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dweo wrote in torchwood5

Hoi guys,

I thought it would be a nice thing to have a post where we share our secrets for maintaining our addictions to Who and Torchwood.

What are your favourite places to get the books, DVDs, action figures. Which stores sell Doctor Who magazine?

My favourite online places are:

Play: cheap CDs, DVDs, books. Shipping included and pricing in euros, so not depending on exchange rates. They don’t ship toys, figurines and electronics to the Netherlands and Belgium.

They are usually reliable, but take along time to deliver their CDs/books because they tend not to use the TNT or any of the other bigger delivery companies.

Amazon.Co.uk/ amazon.com: Shipping is not included and can give you an heart attack when you realize how much it is to ship a Tardis USB hub from the States to the Netherlands. (better to use friends overseas). Also customs may throw a spanner in the works if ordering from the States. When ordering anything electronic remember they use different sockets. (Also a lesson learned the hard way). Delivery is generally fast and they do use the larger delivery companies

Amazon.de: the German Amazon books are shipped free to the Netherlands. Prices comparable to the other Amazon sites.

Bigfinish: the Big Finish website, more expansive than Play etc. but their sales are very good. Just one warning don’t buy the downloads. Depending on the exchange rate the CDs are only €0,5-€1 more and then you have both the CD and a download. (the CDs were at one point even cheaper than the downloads.)

Sendit and Dvd.co.uk also ship to the Netherlands, I have never used them because others have been cheaper but they might be a good alternative if something is sold out.

For shops in the Netherlands,

The American Book center
( Amsterdam and Den Haag) sells Doctor Who and Torchwood books. Plus the Doctor Who magazine. You have to be quick because it will sell out almost immediately and I rarely see them longer than a few days in the stores. The same goes for Waterstone’s in Amsterdam.

The Read Shop may have a location near you. They sometimes have Doctor Who magazine, but they don’t seem to have a steady supply.

So what are the places you get your Doctor who/Torchwood fix.

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I've bought all my Torchwood books on bookdepository.co.uk Shipping to Holland is free and prices are in Euros, plus they are very cheap. Delivery times are very good as well - most items arrive within 5 days - and they often get their stock before the official release date, meaning getting the items even before they can be bought in actual shops. Funny thing is that I actually work at a huge bookshop, so I could order the TW books and I'd even get a discount, but even with said discount I would pay a hell of a lot more than I do on Book Depository.

I haven't found any place over here yet that sells the TW mag, which is a real shame. I have seen the Doctor Who mag at the American Book Centres in The Hague and Amsterdam, but that's about it. I even found that it's hard to get in the UK itself. Not in Cardiff, mind, but Edinburgh, for example, is sadly lacking in the TW department.

Edited at 2009-07-23 09:22 pm (UTC)

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