iTunes movie codes???

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  1. ECJ macrumors 6502

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    Anyone else here into buying, selling or trading their Tunes movies codes from their Blurays? I did a search and didn't see any mention of it.

    For example, on another forum I bought all four Transformer movies in HD for $4. Or the Back to the Future trilogy for $10.
     
  2. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    An interesting concept, I didn't know people were doing this. Where did you get the codes for the other movies, subtle hint would do? :D
     
  3. Doz007 macrumors newbie

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    Interesting.

    Do the direct download codes include iTunes Extras?
     
  4. ECJ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It depends on the movie, but most do include the extras. They are also in HD, unless you get a code that is from a DVD. In that case it's in SD.
     
  5. ECJ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just found out about this a month ago, and have been going nuts. lol. It makes increasing your collection much easier. Google + communities have a few places that are very active. This is the best and largest one. Blu-ray Forum also has a section for codes and physical media. Some of the top code stores are located here.


    FYI Here is the breakdown of the terms.

    DMA = Disney Movies Anywhere (the movies connect to iTunes, UV, VUDU, Amazon, Google and Microsoft movies sites)
    DMR = Disney Movie Rewards ( You get points for redeeming disney movies to be user for other movies or items)
    DC+ = Digital Copy Plus (Just the Disney movie, not the points)
    XML = A workaround need for this code, SD only except for Disney movies
    UV = Ultra Violet codes, won't work with iTunes
    HO = Send user a Hang Out Chat
     
  6. Doz007 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I take it from your reply mentioning DMA etc that this is a US only thing. I'll keep an eye out for something similar hitting the Uk.
     
  7. ECJ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh, no. It's US, Canada and the UK. For UK and Canada they normally have it denoted, since you can't use them in the US. Also those codes are normally cheaper.
     
  8. Buckeye85 macrumors member

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    I have never even thought about this. Thanks for posting...looks like I am going to be movie shopping today :)
     
  9. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Thanks muchly, for that. It's certainly an interesting possibility.
     
  10. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for sharing these resources, if they check out. But how do you usually receive your redemption codes?

    I just ordered from two separate stores that I found through ultravioletcinemas and my paypal was charged, I received emails verifying my purchase, but no codes in the email.

    They were small purchases just to test it out. So far after close to an hour, I'm still not sure what to expect.
     
  11. Buckeye85 macrumors member

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    I ordered a couple earlier today as well. Some of the sites give you an instant code, and some don't. One of mine was instant, and the other one I waited roughly 1.5 hours for the code. But everything has gone good so far, no complaints
     
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    I do most of my buying from the individuals on the Google + forum. Those transactions are person to person via chat. Post people send you a photo of the BlurRay insert with the code or just type the code into the chat window. Also I like the Google + group since there are moderators and most people are very friendly and helpful.

    Most of the sites will say "instant codes" or will denote the normal turn around time. Most times its not more than a couple of hours.

    FYI, when a new movie is released the code prices will at the highest. A non Disney movie will debut at $6-10, and settle around $2-5. A Disney movie will debut at $10-15 and settle around $8-10. My advice is to wait a day or so and the prices will drop. There are more sellers than buyers. I waited a day and bought The Gift for $3 by waiting.
     
  13. odds macrumors 6502

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    Thanks! It's like a whole new world. Just bought John Wick iTunes HD for $2.40! :)
     
  14. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    I do this on bluray dot com forums.

    I didn't realize people did this until March of this year. I have entered giveaways for codes and traded some and purchased some Disney Codes. The other day I bought my first Non-Disney code for Back to the Future trilogy - Full Code (that's UV and iTunes). I got it for $9 and used the iTunes and then just had a giveaway for the UV portion for the trilogy.

    The codes are bought via PayPal and I get the codes via PM within 5 minutes time.

    I time is the Google+ groups but didn't like the community there.
     
  15. BJMRamage macrumors 68020

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    The most I have paid for a movie was for The Lion King for $16. But you can't get that digitally now without a code.

    Beauty and the beast I think I paid $12

    Here's a link if I can add that
    http://forum.blu-ray.com/forumdisplay.php?f=48
     
  16. ECJ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Here are some more tips.

    1. It's cheaper by TV series, by buying the whole series at once. For example you can buy the True Blood, Wire, Sopranos, and Broadwalk Empire for about $20 each for the complete series. They may sell one season for $5-7 each. Same applies for movies.

    2. There are some hard to find Disney movies that are in the vault. They cost the most. Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Peter Pan and Lady and The Tramp will cost between $30-50 just for the code. They are very rare.

    3. Disney movies will always carry a premium price because through the Disney Movies Anywhere service they port to any platform.

    4. Check the Google + forum every so often, since they give out a lot of free codes. iTunes codes are considered 2nd class citizens, so some are given for free.
     
  17. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    Yay I heard back from one store after an hour and a half or so. And the other store was accidentally out of stock when they sold the code which is why it wasn't given in an invoice, but they were quick to reply and nice enough to offer a replacement movie.

    This is going to be a fun way to expand my library. Thanks for giving those links! :)
     
  18. odds macrumors 6502

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    Been exploring the stores and communities a bit more and I'm not as excited as I was when I first discovered them (only a couple hours...). It seems like the best deals are movies that have just been released on Blu-Ray and are somewhat flooding the market. Otherwise, if you're looking for an older title, don't get your hopes up.
     
  19. ECJ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You are correct. It's mostly movies that have recently been released or upcoming releases. Also older movies are re-released so there will have codes. For example Breakfast Club, Sweet Sixteen, Back to the Future and Indiana Jones movies were released in the past two weeks.
     
  20. 2010mini macrumors 68040

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    Ever since I discovered the bluray forums I gave up ripping DVDs. Easier to just get a code.
     
  21. Scoop24 macrumors regular

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    Found about this December last year . My movie collection is just little over 300 movies in a year .
     
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    I'm addicted to digital copies now. I have a bluray burner at work, took it home and did the Disc to Digital through VUDU. It's $2 per bluray to get the digital you don't have. Went on ebay and sold my bluray's. Digital is so much more convenient
     
  25. entropyfl macrumors regular

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    Thanks for sharing this!! think i'll be filling up my external drive quickly now! how does it work.. i.e. do I just comment on someones post and then they get it touch? I've never used google community before.
     

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