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Last Updated: 6/12/06

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Below is a list of some of the cheapest online shops in the UK and outside the UK.I have bought from every shop listed on this website more than once, so I know all the shops listed have a good and reliable service.

 

Compare prices:Before you buy anything make sure that you compare the prices with other shops listed, as you will probably find that DVD, book, videogame or CD cheaper elsewhere.Donít forget to check how much postage and packaging is on the website you buy from.Where postage and packing is free I have underlined it.

 

 

 

 

Pick a catergory:

v      Books

v      Clothes

v      DVDs

v      Electronic Items

v      Everything Else

v      Food & Drink

v      Music CDs

v      VHS Videos

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v      Computers & Video Games:

v      Video Games

v      Video Game Consoles

v      PC Software

v      PC Upgrades and Hardware

v      Import Nintendo DS and Sony PSP Games

v      Retro Game Consoles, Computers and Games

 

 

 

 

Books

Play[www.play.com]

Cheap books plus free postage and packing can be found at Play.com.

 

 

eBay [www.ebay.co.uk]

There are a lot of book bargains to be found at the eBay auction site.Check my guide for bidding at the eBay auction website: eBay bidding guide

 

 

Amazon UK [www.amazon.co.uk]

Amazon is a great place to buy books either from Amazon or Amazon Sellers and to find reviews of books.They also have a lot of second hand books at cheap prices listed from Amazon Sellers.

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Clothes

Argos Additions [www.additionsdirect.co.uk]

Argos Additions sells sport clothes, casual wear, trainers, shoes and much more clothing.

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DVDs

Please note:

Whenever you buy DVDs make sure you get the right Region DVD for where you live.If you donít get the right Region (R) then the DVD will not play on your DVD player unless you have a multi-region DVD player.Below is the info on what Region you should get depending on where you live:

 

UK and Europe: Region 2 (R2)

 

USA: Region 1 (R1)

 

All the websites below sell Region 2 except for cd-wow.com, eBay and PlayUSA which sell an assortment of DVDs from different regions.

 

HMV [www.hmv.co.uk]

HMV has lots of cheap DVDs.Postage and packaging is free at HMV.

 

Play [www.play.com]

Play is really cheap for DVDs.Play has a massive bargain basement for DVDs and their latest DVDs are cheap too.They sell Region 2 DVDs only, but Play Sellers can sell Region 1 or Region 2 DVDs.Postage and packaging is free at Play.Region 2 DVDs work with UK and Europe DVD players.For Region 1 DVDs that work with USA DVD or multi-region players (make sure the disc is compatible with your multi-region DVD player as some have RCE encryption) go to www.playusa.com

 

 

eBay [www.ebay.co.uk]

There are lots of bargains to be found for DVDs at eBay.Check my guide for bidding at the eBay auction website: eBay bidding guide

 

 

DVD.co.uk [www.DVD.co.uk]

DVD.co.uk normally has some cheaper DVDs than Play plus free postage and packaging.

 

 

CD Wow [www.cd-wow.com]

CD Wow has a small to medium collection of the latest Region 2 DVDs at good prices, with some great bargains to be found.Postage and packaging is free at CD Wow.Delivery dates vary for which country you are live in because CD Wow are based in Hong Kong.

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Electronic Items

Please note:

When buying from eBay make sure whatever you are buying is compatible with UK machines and plugs.For example: if you buy a DVD recorder make sure it is a UK DVD recorder for example.

 

eBay [www.ebay.co.uk]

eBay sells everything from A to Z at its eBay auction site, and there are bargains to be found.Check my guide for bidding at the eBay auction website: eBay bidding guide

 

 

Amazon UK [www.amazon.co.uk] or Amazon USA [www.amazon.com]

Amazon sell a lot of electronic items too from Amazon themselves or Amazon Sellers - like TVs, video recorders, DVD player/recorder, digital cameras, MP3 players and much more.Also sells second hand goods through Amazon Sellers.

 

 

Argos [www.argos.co.uk]

Argos sell lots of electronic items like TVs, video recorders, DVD player/recorder, digital cameras, MP3 players and much more at their website.

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Everything Else

Please note:

When buying from eBay make sure whatever you are buying is compatible with UK machines.For example: if you buy a videogame make sure it is compatible with your UK games console.

 

Argos [www.argos.co.uk]

Argos sell Digital cameras, MP3 players and much more at their website.

 

 

eBay [www.ebay.co.uk]

eBay sells everything from A to Z at its eBay auction site, and there are lots of bargains to be found.Check my guide for bidding at the eBay auction website: eBay bidding guide

 

 

Price Runner [www.pricerunner.com]

Price Runner is a useful website that searches a bunch of shops for the item you are looking for and gives you how much the item is from each store.Good for finding the cheapest prices.

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Food & Drink

Tesco [www.tesco.com]

Have your food and drink shopping delivered to your door.

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Import Nintendo DS and Sony PSP Games

CD Wow [www.cd-wow.com]

As the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP are region free when it comes to games you can buy import DS and PSP games from CD Wow.Postage and packaging is free at CD Wow.Delivery dates vary for which country you are live in because CD Wow are based in Hong Kong.

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Music CDs

HMV [www.hmv.co.uk]

HMV has lots of cheap music CDs.Postage and packaging is free at HMV.

 

 

eBay [www.ebay.co.uk]

Music CDs are normally quite cheap on eBay for albums and singles.Check my guide for bidding at the eBay auction website: eBay bidding guide

 

 

Amazon UK [www.amazon.co.uk] or Amazon USA [www.amazon.com]

Amazon Sellers have a lot of cheap new and second hand music CDs.Amazon themselves have a massive back catalogue of music CDs as well released from yester-year up to the very latest music CDs.

 

 

Play [www.play.com]

Play is another good place to look for cheap CDs.Play has free postage and packing.

 

 

CD Wow [www.cd-wow.com]

CD wow sells its albums for £8.99 including free postage and packing.It sells the latest albums.Delivery dates vary for which country you are live in because CD Wow are based in Hong Kong.

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PC Software

Amazon UK [www.amazon.co.uk] or Amazon USA [www.amazon.com]

Amazon is good for PC software.

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PC Upgrades and Hardware

Dabs [www.dabs.com]

Dabs sell a lot of PC hardware at good prices.

 

eBuyer[www.ebuyer.com/customer/home/]

eBuyer is a fantastic site for cheap computer hardware.They also let you pay by PayPal (see www.paypal.com for setting up your own account) if you want.

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Retro Game Consoles, Computers and Games

Please note:

When buying video game consoles make sure you buy the UK PAL video consoles so the consoles are compatible with UK mains plugs, TVs and UK video games.Obviously when you buy a game you

need to make sure it is a UK PAL game.

 

eBay [www.ebay.co.uk]

You can bid on retro game consoles, computers (and games) like the Amiga, N64, SNES, Neo Geo Pocket and much more.Check my guide for bidding at the eBay auction website: eBay bidding guide

 

 

Amibench [www.amibench.org]

You can buy second hand Amiga computers, hardware, games and software.

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VHS Videos

Please note:

When buying VHS Videos make sure you buy UK PAL videos.PAL VHS videos is what UK and Europe video recorders use.HMV below sells UK PAL videos only where as eBay and Amazon Sellers donít just only stock PAL videos.

 

 

eBay [www.ebay.co.uk]

There are lots of bargains to be found for VHS videos at the eBay auction site as DVDs are taking over.Check my guide for bidding at the eBay auction website: eBay bidding guide

 

 

HMV [www.hmv.co.uk]

HMV normally has lots of bargains for VHS videos.

 

 

Amazon UK [www.amazon.co.uk]

Amazon has a bargain section for VHS videos as well.They also have an assortment of new or second hand videos at cheap prices listed through Amazon Sellers.

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Video Game Consoles

Play [www.play.com]

Play is a good website to order from.They also have lots of good bargains.Play has free postage and packing

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Video Games

Please note:

When buying games for UK video game consoles make sure you buy UK PAL games.PAL video games is what UK and Europe video game consoles use.All the websites listed below sell UK PAL games only (except for eBay).

 

eBay [www.ebay.co.uk]

The eBay auction site is a good place to buy games for any computer or video game console.Check my guide for bidding at the eBay auction website: eBay bidding guide

 

 

Play [www.play.com]

Play sell PC and console games at cheaper prices compared to other online stores.They also have lots of good bargains.Play has free postage and packing.

 

 

CD Wow [www.cd-wow.com]

CD Wow sells a small amount of the latest games at good prices.They sell games for Xbox, PlayStation 2, Gamecube and Gameboy Advance.Postage and packaging is free at CD Wow.They also sell the latest imported region-free games for Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.Delivery dates vary for which country you are live in because CD Wow are based in Hong Kong.

 

 

Amazon UK [www.amazon.co.uk]

Amazon sells some good budget games for PCs if you look.They also have Amazon sellers who sell new and second hand games

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