Save up to 50% off BBC Boxsets at the BBC Shop online
Save up to 50% off BBC Boxsets at the BBC Shop online

Save up to 50% off BBC Boxsets at the BBC Shop online

Some examples:
The Michael Palin Collection was £79.99 now £39.99
Blackadder complete collection was £59.99 now £34.99
Catherine Tate: Series 1 & 2 was £29.99 now £16.49
Ultimate Drama Collection was £314.93 now £199.99


Original Poster

Why has someone voted this cold? The BBC have reduced a lot of their boxsets and if you hunt through them I think there are some good prices. :-(

There's not a problem with using the cold button, but it would be nice to get feedback on the reasons why. So please leave a reply in the threads where the cold vote is ued... Thanks!

You can also earn cashback through QuidCo

Thanks for the post NorthernGirl Strangely you can buy most BBC box sets a bit cheaper elsewhere I think. That could be why the negative vote?

Original Poster

Thanks Rayman - I agree all constructive criticism appreciated - but if people vote cold without saying why it's hard to know how to improve!

And yes, on the whole the BBC Shop isn't good value - but with this sale I think there are bargains to be had, so long as people double check elsewhere first.:thumbsup:

Yup we have the same position don't worry NorthernGirl, there's a reason for the cold button but at the same time this is a board for sharing so if people use it it is best if they say why so we can find the better deal!

Original Poster

I've had another look at what the BBC Shop are offering - and compared prices. In quite a few cases they are the cheapest however they aren't when you add in their delivery charge.:oops:

But the BBC Shop have a flat delivery charge of £2.45 irrespective of how many items you order - so if you want to buy quite a few the delivery charge doesn't have such an impact and it will work out cheaper. :thumbsup: A good place to check is find-dvd.co.uk.

Some other boxsets that I've spotted:
Cutting It Series 1-4 £32.99, cheapest elsewhere The Hut £33.89
David Attenborough: The Life Collection £97.99, cheapest elsewhere The Hut £116.89
This Life series 1 & 2 £32.49, cheapest elswhere Amazon £34.99
Ultimate Ronnie Barker £64.99, cheapest elsewhere sendit.com £65.89
The Office: Complete Box Set (Series 1 - 2 plus Christmas Specials) £25.99, cheapest elsewhere HMV £26.99

So, my conclusion is: if the BBC drop their delivery charge they'd be on to a winner (or does anyone have a free delivery voucher?:) )- otherwise, with the exception of the Attenborough boxset any saving is obliterated - unless you buy several boxsets in one order.:o

Thanks for the extra info Yeah, buy more to wipe out the delivery charge and earn 7.5% cashback too...

Original Poster

Another boxset that's cheaper at the BBC shop than anywhere else right now is the preorder of Little Britain series 1 - 3.

RRP £39.99
BBC Shop Price £25.99 + delivery = £28.44

The next cheapest is Foxy at £28.45

The Michael Palin Collection was £79.99 now £39.99
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