Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Laverne & Shirley links and theme songs at Sitcoms Online / Laverne & Shirley Photo Gallery


Laverne & Shirley - The Complete First Season

Buy Laverne & Shirley - The Complete First Season on DVD
Laverne & Shirley - The Second Season

Buy Laverne & Shirley - The Second Season on DVD
Laverne & Shirley - The Third Season

Buy Laverne & Shirley - The Third Season on DVD
Laverne & Shirley - The Fourth Season

Buy Laverne & Shirley - The Fourth Season on DVD
Laverne & Shirley - The Fifth Season

Buy Laverne & Shirley - The Fifth Season on DVD
Laverne & Shirley - The Sixth Season

Buy Laverne & Shirley - The Sixth Season on DVD
Laverne & Shirley - The Seventh Season

Buy Laverne & Shirley - The Seventh Season on DVD
Laverne & Shirley - The Eighth and Final Season

Buy Laverne & Shirley - The Eighth and Final Season on DVD
Laverne & Shirley - The Complete Series

Buy Laverne & Shirley - The Complete Series on DVD

Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > 1970s Sitcoms > Laverne & Shirley

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Guests Line Up for Caroline Rhea Series; UnREAL Season 4 Premieres on Hulu
Celebrities Get Animated on Animal Planet; Freeform Drama Pilot Underway
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of July 16, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Game of Thrones Leads Emmy Nominations; New Beverly Hillbillies DVDs Coming in October
Fri-Yay: What Was the Best Decade for Sitcoms?; The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations
Netflix Gets Christina Applegate Comedy; South Park Returns Sept. 26 for Season 22
Alone Together Returns Aug. 1 on Freeform; Sony Crackle Gets Rob Riggle Comedy


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July)

New Girl - The Complete Seventh Season Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-23-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
silvergirl111
Member
First Time Poster
 
Join Date: Nov 23, 2006
Location: Buffalo
Posts: 1
Default DVD Scam?

I found this link today and was surprised at it, saying that you could buy all 8 seasons on DVD for $199.99. Does anyone know if this is for real? I know that the first season is the only official release from Paramount.

http://www.tvdvdplanet.com/movies/co...FQ-4WAod2Xi9pQ
silvergirl111 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
MikeL
Mike Lutton Dvd Legond!
Senior Member
 
MikeL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 05, 2005
Location: usa pennsyvania
Posts: 5,435
Default

i been there it could be a scam u send them money never get the dvds u could check it out but i do think its a scam just my thought
MikeL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
shotzette
De Facto Queen of Everything
Senior Member
 
shotzette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 30, 2004
Location: DC Metropolitan area
Posts: 1,094
Default

I'd be cautious, silvergirl111. Paramount owns the copyright to Laverne & Shirley, so at the very best these DVDs are bootlegs made from someone taping the syndicated shows on VHS and transfering them to DVD. As MikeL pointed out in his post, however, there is a strong possiblity that you would never receive anything.

The fact that I found two grammatical errors in the copy makes me very suspicious that this company is legitimate or reputable. The fact that they advertise "custom" art work and the fact that the DVD box looks like it's cheaply produced print work are also red flags.

If you elect to go this route, try to use Pay Pal or a very low-limit, highly regulated credit card. This ad seems eerily close to a phishing scam to me.

Good luck!

Shotzette
shotzette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2006, 05:15 PM   #4
MikeL
Mike Lutton Dvd Legond!
Senior Member
 
MikeL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 05, 2005
Location: usa pennsyvania
Posts: 5,435
Default

yeah isnt there warning on dvds about copywright of material of such shows go to prison and about 5 grand of bail or something like that or a huge fine. that why i do not do buisness online or with people i do not know no matter who they are.u must know who r what u dealing with before u go sending 100s of dollors to some company i had the tempation 2 ordor the Gimme a break complete set but did not want take any chances anyway good luck if u do not get anything back i may consider filing lawsuit.
MikeL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-24-2006, 05:31 PM   #5
robyrob
certified wackball#3
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
robyrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 03, 2003
Location: hiding under the third booth at Arnold's
Posts: 54,875
Default

yeah, those guys are scammers - they are selling homemade copies of the dvd's just made up with fancy artwork.

I think you'll notice that some of their stuff (for other shows) has different packaging/artwork than official releases, and often are priced as much as TWICE what you can find them for in reputable stores.
robyrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2006, 10:02 AM   #6
Already Gone
Member
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 31, 2004
Posts: 2,585
Default

There is another site, dvdavenue.tv that you might want to avoid as well. I believe it is like tvdvdplanet. You're better off waiting for the official release of these shows.
Already Gone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2006, 02:15 PM   #7
Lamont
Lamont says Smile!
Senior Member
 
Lamont's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 28, 2005
Location: Deep in the Heart of Nowhere
Posts: 5,075
Default

the person/people who do that site have like 12 MIRROR SITES with different names

some of the sets are good some are not, BUT all are WAY OVERPRICED

they get sets from traders and then try to make them look official and charge u hundreds for them--- u can get the SAME SETS from traders in swap---

THE WORST THING IS many of the "complete" sets are NOT complete and they KNOW THEY ARE NOT, they just pretend and figure noone will check

WORST PART also , the money back guarantee only applies if its UNOPENED, so if u take the plastic wrap off and check and quality sucks-- too bad!
__________________

I have not been trading for some time now, so please do not ask---- sorry, i cannot help you!
Lamont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2006, 11:03 PM   #8
neubium
Member
Occasional Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 21, 2006
Posts: 3
Default

I ordered and received the complete set from tvplanet without an issue. With delivery it came to 220 +/-. I have not opened the cds to view any episode. I had purchased the set as a gift for my sister. My father recently passed away. We can both remember him holding his ribs with tears rolling down his face from the diner episode. I will let you know if the quality is as you predict. Too late for me. Anyone else ordered the set?
neubium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2006, 10:42 AM   #9
neubium
Member
Occasional Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 21, 2006
Posts: 3
Default

I opened the set last night after reading the information. The copies are as suspected. Although they are not terrible, it does look as if they were copied from television and then placed on a dvd. On the bottom right of the screen the "Lifetime, Real Women" network designation is displayed.
neubium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2006, 11:41 PM   #10
shotzette
De Facto Queen of Everything
Senior Member
 
shotzette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 30, 2004
Location: DC Metropolitan area
Posts: 1,094
Default

Ouch! I'm sorry that you got burned, Neubium. That stinks, and the sellers of the DVDs put themselves in a very actionable position.

Frankly, I'd be tempted to forward the website to Lifetime Real Women and let their legal team have a go at the people who sold you the DVDs. Just my .02.

Shotzette
shotzette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2006, 11:46 PM   #11
Brian Damage
I'm Rich Bitch
Moderator
Forum Legend
 
Brian Damage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 03, 2002
Location: What Ain't No Country I Ever Heard Of...They Speak English in What?
Posts: 62,616
Send a message via AIM to Brian Damage
Default

AVOID bootleggers and bootleg copies! Just be patient and wait for official releases.
__________________
The Key to the Kingdom of Heaven: John 3:3

Money Doesn't Buy Happiness...But I'd Rather Cry in My Private Jet
Brian Damage is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor vBulletin Solutions Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.