Selling New Release DVD's from New Zealand

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auhyzal
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19 Feb 07 06:41:04 am
Hi

I have a question about selling DVDs before they are actually realeased in your country.

Im in New Zealand and i would like to sell Happy Feet on DVD to new zealanders, does anyone know of any problems i might come across, like any restrictions, do i have to wait untill they are actully realeased in stores before i can start selling them.

I dont want to start selling them and then end up on the News or in News Papers across my country :lol:

Any advice would be helpfull.
thanks

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19 Feb 07 10:25:29 am
Well I know for sure the motion picture association of america is very strict on the sales of new releases. If they found out someone was selling thier movies before the release date then Im sure they would make sure that person couldnt aquire thier films again. Plus find some legal way to prosecute said individual.


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drena
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19 Feb 07 11:07:48 pm
hi auhyzal


Im from nz aswell just wondering
do the dvd's you have have the nz/aussie veiwing classification sticker on them.



thanks drena

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auhyzal
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20 Feb 07 01:21:15 am
thanks jimmy, i have just found out that i have to be a registerd company, which i am giong through right now, also i have to obtain a license to sell the dvds from the copywright laws or somthing like that, i can how ever purchase the dvds with out a license for my own use only. About selling before the release date im not sure, still doing some more digging.

thanks
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auhyzal
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20 Feb 07 01:27:56 am
Hi Drena

I haven't bought any Dvd's yet, still trying to figure things out, with out getting my self in trouble, but i was going to pre order the Happy Feet Dvds from DVD Museum LTD,
they are in Bangladesh but also have dealers in Australia Link hidden: Login to view

as for the classification stickers ill most definately have to find out thats one question i didnt ask.

If you have any advice please let me know.

thanks
Ngarangi

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20 Feb 07 05:22:20 am
When you purchase new release movies by the case you will see a
RED or Yellow sticker on the case that will Say Do not sell untill {and the date will be listed}


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auhyzal
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21 Feb 07 05:34:25 am
I emailed one the DVD wholesalers and he said it would be very slow and troublesome for me to get a license due to the fact that they all come from the usa.

He did say to me that they can dropship the dvds to the customers and they handle the rest, with out me having to get a license.

Does anyone know much about this dropshipping, i mean if i go that way, im still selling DVD'S so wouldn't i still need a license to list them?

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22 Feb 07 10:39:58 am
Auhyzal,

Just a word of warning from someone who has dealt with
'Sellers' found on Alibaba.

There are hundreds of scammers listing products on Alibaba. I was very nearly ripped off through them, and I have never been back.

I wouldn't purchase anything from anyone on Alibaba unless it was through Paypal, and I was offered some sort of guarantee.

You also have to ask yourself, if these companies are so successful, as most claim to be, why don't they have their own website? Surely it would be worth their while to get an established website and use trusted internet payment options like Paypal.

Just a thought.

Cheers,
Tom

Yeah, I'm a kiwi ;)

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22 Feb 07 11:39:36 am
The other question you would have to ask yourself if you knew anything about ordering from places like china is why they dont accept paypal.

Well first thing is paypal fees are a joke if your selling in volume. If your wholesaling product in bulk to a buyer paypal literally kills any profit margins you could have with thier fees. The higher the transfer the higher thier surcharge.

The other thing is in china they have no established credit card system in place. Only 3% of the businesses in china accept credit cards. Why? you might ask. Well the reason why is only 4% of the citizens in china even have a credit card. Everything is bought and sold in currency alone. And rich people just use bank transfers to transfer large sums of cash. This is also the same in other developing countries as well. In the USA ,UK,AU, and western europe,credit cards are in literally every wallet and purse.

So if you want to do business with a chineese or similar countries companies, you better be either :
1. willing to take a risk on a company.
2. speak chineese fluently and check them out yourself.
3. be connected with someone experienced with a certain supplier of the products you want.

There are many great companies in china the US does very well with and gets great deals from. But you have to realize that those businesses are connected to people here that have alot of money and are connected to large chains.

For a small business to take a risk its much harder to get setup with a company such as this. But if you do your a lucky person because doing business with a chineese company that manufacturers items for you can make your profits soar.


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23 Feb 07 03:55:28 am
It is illegal to sell DVDs without a NZ classification sticker in New Zealand.


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auhyzal
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25 Feb 07 01:32:28 am
Hi All

Thnxs for the advice, i have found out that i do not need a license to sell the dvds, as long as they have the certification sticker on it.

I have been in contact with the person that i wish to make a purchase through and seems to be very trustworthy, she is from china and allows me to pay through paypal, i am concidering placing my first order in a few days, to see how things go, i will make a small purchase to test, and then slowly buy more as i become more trusting.

She doesnt have a website as of yet, but informs me that she will have one up very soon.

Well i will let u all know how things turnout. All of this is new to me, so all i can gain from this is Trial and Error, hope all goes well with no errors, only profits.

Also is there anything wrong with selling Region Free DVDs

thanks

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3 Mar 07 05:15:24 am
hi

to sell on our local auctions ie: trade me you need to have viewing classification stick either a nz one or aussie one so i found out.

i have found this hope it helps-

Note from restricted items at TradeMe: You may only list classifiable movies and games for sale on TradeMe if they carry the correct New Zealand classification sticker. When listing these items for sale, you must include the New Zealand classification rating and all information on the classification label.

To get them certified you need to Contact the Labelling Body at:
Level 2, 14 - 16 College Hill, Ponsonby, Auckland
PO Box 2627, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph. +64 09 361 3882
Fax. +64 09 360 3448

They will supply you with a submission form for the DVD's you wish to have certified, you can also download the submission form and the extra trailers form here. You must list exactly what they ask and as long as it is the exact same movie with trailers, galleries etc as a NZ certified movie with the same rating you are sweet.

Say you import 25 DVD's or games of the same title, the cost is $17+GST to have that title cross referenced and certified. It is then 7c for every extra classification sticker for each DVD of the same title that you wish to certify. If it has extras that are not certified, then it is $27+GST. You must also supply them an import invoice detailing the amount of DVD's that you have actually purchased to be rated to make sure you are not using them for anything else.

If the movie has not been rated here you run into big bikkies to have it done, around a thousand bucks, so probably best to make sure it is certified here!


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3 Mar 07 06:05:54 am
Just a note. For one thing China has no authorization to manufacture legitimate release dvd's for any other region other than china and if they are legitimate they have to have china's region code stamped on it.

Region 0 releases are legal only if they are B rated movies. Meaning thier copyright has expired. And they are all old classic movies that are poorly constructed and half the time they come loose inside the case before it ever reaches your hands.

If they are trying to sell you a movie like spiderman, boogey nights, demolition man, stir of echos, rambo III and more hot titles. And those are stamped region 0, then they are bootlegs.

My opinion is that this seller is a bootleg manufacturer.

If you want more info on this just ask mountainviewmovies they will tell you the same. As they deal in region 0 movies and know what movies are legitimate and what are fake.


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15 Mar 07 09:59:41 am
HI all

Just a quick update, i decided not too purchase from this seller, as i had a bad feeling that they were copies, i know everything i need to know about selling dvds in New Zealand, but still need to find a good source....whew... lot of work just sourcing the right company..

the most affordable dvd seller i have found is
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20th Century Fox official retail store, warner brothers, but cant get access too them, need to be a company i think.

MountainViewmovies was good as well but they dont ship to New Zealand...

Really im looking for zone 4 dvd wholesalers, but only found two, Far too expensive might as well purchase from VideoEazy down the road, cheeeze!!!!

Ohh well thats my update, ill keep looking thats it from me for now, thanx for your guy input.

Cheers

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21 Mar 07 05:26:21 am
Have you looked into getting a US post box/mailing address and having your DVDs shipped there? This is one way of getting around US suppliers who wont ship to NZ. You can then get everything shipped from the mailing centre to NZ.

You'd have to look into the costs thoroughly though and make sure it was still profitable.

Just some who provide this service are:
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