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Need some help from the Germans please: Dinner For One/Der 90. Geburtstag DVD less than £10?

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CharminglyOdd Wed 24-Oct-12 22:11:52

There are some on for <£10 but my written German isn't brilliant ("like a toddler", thanks DP grin) and I don't know how to tell if the seller is legit. I would like to get the DVD for DP as a surprise for Christmas Day.

I am a bit rubbish at buying any DVDs on any site other than Amazon so any links to a reputable German DVD site would be great please... or can I buy a permanent download that I could put on a disk for him? <totally clueless>

This is his first Christmas in England (and with my family) so I would like to have some little German things and Dinner For One is an in-joke with us.

PacificDogwood Wed 24-Oct-12 22:13:51


"Same as last year, ma'am?" grin

CharminglyOdd Wed 24-Oct-12 22:17:17

grin Our German teacher at school (in UK) made us watch it as "a cultural insight into the German psyche". Cue lots of very unimpressed 17 year olds!

I have found a cheap one here but is the website a legit/well-known one please?

These are the German ones but those in my budget are in the Marketplace. Is it the same as in the UK, e.g. 99% positive = a good bet to buy from?

PacificDogwood Wed 24-Oct-12 22:30:58

Right. The first link is to the German equivalent of the BBC, so certainly trustworthy. I might just get a copy too - I remember laughing to the point of asphyxia to this as a child.
Usually on New Year's Eve, as I remember? works in just the same way as the British version with the same kind of guarantees etc. Just watch, some of the vendors seem to only quote for 'Inlandversand' ie p+p for within Germany.

Go for the ARD one - it'll be fine.

Isn't it strange how it was a British production but never took off here and is absolutely iconic in Germany? Where, of course, people have no sense of humour grin!


CharminglyOdd Wed 24-Oct-12 22:35:34

Oh that's great, thank you so much! smile I love it but I do find it so weird that no one has heard of it here. I think, or maybe it's just me and DP, that Brits have a lot more in common humour-wise with the Germans than we do with many other Europeans.

Thanks for the tip about New Years Eve as I thought it was a Christmas Day thing so I'll put it in his 25th present rather than the 24th (bonus of having a semi-German Christmas = presents a day early!).

EverybodysSpookyEyed Wed 24-Oct-12 22:40:47

Yes - I had never heard of this until my first new year with the in laws when they were all tripping over themselves to describe it in minute detail. I've still managed to avoid seeing it though!

Definitely a New Years Eve thing!

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