Re: [Videolib] DVD vendors

Linda Hellman (lhellman@optonline.net)
Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:14:49 -0500

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Although not referring to "mainstream" or feature films, but to non-theatrical programs,the alternative to purchasing through jobbers and sub-distributors is to purchase directly from each company and work with the respective company sales representatives.
Exclusive sales representatives screen the programs they sell, have awareness of the type of programs desired, know the customer's order history, can usually arrange for previews, inform them of new releases and special offers, and provide a level of personalized customer service. Does this option not apply to libraries acquisition of feature films as well? Just askin'.

Linda Hellman,Regional Sales Manager
Ambrose Video Publishing
145 W.45th Street
New York NY 10036
1.888.802.6715
----- Original Message -----
From: Barb Read
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] DVD vendors

We have used Midwest Tape for a long time but their web page has become more and more unwieldy and requires more and more clicking to get the job done. We may go to B&T.
Barb in Public Library World
----- Original Message -----
From: Blane Halliday
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 10:50 AM
Subject: RE: [Videolib] DVD vendors

Jeff,

We use Midwest Tape for most of our DVD purchases, and are very pleased with their service.

Blane

Blane Halliday
AV Acquisitions Librarian
Collier County Public Library
2385 Orange Blossom Drive
Naples, Florida 34109
239-593-3511, ext. 45
bhalliday@collier-lib.org
-----Original Message-----
From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu [mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Jeff Pearson
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 10:41 AM
To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Subject: [Videolib] DVD vendors

Hello All. Our Library Acquisitions dept is unhappy with the way Movies Unlimited does their invoicing. Does anyone use a jobber for their "mainstream" video/DVD purchases? Or do you have favored vendors? You can reply to me off-list if you wish.


Thank you!


Jeff




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Jeffrey W. Pearson

Librarian, Film and Video Library

University of Michigan

Shapiro Library, Room 2178

919 S. University

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1185


Phone: (734) 763-3758

Fax: (734) 764-7087

email: jwpearso@umich.edu


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<DIV><FONT face=3D"Book Antiqua" size=3D4>Although not referring to =
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feature films, but to non-theatrical programs,the alternative to =
purchasing=20
through jobbers and sub-distributors is to purchase directly from each =
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and&nbsp;work with&nbsp;the respective company sales representatives.=20
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<DIV><FONT face=3D"Book Antiqua" size=3D4>Exclusive sales =
representatives screen the=20
programs they sell, have awareness of the type of programs desired, know =
the=20
customer's order history, can usually arrange for previews, inform them =
of new=20
releases and&nbsp;special&nbsp;offers, and provide a level of =
personalized=20
customer service. Does this&nbsp;option&nbsp;not apply to=20
libraries&nbsp;acquisition of&nbsp;feature films&nbsp;as well? Just=20
askin'.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3D"Book Antiqua" size=3D4></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV>Linda Hellman,Regional Sales Manager<BR>Ambrose Video =
Publishing<BR>145=20
W.45th Street<BR>New York NY 10036<BR>1.888.802.6715</DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>We have used Midwest Tape for a long =
time but=20
their web page has become more and more unwieldy and requires more and =
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clicking to get the job done.&nbsp; We may go to B&amp;T.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Barb in Public Library =
World</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><SPAN class=3D015594816-08022005><FONT face=3DArial =
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<DIV><SPAN class=3D015594816-08022005><FONT face=3DArial =
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<DIV><SPAN class=3D015594816-08022005><FONT face=3DArial =
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use Midwest Tape for most of our DVD purchases, and are very pleased =
with=20
their service.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D015594816-08022005><FONT face=3DArial =
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size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D015594816-08022005><FONT face=3DArial =
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<DIV><SPAN class=3D015594816-08022005><FONT face=3DArial =
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Blane Halliday</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>AV Acquisitions =
Librarian</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Collier County Public =
Library</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>2385 Orange Blossom =
Drive</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Naples, Florida 34109</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>239-593-3511, ext. 45</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><A=20
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their=20
invoicing. Does anyone use a jobber for their =93mainstream=94 =
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purchases? Or do you have favored vendors? You can reply to me =
off-list if=20
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