You can try a petition, but if only 1,000 copies were sold to Amazon UK then that's likely all they'll ever get. This is a limited edition set in all countries it's available and it's already sold out in most of them, so if Fox only made so many in those countries I don't see much happening in the UK. Sorry to be negative, but it's only in rare circumstances that more are produced for collector's set.
I'd suggest either get the French set, and fast, or wait for the chance that someone cancels their order without knowing it's OOP, then you can grab it if you're lucky.
Yup, I just ordered one from Amazon.fr too... EUR49.99 (EUR41.80 actually as I don't get charged VAT since I live outside the EU) bit EUR15 for postage to NZ... Works out at NZD93.00 so better be bloody worth it!! Hoping to God that this version is the same as the UK one... Would've thought that all the extra content would be identical regardless of country, the writing on the movie case itself may be in French I suppose but who knows... hopefully not!!
I've just ordered this from amazon.fr but now i'm also doubting if it will be the exact same box set. I do however lean towards them not making this exclusive set, only to then make different sets for different regions, if that makes sense? Is there anyway i could ask amazon themselves?
Everything in the French set will probably be the same, apart from the separate Blu-ray case and disc art, which will obviously be in French. Because so few are being produced of this set it'll naturally just be more commercially viable to produce the same set all-round, with only minor differences.
The book I believe is just an art/photo book with no text and all the Titanic replicas will also probably be in English, because of course the originals were in English.
The disc content will probably be set to French as default, unless you're given the language option before the main menu appears, but I'm sure an English language option will be available, because most discs are mass-produced for a single continent, rather than just one country.
I don't mean to gloat but I ordered my copy on Amazon UK the day it was released and that's all thanks to Face Book. Had i not checked FB that day i never would have known about this wonderful limited edition box set! I'll never hate on Face Book again!
I check on Amazon most days as they sometimes have bargains,i just happened to notice the pre ordering of the Titanic so got my order in on time.The thing is how many is a limited edition,the Harry Potter box was a limited edition yet there was 25000 produced,i would hardly call that limited whereas a 1000 is more what i would call limited,the thing is i ordered mine because i want it,but im sure some would of ordered it just to sell and make a profit on ebay..
Yeah after the release it will go up on ebay double the price. I'm a collector of Titanic memorabilia and paid over the odds for many times on ebay, unfortunately if i want something rare and limited edition i have to have it regardless of cost. I'm so happy i bagged this one before the sell out. It says only 1000 were produced, i wonder if that's overall or per country?
I read on another blu ray forum where the news broke and users were buying 3 copies each, bragging about it, then going back on and buying 3 more trying to out-do eachother... Obviously without restrictions, people can do this if they wish but Amazon should've limited purchasing to one or two maximum per account to make it fairer on everyone... Maybe we could petition that they retrospectively enforce this due to the severely limited number of issues vs demand...
Agree with Doran. I only found out about this yesterday and sick to hear people buying these up just to flog off on Ebay. I was ever left with the option to purchase on Ebay or buy from Amazon.fr. I went with the latter but I think Amazon needs to definately look at their policy with any such real limited edition such as this, steelbooks etc.
Ive just done a close up of the amazon.fr set. Outer hard case and book cover are in french so may have to cancel and wait for ebay. Thought i would let others know in case they were going down this route.
No, Amazon should NOT sell more. This is a collector's item. if you were a real collector, then you would have watched this page/set and pre-ordered it immediately. Bad luck. You didn't get one this time, maybe you're lucky the next time a collector's edition shows up.
How can you watch a page if it does not even exist? Surely there was no page about this before the preorder page. The numbers should have been limited to one per customer to help collectors and lovers of the film order it who dont have the time and resources to scan Amazon every single hour of the day, unlike the greedy ebay sellers that will just flog these for a profit the day it comes out.