iTunes digital download codes..check it out!

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  1. Jwhite1 macrumors member

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    Just wanted to bring an old topic I found on here to light, as I feel more people should know about.

    A few months ago there was a thread on Mac Rumors about iTunes digital download movie codes. It had a link (ultravioletcinema.com) and seemed to gain quite a bit of traction on here as more people checked it out. I checked it out for myself and thought how glad I was that someone shined a light on it, so I'd like to do the same for you. The website (there may be others similar to it) is basically a directory of online stores that sell iTunes digital download movie codes, usually for the cost of renting, if not cheaper. For example: yesterday I purchased the recent "Sing" movie for my son for under $3. Its as simple as paying, having the code instantly emailed to you and redeeming on iTunes and it's ready to stream/download on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV etc.

    I think this is an awesome alternative to those that pirate their content as I don't mind paying a couple dollars for a legit code (the same ones that come with the DVD/BluRay) and have it added to my collection on all my devices.

    Again, just wanted to bring something to the communities attention that I thought you'd enjoy. Has anybody used these? Try it out and give me your feedback.
     
  2. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Some of those deals aren't worth it. I guess it just depends on the title. Some Disney codes are selling for an average of 15'ish. The bluray is 20. So it's clearly dependent on what title you're looking for.
     
  3. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    Basically any movie that's not Disney is worth it.
     
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  5. Jwhite1 thread starter macrumors member

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    That I'm not sure of. It'd be worth testing on a $.99 movie code or something.
     
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    Just took a quick look, but only old crap is cheap. Anything recent is starts over 5 dollar.
     
  7. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    Holy crap had no idea these existed. Thanks OP! Bought a crap ton of movies and some tv series as a result. :)
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    I'm in Canada and all the codes I got today worked fine.
     
  8. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    Not always. If you check the site daily you'll find new stuff two for a couple bucks.
     
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    Ya, definitely check daily as prices fluctuate quite a bit. A lot of times the prices seem the cheapest within a week or so or release. I always check their "Top 20 Deals" Seems like Disney movies are almost always expensive (saw Lion King code for $50) but I buy them on occasion when I see a deal. I'm not a huge "movie guy" so I use it to build a cheap catalog for my son or a movie night. I believe the DMA (Disney movies anywhere) section of the sites also link to iTunes and sometimes the prices are cheaper than iTunes only codes for whatever reason.
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    Glad I could help! I found this by accident on here last year and try to recommend it to everybody. I feel it's cheaper than redbox/renting for my use case. The thread was filled with people going crazy buying codes after they discovered it on the other thread, lol. Hopefully you get good use out of it! I recommend checking ultraviolet cinema website daily and also browsing the stores one by one to find good deals.
     
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    Looking for a decent price for the first captain America
     
  13. adnbek macrumors 65816

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    So after buying dozens of things, one of my codes gave me an error due to my being in Canada.

    Fortunately the store (Digital Movies Now) was nice enough to immediately refund me the price for that code. Just to make you guys aware, but 1 error out of the 40 titles I purchased so far ain't bad... not to mention the site owner is quick to accommodate for any issues.
     

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    There was a huge thread on this a couple years ago. Got me into this huge. There's a google+ community that's absolutely awesome for it. You deal with individual people who might have bought the movie but now are selling the code. They always have newer stuff, sometimes for just a couple bucks. I've gotten a ton from there and have never had an issue. I'm looking for the old thread and I'll post on here if I find it.

    EDIT: Here's the link to that thread I was referencing:

    https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/itunes-movie-codes.1931946/

    Alot of times, newer movies are cheaper than renting...
     
  15. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    Yup. Got moanna and dr.strange for $6 each
     
  16. Jwhite1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for posting the link! This was the original thread I was referencing in my post but couldn't find it. That thread is very helpful and does a better job explaining it than I could. Haven't tried buying or trading from individual people yet but would be worth a try.
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    Awesome, good deals. It seems a little confusing or. "black market" at first but it seems legit and is easy to use once you get familiar with it. Love how the extras etc are usually included also. It seems to pick up where you leave off in the movie between devices in my experience.
     
  17. hinesmj macrumors regular

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    It really is worth it. You run the risk of being scammed, but I've bought probably 30 movies and never had a problem.
     
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    Good to know. All of my codes have worked perfectly so far. The last movie I bought had a message on the site that the owner was out of town and wouldn't ship til mid week and I got it within 30 minutes or so. Seems like a good community.
     
  19. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    I tried this service and purchased a couple of movies. One of them was already redeemed but contacted them and they sent a new code. Prices fluctuate, so deals can be had if you keep looking. However Disney titles seem to have a vary high resale value. Probably better off buying the physical media with the digital copy and selling the physical copy to offset the cost. But still a good alternative to those that don't want to purchase from iTunes or physical media.
     
  20. starkmj macrumors member

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    Yup..just happened to me. Arrival was only 2.95 at happywatching.com, but alas, when I tried to redeem the code, it said it's already been redeemed.

    I picked a cheap one just to try out the service.

    Glad I did. Won't be doing it again.
     
  21. IndianBird macrumors 6502a

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    Don't give up that easy man. I'm sure they'll refund you or send a new code.
     
  22. Jwhite1 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's a shame. I've probably bought 15 codes and all worked fine. I think if you contact them they'll refund you. I personally haven't used that store but have used quite a few others and no problems. I'm sorry you had a bad experience right off the bat but urge you to give it another shot (maybe with a different sore).
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    I agree. I usually keep the homepage bookmarked on my iPad and check it daily to see if anything changes.
     
  23. mac.cali macrumors 65816

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    Contact them and see what they say. When my code was bad, I contacted them and they responded within a few hours with a new code. Not all experiences are the same, but mine was semi-sweet. I'll definitely try again, but probably one title at a time.
     
  24. starkmj macrumors member

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    Well I sent them an email requesting a new code 7 hours ago.

    Waiting to see if they come through.

    I'll let you know. If they don't, stay away from happy watching.
     
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