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Community Level 3suthy25

suthy25

Best Video Hunt

AdvantagesGood Selection, Good Services, Good Customer Support

DisadvantagesHigh Prices On New Releases

"I first came across this site way back in the dark dark ages of the 20th Century somewhere in the region of 1998/99. I was desperately trying to find a video that had become obsolete in the UK and I was often seen in pawn shops or video shops looking through their old video selections trying to find it. For those interested the film is called “Streets of Fire” and I will do a review on this as soon as I get some time. I was getting ..." Read review
05.04.2003

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Community Level 6RobinLawrie

RobinLawrie

Latest DVD....Sorted

AdvantagesBrilliant search engine on the latest DVD's

Disadvantagesnone

"Blackstar (www.blackstar.co.uk) are the undisputed champions of online video sales – and it’s not hard to see why. Everything about the site is user friendly: navigation is simplicity itself, prices are competitive and the ordering simple and safe. Whereas Amazon sells DVD’s as a second string to their bow, Blackstar are the video specialists in DVD and VHS format. The home page explains everything in detail from searching, to ..." Read review
15.05.2001

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Community Level 2Dragon17

Dragon17

Blackstar gets 5 Goldstars.

AdvantagesGreat discounts. Excellent service. Delivery times always met. Quick and friendly customer service.

DisadvantagesCan't think of any.

"I am an avid fan of Star Trek Next Generation. I only really got into it about 2 years ago when a friend lent me some videos. Once I'd watched a few I was hooked and was delighted to hear that Paramount were re-releasing all the Next Generation episodes on Video. There are 8 videos per season and there were seven seasons. I have bought every single one and I have just completed season 4. Why, I hear you ask am I telling you this?? Well I'd say 90% ..." Read review
10.10.2001

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A REAL ONLINE STAR Diamond review

AdvantagesGood service

DisadvantagesPrices can be beaten

"...last few months I’ve used Blackstar.co.uk quite a lot and I thought it was about time to do a review on the site… Blackstar are a UK based company specialising in DVD’s, VHS tapes, computer and console games as well as some accessories. It delivers worldwide but only with UK addresses is delivery free. The Layout -------------- I tend to like uncluttered websites where the web designer’s hasn’t gone mad with technology to a point where clarity ..." Read review
30.09.2003

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Community Level 3beckslayer

beckslayer

Blackstar, more like black sheep.

AdvantagesThe site itself is great, it offer agood choice of titles

Disadvantagesdishonesty, hidden costs, lack of communication

"There is one thing that really upsets me, when they let a good thing crumble and waste. I had been using Blackstar for an age (well in internet shopping years it is), it must be well over 2 years now. I was a loyal and regular shopper, I found it great for Christmas and gift shopping. I have spend many a hard earned penny on there site on both goodies for me and gifts for others. My addiction with the site started when i became a crazed Buffy ..." Read review
02.10.2001

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Community Level 2steve.toplis

steve.toplis

Not so cheap

AdvantagesExtensive list of available movies.

DisadvantagesMajor movies are more expensive than big High Street stores.

"Online shopping is supposed to be a cheaper alternative to high street shopping. While this may be true in certain areas, mainly the book market, some online stores can actually be more expensive. Last year I pre-ordered Star Wars 'Phantom Menace' from www.blackstar.co.uk and it arrived the day of release. I had no qualms about using their service again. I recently decided to purchase a DVD player and thought about using Blackstar's service to ..." Read review
05.03.2001

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Community Level 1spliggle

spliggle

Blackstar is easy to use

AdvantagesQuick,easy to use,cheap

DisadvantagesGames section weak

"I first found this website about a year ago and since then I've probably bought about 75% of my video releases from there. Since then,the pricing has changed slightly to include the price of postage and packaging which initially makes the videos seem cheaper than they are, which I think is my only complaint. To go onto the sight,find the video youre looking for and see the price,then realise you have to pay and extra £3 is annoying. However,on ..." Read review
10.07.2001

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Community Level 2cerb

cerb

A solid company

AdvantagesIf you purchase something you'll get it

Disadvantagesnot really cheap

"What's about? ------------- I'm sure you know about blackstar, but anyway I'll try to give a general description. Blackstar.co.uk is an online store. They sell Dvd's and Vhs. It was originally done to sell VHS online, but times are changing and DVD is getting the big part of the video pie. Blackstar is one of famoust online stores. I'm buying at blackstar from 1998. So I'm sure I can argue why I'm still buying there. DVD's ----- You ..." Read review
26.01.2002

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Community Level 1the_guvnor00

the_guvnor00

Blackstar The Best

AdvantagesQuick, cheap and excellent service

DisadvantagesTHe Search is for both DVD's and Video...if you want to search just DVD's very tricky

"Being a busy hightflying executive I don't have time to wander round all the stores in town looking at prices. So after a hard day's grafting in the city I come home and surf...and go on the internet....I found Blackstar to be the best in the world. The reasons that I think this is simple.... 1. Is because they are overall the cheapest on the internet....you may find sites selling for cheaper..but by the time you have added tax and P&P to them ..." Read review
03.01.2001

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The best site for purchasing VIDEOS online

AdvantagesFast and efficient

DisadvantagesPostage costs (but they aren't too bad!)

"I have been using Blackstar for nearly a year now and it is absolutely fantastic. Why, well let's take a look shall we……. The homepage explodes onto your screen with colour galore, showing DVD promotional pictures left, right and centre.On the left of the homepage is a list of their current special offers and this contains both old and new films for you to chose a a bargain price. In the centre is another list of films (not quite so cheap) and ..." Read review
11.10.2001

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Community Level 5sparkydog

sparkydog

Was great, but new pricing policy dishonest

AdvantagesGood selection, good customer support

DisadvantagesHigher, less clear prices than before

"I have been a loyal customer of blackstar for almost a year and I have to say I have been very happy with it. I've ordered several items from them and they've all arrived promptly and usually in good condition (once a videotape arrived with a slight break in the case but the videotape itself was OK). The choice is great- they have every video on UK realease and I've never had a problem finding any tape I've wanted. Any e-mails I've sent with questions ..." Read review
05.07.2001

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Starry Site

Advantagesgood selection, quick delivery

Disadvantagesnone

"This is a great site for buying DVD's and videos. I first heard of them when looking on the dooyoo rewards page. On the homepage, you are greeted by a very colourful homepage, of flashing banners and titles like we recommend which are films recommended by the website, mostly new releases. They also have offers on usually, at the moment some DVD's are only £3.99 and videos £6.99, quite a bargain obviously not brand new titles. There is heading out ..." Read review
03.05.2002

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Community Level 2burnie

burnie

not the cheapest but one of the best

Advantagesvery good selection

Disadvantagesnot the cheapest prices around

"Living out in the country, about an hours drive away from the nearest major city(which is Edinburgh,incase anyone is interested) I find it very hard to find the time to travel in and out of Edinburgh to spend time shopping. As i have started to build up a DVD collection, and replace all the videos i have with DVD's, i was finding this very expensive. What with the time travelling, paying for parking and then treating my daughter to a big M's(as ..." Read review
05.05.2001

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Community Level 2Lorii

Lorii

The price you see isn't the price you pay

AdvantagesGood selection, Fast delivery

Disadvantagesnew delivery charges

"As a dedicated DVD fan that buys more than my fair share of new releases and old gems I used to send all my friends to Blackstar – mainly for the reason they first used as an advertising campaign… that the price you saw was the price you paid. Not anymore it seems. Blackstar have started applying delivery charges to any purchases made through their website. Now fair enough you think – most sites apply a delivery charge and it’s ..." Read review
08.06.2001

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Community Level 6Excelle

Excelle

Best place for videos on the Net

AdvantagesQuick and comprehensive

DisadvantagesNone

"...are vastly overpriced. That's where blackstar.co.uk come in. Blackstar are a UK based company who sell videos and DVDs at discount prices. The site is easy to use, and it's not long before you're finding bargains galore. There's plenty to go for, and holiday times mean even more special offers. Customer services are excellent, the staff are helpful and there's a great order tracking service - not that you'll need it because by the time you actually ..." Read review
09.12.2000

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