Ebay: Bootleg Dvds?
I'm questioning about buying a item on ebay as I know bootleg dvds are common in the market however most bootlegs go very very cheap. Recently I have been trying to obtain the collectors edition 2 dvds of Munich and I have been searching a few places, some want 50-80 dollars for it although I think the asking price is much too high. Searching ebay I found a auction listed by a user in hong kong who is listed as a powerseller with a 99.8 percent feedback rating. 5051 positive feedbacks and 13 negative. There is only 2 mentions of the possibilitys of being counterfit, one mentions that it is bootleg however he left his feedback in poor english, the other says the dvd he received was in Chinese. The seller claims the copys he sells on the auction are 100 percent legitimate copys and are not cheap bootlegs, also the selling price he asks is 30 dollars plus 5 dollars shipping which is what the DVD would normally retail for.
Anyways I'm not sure if I can list the auction but does this sound authentic or that it could be a bootleg? I'm normally very cautious when ordering dvd's from Hong Kong as I have been ripped before on a bootleg, however signs of the bootleg were of a Japanese Anime I ordered, the cover was lower quality than the original and the back was printed in English and Chinese. Also the subtitles were in English and Chinese rather than English and Japanese with poor english translations and a lower quality picture due to compression and fitting more of the series on a smaller number of dvd's.
I'm wondering if most bootleggers in hong kong would even try to attempt doing a collectors edition of a dvd as it would generally cost more to do 2 dvd's as well as create the casing compared to a barebones release. Also the price probably wouldn't justify any profit, i'm still a bit concerned on some of the feedback though.
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