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Old April 6th, 2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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Sony Premium Pricing?

Hi there...

I've been online all day and my brain is about to fry and I'm a little confused by Amazons pricing.

Why is the 10 pack three times the price of the 5 pack? The answer could be "just because it is, it's a bargain, grab it!" but just in case it's "yaargh! stay away from the 5 packs as they are contaminated with a flesh eating virus which will leave you with drop outs" I just thought I'd ask all you world weary tape buffs. Thanks in advance for your responses! :)

10 pack:
Sony 10 Pack 60 min DVM Premium: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo


5 pack:
Sony 60min Premium MiniDV Tape - 5 Pack: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics & Photo
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Old April 6th, 2009, 11:10 AM   #2
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You'll notice that they are merely a reselling agent and that each of the items you've linked to ships DIRECTLY from a different supplier. That would be why the discrepancy. So buy twice as many 5 packs and go forward and make good video. Or support your local shop.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 11:31 AM   #3
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Yes I noticed that they are from different suppliers but I don't understand why all the suppliers of 10 packs are around the 10 mark and all the suppliers of the 5 pack are around the 3 mark.

Even if you compare prices for the same supplier:
HelpdeskIT @ Amazon.co.uk: sony premium

And although I'm all about supporting my local independent when it comes to books I'm more concerned with price right now in regards to my tape stock. :)
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Old April 6th, 2009, 04:04 PM   #4
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I think its because many of the 10 10 packs come with free delivery (not all but some) while I don't think any of the 5 packs have free delivery.
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Old April 6th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #5
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Just noticed from your link that the 10 pack delivery cost is 4 so 14 per 10 while the 5 pack is 4.25 so just over 7 per pack. So in the end buying two 5 packs will cost the same as one 10 pack, remember they charge per item on non direct amazon sellers
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Old April 6th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #6
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Hi Jonathan,

I figured exactly this out when I almost ordered today online! haha! I was shocked that they charge PER item even though you order from the same seller. So yeah... no flesh eating virus, but a sneaky way to make the tapes seem super cheap. Probably very bad for those people who have one click ordering. I always imagine its more than one click though... I digress...
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