to the price comparison page. This has a brief description of the film and list loads of diiferent websites. All listed by price from lowest to highest, including any postage costs. A link to each website is displayed for you to get straight to the item page on their website & Find DVD also tells you whether the companies have got the item in stock or not.
In all, this is an excellent website. Easy to use. Very functional & great at saving you money. I don't buy a DVD off the internet until I've looked on here. They also have sister sites. These are all very goo too.
I came across this site well over a year a go, I used to normally purchase my DVD's from Play.com until I found out they are not always the cheapest and found it slow and useless using the more well known price comparison sites like Kelkoo and Pricerunner. These didnt compare enough stores.
So I was very pleased to hear about www.find-dvd.co.uk, which is now saved in my favorites. The website lists different catergories such as box sets chart releases and then also lists them in catergory of film. But the easiest is to just type the film title and hit search. It quickly brings up the title and similar titled films and some basic information about the film together with the recommended retail price and lowest price. So you can instantly see what price you can get it for before seeing which store it is, you then simply click on the correct film and it brings a list up of around 40 retailers together with price the postage cost and the total cost and availability.
You dont always get prices from everyone this depends on the film you search for, a chart film usually gives you about 20 retailers prices - which is enough and more than other comparison sites. It doesnt overcomplicate the results with loads of marketing and links it presents the results in an easy to read list and you can see them all on one screen.
Why the website is not as good as it used to be - Find-dvd.co.uk also compare book prices, CD's games and electrical goods. On the old website simple tabs across the top used to let you easily switch between the type of search, now however they have seperate websites for each and the link for these sites is at the bottom left of the DVD website so its not as easy as before .
It has a price watch feature which once you register allows you to list the DVD(S) you want and the target price you want for them, and they e-mail you when its at that price.
An excellent website for people wanting to find the cheapest places to buy DVDs.
The site allows you to search for DVD via title, actor, director or Blu-Ray & then brings up matches to fit your search.
Select the option you want & the site will give you a rundown of retailers offering the DVD you're looking for. Price, postage & availability are listed along with a link for you to visit the retailer's website.
Even better is the DVD Price Watch function. Simply provide your e-mail address, choose a password & the site will allow you to put together a list of DVD's you want as well as the price you'd like to pay for them. When the site finds a DVD at the prices you've specified (or below) it'll send an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided to alert you to the fact. The e-mail will even contain a link to the retailer in question.
The DVD Price Watch function is free & occasionally it'll send you a link for something completely different to the item you wanted but that's a mionor quibble compared to the amount of time you'll save trawling the net to find out which sites are offering the cheapest deals.
Titles in your Price Watch list are deleted after 6 months so the best thing to do is check in periodically to see whether there's anything about to be deleted then just alter your stated price by 1p or so.
Find DVD might just be the best and most useful website on the internet, especially if like me you purchase a fair amount of DVD's and games.
Even if you only purchase one or two a year this website will still save you money.
Nowadays there are a lot of comparison sites on the internet, but unless you know exactly what you are looking for these can be difficult to use and time consuming. i.e. Type 'Spiderman' into most comparison sites and you'll get a list of DVD's, games and toys.
Then when you do finally find what you want you often find that the prices are wrong or the conversion to your local currency is wrong.
I recently have been searching for the new'ish Canon Powershot G10 camera and am amazed at how inaccurate most comparison sites are at giving me a correct price.
Find DVD at www.find-dvd.co.uk has been around for years yet it appears not that many people know about it, so I wanted to share my views on the site and how much money it can save you.
I first found Find DVD about 7 years ago, and I expect it's saved me a small fortune over the years.
For those who have never heard of the website, quite simply it is a DVD search and comparison site which will search all the major DVD retailers in the UK and find the cheapest stockist of any DVD you will search for.
Although in recent years they have also added searches and comparisons for CD's, Games, Books and electrical items.
So what stands Find DVD out from the rest?
Well quite simply it is so easy to use that you'll never want to go back to other comparison sites.
Quite simply you type in a word that you want to search for (In the correct section, i.e. DVD, CD, Book, etc) and Find DVD will show you who stocks the DVD, what price they sell it for and how much the P&P charges are.
The results are listed by cheapest price first (Including P&P) so you can very quickly see the best place to buy.
Then you simply click the link and order direct from the website. It really is as easy as that.
The Games, CD's, Books & Electrical sections work on exactly the same basis.
If you are purchasing multiple items it can usually become a pain trying to find the cheapest deals and/or ordering from multiple stores, but with Find DVD, you can search for all you want to, make a note of the prices from the top 3 or 4 stores and then order all from the same store with the combined cheapest total. This is what I often tend to do as it can save you the time of ordering from several different stores and also save you on P&P charges.
As an example, it might seem to be cheaper to pay £7.99 each for three DVD's from three different stores, but if you then have to pay £3.50 P&P from each store, the price is £10.50 higher than if you say paid £8.99 each at the same store with only ONE P&P charge.
So what stores are listed?
Basically all the top stores will appear in the search results, obviously if they don't stock the item then they won't show up. But searching for regular items will get results from most..... Amazon, HMV, Play.com, Tesco, Asda, Sendit, Lovefilm, Dixons, Currys, etc, etc
As an example I just searched for the Movie 'Hancock' and it returned over 30 results, with the cheapest DVD including P&P being £6.93, compared to the most expensive at £15.99.
A new addition to the search results are the availability list, which will tell you whether the DVD is in stock and when it is likely to be delivered.
So how much can you save?
Ok lets pick a random high street store..... Tesco, which offer pretty much reasonable prices on their DVD's.
Now lets pick 3 random DVD's.....
Eagle Eye (Normal new film) - £12.96
Goodfellas (Older movie) - £5.97
24 Season 6 (Boxset) - £43.97
The total for all 3 from Tesco would cost £62.90 with free delivery.
A quick search on Find DVD produces the following results....
Eagle Eye - £11.95 from Zavvi
Goodfellas - £3.99 from HMV
24 Season 6 - £17.99 from Play.com
The total cost comes to - £33.93 with all three stores offering free P&P.
A huge saving of £28.97... for about 40 seconds of your time to search.
Imagine those savings over a month or a year! :o)
The website itself has been redesigned in the last year or so and is far tidier and easy to navigate as it used to be. The DVD search field is at the top of the page so you can type something instantly. Underneath this you can choose other sections of the site... CD's, Games, Region 1, Boxsets, Books and Electrical.
The banner on the left also includes lots of useful information including Vouchers & codes, latest releases, release calendar, latest reviews, most popular DVD's, DVD deals, Blu Ray and lots more.
The best thing about Find DVD is that not only is it easy to use but it is so simple to find the cheapest DVD's out there, you can go directly to the link of the DVD and order it from the store, or if you wish to order more than one item you can visit the store's homepage and have a look around.
I'm amazed nowadays just how many people still go into high street stores and supermarkets and pay almost double, and even triple (Boxsets) for DVD's. I've even seen people go into second hand stores and purchase Boxsets like 24 and Lost second hand for more than you can find them for brand new on this website.
If you purchase even one CD, DVD, Book, Game or Electrical item a year then this site will save you money. And with regards to smaller items like DVD's, CD's and games, most stores now offer free Post and packing, so there really is no excuse not to purchase online rather than the more expensive high street stores, unless of course you enjoy throwing away your hard earned cash.
Find DVD should be a must for everyone's favourites list. It's an invaluable tool in the fight to beat the credit crunch.
Www.find-dvd.co.uk is an brilliant website which I have found invaluable and which has saved me both time and money when I am buying DVDs for myself or as presents for friends and family.
It is a very simple to use site. You just type in the name of the DVD that you are looking for, and the site then takes you to a page which shows all the different websites and shops which sell the DVD, and how much they charge for it. The websites/shops are arranged in order of price, with the cheapest price (including delivery) at the top. This means you can instantly see the best place to buy from. There is also a column telling you the availability of the DVD at the store, for example whether it is in stock and how quickly it can be dispatched. Plus there are links to all the sites so you can click right through.
It's amazing how much variety there is between prices, for example there can be around £6 difference in prices of a newly released film, or around £30 between the prices of some TV boxsets! This website makes sure you always get the best deal and saves you the time of checking Amazon, Play.com, HMV, Asda etc yourself, which can take ages.
Finally, I have just discovered a really good feature of the site, where if you open a free account, you can type in what DVD you are after and set a price threshold, and the site will check prices for it everyday and email you when a price from any store drops below your threshold. For example, I am after season 1 of Roswell, but it's so expensive everywhere at the moment, so I have entered a price threshold of £14, and they will email me when I can buy it for that price! Brilliant!
If, like me, you enjoy adding titles to your DVD collection but don't want to pay more than you really have to then 'find-dvd.co.uk' may just be the place for you. If a DVD is out there then this website will not only find it but will tell you where you can pick it up cheapest. The site also does the same for mobile phones, games, CDs, books and electrical goods. All it takes is a couple of clicks.
* The Home Page *
On arrival we are faced with a reasonably bright and breezy page. There is a search box and menu bar across the top and a further menu down the left-hand side. The page proper contains selections of the most popular current DVD titles, new releases, forthcoming releases and the current Official Top 10 UK DVD Chart. There is also a 'Rental Guide' link for those wishing to rent DVDs rather than buy them. Clicking on this link will take you to a page listing four rental sites: Blockbuster, EasyCinema, LoveFilm and Tesco. Simply click on your choice to go to the site. Lastly, there is a short blurb declaring how the website is almost certain that the prices it finds really are the cheapest available. There is also a link to 'The Times Online' where an article declares 'find-dvd.co.uk' to be one of the "10 sites that could change your life". Quite a claim!
* The Menus *
The menus are largely self explanatory. The bar across the top of the page contains eleven buttons: 'Home' takes you to the home page from wherever you are on site; 'Help' takes you to a list of Frequently Asked Questions; 'Add to Favourites' is self explanatory; 'Mobile' takes you to a page giving instructions on how to set up your mobile phone to search for DVDs and available prices; and 'Contact Us' is again self explanatory. The rest of the buttons are for setting up search parameters: 'Region 1' will be of use to owners of Multi-Region DVD players looking for titles not available in Region 2 (the default search); the rest - 'Phones', 'Games', 'CDs', 'Books' and 'Electrical' - will allow the engine to do the same for each as it does for DVDs.
The menu on the left-hand side is also straightforward and obvious. 'PriceFriend' takes you to a page where you can download a free browser plug-in (Firefox and Internet Explorer) that "compares prices from a huge list of retailers without having to jump back to www.find-dvd.co.uk". 'HD DVD' and 'Blu ray' list titles available in these two formats and at the bottom of the menu there is a list of DVD subject-categories that narrows the search for any customer just browsing.
* Using the Site *
So, as we're here to find DVDs, how exactly do we go about finding them? Well, it depends on whether we're looking for a specific title or just browsing vaguely for something that might catch our eye.
If we have a title in mind then the process is simplicity itself. Let's test the engine by using an example. We'll choose something obscure. (He thinks for a moment. Ermm... ) How about 'Serpico'? Go to the search box at the top of the page, type 'Serpico' then click 'GO'. Success. We are taken to the search-result page and it shows us four available DVDs, each with the lowest current price next to it: There is a DVD of 'Serpico' itself for £4.95; a three-film compilation, featuring 'Serpico', 'The Untouchables' and 'Chinatown', for £8.89; another three-film compilation, this time with 'Serpico', 'The Untouchables' and 'Narc', for £6.89; and finally a 'Paramount Originals' edition of 'Serpico' for £3.73. The first looks to be what we're after so we go to that and click on the title.
We're then taken to a page where we can see more information on our chosen DVD. There is a link to Amazon UK where we can read reviews and get a detailed breakdown of the package, and there is also a 'review' link where we can get info about writing our own reviews of the DVD (the best review each month gets £200 worth of vouchers for Play.com). Below all this we find a list of the retailers offering this specific DVD, from the highest quoted price to the lowest. In this instance there are eighteen retailers shown. The prices offered range from £13.99 at CD WOW! to the cheapest, £4.95, at 101 CD (all the prices quoted include postage and packing). As a matter of interest, Amazon UK and Play.com quote prices of £7.43 and £5.99 respectively. We then simply have to choose which deal we want (the cheapest, presumably) and then click on the retailer of our choice to be taken to their site to make our purchase.
For those just casually browsing through the various lists on the home page and through the 'Categories' menu, simply click on any title that interests you to be taken to the info page mentioned above. From then on simply follow the same procedure.
Put simply: I really like this website. It's a no-nonsense affair; it's extremely easy to use and (to borrow a well-known term) it does exactly what it says on the tin. If you're looking for a DVD (or simply finding out whether a film is available on DVD) then this site will find it for you. Another good feature I've noticed is that when the result of a title search is displayed it will not only include the currently available DVDs but also any forthcoming editions due to be released in the near future. Blu ray editions of a film will also be displayed after a title search so instead of scrolling through the list of Blu ray titles from the home page you can simply type in any title you are interested in to quickly find out whether there is a Blu ray edition available.
I use this site quite regularly, not just for DVDs but also for books and CDs, and it has always been a pleasure to use. It never takes more that a few clicks to find what you're looking for and for that reason I see no need to go anywhere else. It's a great little website and I thoroughly recommend it. (www.find-dvd.co.uk).
The companion sites 'find-cd.co.uk' and 'find-book.co.uk' perform exactly the same function for CD and book enthusiasts as 'find-dvd.co.uk' does for film buffs and are also worth checking out.
I love films on DVD! There, I've said it. Now that's nothing new to those of you who read all of my reviews on dooyoo so it's no surprise that I have written a review about this website. Although I love DVDs and buy lots of them each month, I don't have an unlimited budget. Oh how wonderful it would be to have mega-millions and be able to buy whatever I want without having to be concerned about the price, but sadly that's not the case.
About 3 years ago though I found a fantastic website comparing DVD prices across retailers sites on the internet. I won't mention its name here as that is not what this review is about, but it is worth noting that about a year ago the web site design changed, and whenever I searched for titles the links that it took me to always seemed to be incorrect. Titles that the comparison site would say would cost £4 would in fact cost £6.50 when I clicked through to the site, for example. This made the whole point of the site had gone - what's the point of using a price comparison site if the prices it quotes are wrong?
Anyway, this leads me to find-dvd.co.uk - I cannot say how pleased I am to have found this site. It does exactly as I have described above, but it gets the information right! You are able to search for both Region 1 and Region 2 titles, which is very useful for those of us with a multiregion DVD player. The great thing about this site though is that it doesn't just compare DVD prices, it also has price comparisons for CDs, books and, although I've never used it as I am not much of a phone-addict, mobile phones too.
This is definitely a site to be checking out if you like DVDs but are on a budget.
This is one of the few that has been on my bookmark toolbar hand has never been moved. I love it. Basically if you want a dvd this is the place to look. It searches all the major websites such as amazon, play and woolworths to name a few, adds and postage that is needed and orders them in price.
I have saved so much money from searching on this. I have probably spent as much as the normal person on dvds, but as result have 3 times the amout of films.
Of course there are a few problems as with anything free. For one it does not always pick up every website, with cdwow being one that does not always appear. But if you really want to know the prices everywhere you can always check yourself. It wouldnt really take much time.
Another thing that makes this a great site is that its not only dvds that it checks, but cds, games and books. I think its great and you should too.
I will start off by saying that this is an excellent DVD price comparison website. Find-dvd lists prices for many retailers (over forty), including the likes of HMV, dvd.co.uk, Amazon, Asda and so on and so forth. In the centre of the homepage you will see a list of popular titles, new releases, and DVDs being released shortly. On the left hand side of the page there is the opportunity to view a release calendar, or DVD price watch. The former proves very useful indeed. For instance, click a specific date for the releases that day, or alternatively click to see what DVD delights will be available during a particular month. The release schedule goes as far as December 2007, but you always have to remember the dates shown can change. With regards the latter, this is a service that you can register with find-dvd free of charge - to benefit from. Simply provide an email address as well as a password, and confirm your registration in the email find-dvd send you. One can then log in to the site, select numerous DVDs you wish to purchase in the future and set a target price for each title. If a DVD falls below the target price you set then an email will be sent to your inbox declaring this fact. The price watch is especially useful for boxsets I find.
Furthermore there are other options on the left hand side of the website to explore. For instance, those more technologically advanced than myself at the current time, will we pleased to be informed that the website does provide a price comparison for Blu Ray and HD DVDs. Additionally for PSP owners the prices of UMD movies can be compared. Another option to search through is the Region 1 price comparison part of the site. In my opinion this can prove especially useful for DVD titles that are unreleased on Region 2 format. Users to the site can even submit DVD reviews with the chance to win vouchers as part of a monthly competition (this month's first prize is a £200 blah voucher). A DVD deals section exists but always the same titles are shown, so the usefulness of this is not great unfortunately.
Searching DVD prices is exceptionally easy, and has really improved in recent times due to an improve site design. Type in the DVD you are looking for in the suitably DVD Title Search box at the top of the page, underneath the large site logo. A page will load with up to 12 result boxes showing a picture of what each DVD will look like, cheapest price available and a brief description of the product. You can then click on one of results, which will provide the long list of prices that DVD is being sold at. If you see a price that seems like good value for money then clicking visit shop next to price provides a direct route to the retailers store. A criticism of the search box is that if you fail to enter the DVD 100% correctly a no results found message will be displayed. Thus one way to improve the site would be to allow some margin for error, and still have results being displayed. I tend to find that when typing in foreign films or more unusual names, there is a greater chance of being told no result exists, which is a shame.
Below the search box you may notice that there are links to other find websites, such as find-cd, find-book and find-games, but the focus of this review is find-dvd.co.uk, so I will avoid in depth discussion of these other sites. Also noteworthy is there is a brief help section that has a few questions and answers, but still manages to cover everything you need to know.
If you have any desire to purchase new DVDs, and wish to do so at the cheapest price available then find-dvd.co.uk is worth serious consideration. After all, it is exceptionally easy to use, provides for the most part accurate results, and the list of retailers listed is definitely comprehensive.
Thanks for reading, hope you enjoyed