Originally Posted by Draneor
HMV Japan is a much better deal than Amazon if you're only getting a couple DVDs. Mainly because of the shipping. However, if you're pre-ordering a couple of entire series, Amazon.jp is cheaper.
But to get that S&H savings you do need to have them hold until complete. My understanding is that they'll partial ship, but they won't do it for free (well, "for no additional fee") like Amazon will even if you select "minimum shipments".
I've been spoiled by Amazon's partial shipments so the idea of waiting months - even if the disc is generally going to sit on my shelf doing nothing but looking pretty - is unbearable to me.
But if they're all in stock or you don't mind waiting, then yeah.