Deal alert / French promotion

Amazon France have a special promotion TODAY ONLY that offers visitors €10 off any purchase over €50.

Music fans might want to take advantage and to give you a few ideas, below are a some SDE suggestions that could see you save a significant percentage off the purchase price of recent/forthcoming releases…

To get the discount, simply type GRANDMERCI in the discount code field when checking out. Items must be sold via Amazon and not third party sellers and if the item is already discounted as part of another promotion it won’t qualify. Obviously as long as your ‘cart’ adds up to more than €50 (not including P&P) you will qualify!

Note: You can only use the code once, so if you come back for a second separate transaction it simply won’t work.

SDE Suggestions:

The Velvet Underground / Loaded - Reloaded - 45th anniversary super deluxe edition

Velvet Underground: Loaded 45th Anniversary SDE

Price after discount €41 or £30 > ORDER


Paul McCartney / Tug of War 4-disc deluxe edition

Total price after discount: €80 or £59 > ORDER


Seven-disc a-ha bundle

If you pre-order the reissues of Stay On These Roads (2CD), East of the Sun West of the Moon (2CD+DVD) and Memorial Beach (2CD) then you benefit from a great deal.

Total price after discount: €46 or £34 > ORDER


The Jam / Fire and Skill 6CD live box

Price after discount: €55 or £40 > ORDER

Mogwai / Central Belters 6LP vinyl box

Price after discount: €54 or £39 > ORDER


Taste / I’ll Remember 4CD box set

Price after discount: €41 or £30 > ORDER


Roger Waters Amused to Death bundle

You can buy BOTH the recently released CD+Blu-ray edition of Amused to Death (with hi-res 5.1) and the gatefold 2LP vinyl edition  and have change from £36, thanks to today’s offer.

Total price after discount: €48 or £36 > ORDER

47 responses to Deal alert / French promotion

  1. Philip says:

    ………………and Jam boxset delivered, and sent from the UK!!!!

  2. jay says:

    doesn’t seem to help much for USA put a few things in put the code on then compared to and found it still cheaper on maybe I am just interested in the wrong stuff. thanks for the heads up though!

  3. Charles Hodgson says:

    I got the message: “the promotional code you entered can not be applied to your purchase” for the VU Box initially. All I can say is I went back to the page a few minutes later and it worked fine. No idea why. Maybe try again?

  4. Richard says:

    Hi paul thanks i ordered The Jam upcoming Live Cd Box


    PS what is 2015 a great year in SDE and Box sets !

  5. slar says:

    The reason it isn’t working for some of you guys is you aren’t spending E50 before shipping. You need something other than Loaded to get over the threshold. Find something else to buy and you still are going to save over the Amazon list price.

  6. Bridge says:

    Just grabbed the Simple Minds Vinyl Box as well for almost half what I would pay in Canada. Thanks Paul. You da man!

  7. Paul Dowling says:

    For those of you having an issue with the code: note that VAT may be deducted from your purchase depending on where you are. This might put you below the EUR 50.00 threshold. For example, the Loaded SDE is listed at EUR 50.99, but checks out at 42.49 after VAT is deducted.

    I picked up the VU, Jam, and Taste sets, and managed to save over EUR 60.00 vs. my open orders on Amazon US!

  8. Cormac says:

    Bagged the A-ha bundle, thanks for the heads up!

  9. As Paul mentions a couple of posts above, the code doesn’t appear to be accepted but there is an option further back up the page where it asks you if you want to use your 10.00 euro promotion, so it does work, just in a weird roundabout way! I cancelled my existing order of Loaded on and re-ordered it using the code. Thanks Paul S. for the scoop, saved myself a few pounds there! Keep up the terrific work!

  10. nsfw says:

    Went for the Mogwai box although I already have all the music. It’s a pretty ridiculous box but maybe something fun will be included inside.

    Also, the new soon to be released Scorpions boxset has gone up in price about €20 since you mentioned it.

  11. Paul says:

    Just ordered the VU too. My annual Christmas present to myself, next year won’t be the same :-)

    Rick – I was also told that the code couldn’t be used but a dialogue box opened in the section above where you put the code in (address/order confirmation I think) where I ticked the box asking if I wanted to utilise my 10 Euro promotion. You may want to check if you have the same option?

  12. bob says:

    I had an email from Amazon Germany yesterday, their website is now available in English, no need to use the translator button.

  13. Jim says:

    Thank you! Just ordered The Jam and The Velvet Underground sets and saved $40.00.

  14. JOHN McCARTHY¥ says:

    I ordered both Super Deluxe Sets of The Velvet Underground’s “3rd Album” and “Loaded” from the US and got both for $100.54US!!! Thanx ever so much……

  15. Dr Avalanche says:

    Thanx Paul. I cancelled my Velvet Underground pre-order on Amazon France and re-ordered it with the code. Works like a charm! :)

  16. Rick A. says:

    OK; last comment about this. Has anyone ordered using AMEX? I know they have a higher fee to vendors (Amazon). I grasping to straws at this point. Could that be it?

  17. John Ireland says:

    Cancelled my Amazon UK order for the VU Loaded box and ordered using the code.
    No problem there
    Thanks again Paul

  18. Rick A. says:

    No Paul; hadn’t used the code before; I copied & paste and when didn’t work I typed it in; still no luck; Now I accidently pre-ordered it at full price; I have to use Goggle translator to understand how to cancel it.

    What a drag!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Weird – don’t know why it didn’t work. BTW I’d recommend you download Google Chrome – no going back and forth to Google Translator. All the buttons are in the same place on the various Amazons by the way.

  19. Rick A. says:

    Any reason myself and Bruce were unable to pre-order using the GRANDMERCI code? I was trying to order the Velvet Underground: Loaded 45th Anniversary set. “The promotional code you entered can not be applied to your purchase.”

  20. Neil Jones says:

    Hi Paul,
    Already ordered the VU loaded box last week at Do you the the ‘price guarantee’ will reflect today’s cheaper price deal??

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      No, it doesn’t work like that, since the promotional code can be used with anything. If you haven’t used today’s code, there is nothing stopping you cancelling and re-ordering. Worst that can happen is that it doesn’t work (although I’m sure it will) and you just reorder again at the old price!

  21. Rick A. says:

    10:15am message is “The promotional code you entered can not be applied to your purchase.” for the Velet box; that was a fast suspension

  22. Jim says:

    Top tip. Got Loaded, cancelled my UK order.

    On the Autorip, when I pre-ordered from the Uk site I got the files right away, which less me to believe it’s from an earlier version (I didn’t download because there was always the possibility I was going to cancel the order and I already had the Fully Loaded edition on Autorip anyway).

  23. Grant Riggs says:

    Got The Jam collection, saved about £20 over Amazon UK. Missed out o the Bowie one though, missed clicking one button – the pay button – gutted. But great deal for The Jam – cheers Paul.

  24. Marcel says:

    Thanks for the tip! Saved a nice tenner on the A-ha releases.

  25. Simon F says:

    Would like to order the Jam from here but having just received my Bowie CD box set from Amazon IT this morn (great bargain, thanx again Paul), think I had better chill out for a while! I’ll put the Jam on the Xmas wish list!

  26. Paddyberger says:

    Thanks Paul, that’s the first VU deluxe album and now the Loaded deluxe box ordered thanks to your alerts in recent weeks. Hoping to find the 3rd album deluxe set cheapish now.

  27. BRENEZ Alain says:

    Pre-ordered the Simple Minds 7LP box set at €115 – €10 = €105.
    €20 cheaper than Amazon Italy.

  28. Charles Hodgson says:

    Paul, thanks. Just pre-ordered the VU “Loaded” Set. Came in at €44.89 with the discount applied + postage.

    Says it’s “AutoRip” eligible – d’you know if I’ll be able to access that as a UK customer? (I use the Cloud Music Library App quite a bit these days – very handy with a bluetooth phone and a Bose Soundlink Mini!.)

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Unfortunately you can’t use autorip if you’re ordering from other countries. A minor inconvenience for CD boxes, admittedly.

  29. Paul says:

    The Jam Ordered.Thanks

  30. Bruce says:

    Code didn’t work for me.

  31. paul griffiths says:

    tried to buy all 3 on french amazon was charged 59 euros cancelled the order

  32. Mark S says:

    Also ordered The Jam set too, not with the discount but still works out £15 cheaper than Amazon UK.
    I don’t know what other folks do but I haven’t cancelled this one on the UK site as I want to see if it drops any lower as the pre-order price guarantee will take care of that. Whatever is cheapest a few days before release date I’ll keep and will cancel the other.
    I guess that might annoy a few people but for me, its about getting the best price.
    Word of warning: You have to keep on top of release dates as I’ve seen them move forward a week or so and it’s possible to get stung.

    • richie says:

      What you do with your orders dosen`t bother me Mark, It`s exactly what I do and why should it bother others.

      It was a toss up between Mogwai and The Jam, I went with The Jam box and ordered Mogwai`s vinyl box from Amazon UK. I obviously be checking out prices elsewhere until the release date.

  33. shingouz says:

    I was really excited by this offer until I noticed something strange: both A-ha – Hunting High and Low super deluxe and David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock CD+Blu-ray, that had been stored in my cart since at least a week, have gone up 3€ overnight.

    So that’s a fairly less exciting deal for these items now… :-/

    I may buy the a-ha reissue bundle now, but I’m just hoping that the fact that these are pre-orders won’t be a problem.

  34. Mark S says:

    Velvet Underground UK Amazon order cancelled, now ordered from Amazon France. £33 including postage. Bargain.

    In case anyone is wondering, you can only use this promo code once.

  35. Alvy says:

    Thanks for the alert. I grabbed the three a-ha reissues. €52.37 including postage, after the discount. Very happy with that.

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