German 3-for-2 deal is back!

Deal has now expired.

Just when you thought the Black Friday deals were hard to keep up with, Amazon Germany are repeating what they did back in September, and that is price-matching local competitor Saturn with an outstanding 3-for-2 offer. You can buy three music box sets and get the third (the cheapest) for nothing, regardless of the price-tag. This deal runs until Saturday 24 November.

Thousands of items are eligible, although remember you do have to buy from Amazon Germany direct and not any third party sellers. Also the discount will be automatically applied at the last stage of checkout.  This link gives you the list of ALL CDs and vinyl in the deal where you can search, but below are a selection of SDE favourites that are all in the deal!

Queen / News Of The World: 40th anniversary 5-disc super deluxe edition

Queen / News of the World super deluxe

Sensational Sweet: Chapter One: The Wild Bunch - 9CD box set

Sweet / Sensational Sweet 9CD box set

The Who / Maximum As & Bs: The Complete Singles - 5CD box set

The Who / Maximum As & Bs 5CD box set

David Bowie / A New Career In A New Town 1977-1982 11CD box

David Bowie / Five Years 1969-1973 vinyl box set

David Bowie / Five Years 12CD box

The Jimi Hendrix Experience / The Purple Box 8LP vinyl box set

The Jimi Hendrix Experience 8LP vinyl box

Bob Dylan / Trouble No More 9CD super deluxe

R.E.M. Automatic For The People 25th anniversary reissue - 4-disc super deluxe edition

R.E.M. / Automatic For The People  super deluxe

Elton John / Diamonds 3CD box set

ELO / Out Of The Blue 2LP vinyl pic disc

Kraftwerk / 3-D: The Catalogue (English Version) 8LP vinyl box

ELP / Fanfare 1970-1997 box set

The Doors / The Singles / seven-inch box set

The Doors / The Singles 20 x 7″ vinyl box set

The Beatles / Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th anniversary six-disc super deluxe edition box set

The Beatles / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band super deluxe

OMD / The Punishment of Luxury super deluxe

Bob Dylan 1965-1966 / The Cutting Edge: The Bootleg Series Vol 12 / 6CD Deluxe

Bob Dylan / 1965-1966: The Cutting Edge 6CD super deluxe

The Smiths / The Queen is Dead / 5LP vinyl box set

The Smiths / The Queen Is Dead 5LP vinyl box

David Gilmour / Live in Pompeii 2CD+2 x blu-ray box

The Rolling Stones / Their Satantic Majesties Request / 50th anniversary special audiophile edition

The Rolling Stones / Their Satanic Majesties Request 2xSACD+2LP box

The Verve / 20th anniversary Urban Hymns 5CD+DVD super deluxe edition box set

The Verve / Urban Hymns 6-disc super deluxe

Johnny Cash / Cash Unearthed 5CD box

Debbie Gibson / We Could Be Together 13CD Anthology

Black Sabbath / The End box set

Stone Temple Pilots / Core super deluxe

a-ha / MTV Unplugged: Summer Solstice fanbox

INXS / Kick 30 2LP half-speed mastered vinyl

INXS / Kick 45RPM 2LP half-speed 

Nirvana 45RPM double vinyl

ABBA / The Album 45RPM 2LP half-speed 

Brian Eno / Before and After Science 45RPM 2LP half-speed 

Falco / Falco 60 2LP coloured vinyl 

Pink Floyd / Delicate Sound of Thunder 2LP vinyl 

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68 responses to German 3-for-2 deal is back!

  1. Tilfan says:

    Missed it cause Saturday is the 25th not the 24th…..

  2. Rhinosfan says:

    Good prices on German Amazon site for Pink Floyd Early Years individual box sets. Not 3 for 2 but works out about same as if it was compared to uk prices

  3. Marc says:

    @Mark Philips
    It is over…

  4. Mark Phillips says:

    Anybody want to go splits on an order. I really want the Sgt pepper box set.

  5. Markus says:

    I just went to
    Promotion still on through tomorrow.
    3for2 on ALL Vinyl/CD/DVD articles, not just selected ones!

  6. Marc says:

    Oh Shi*. I missed it. I thought it runs till Saturday like written in the article. But it ends today (yesterday) :-)

  7. Martin says:

    Managed to pick up three Iron Maiden live sets for around £58. Got the New Book of Souls, En Vivo and the Rio sets so well please – Thanks SDE

  8. colm47 says:

    Yep, 3 for 2 is gone.

    Bit peeved as I was waiting until later today to finally decide
    (or Saturday 24th, next year!).

  9. Mattia says:

    I think the promotion has been cut or something, all the boxsets are gone, I had few things on my basket and they’re not on promotion anymore. Also, if I open the link at top of the page I got the message that the promotion has expired, damn.

    • Klaus says:

      Just checked and it seems you’re right. So Saturn (where the offer is still valid) and SDE seem to finally have brought Amazon to their limits. ;-)

  10. Klaus says:

    That’s highly unusual based on my experiences. You should contact them via this link:

    Scroll down to the bottom of the site then and click on:

    Browse Help Topics => Need More Help => Contact Us

    and you can choose if you want to be called by one of their staff or if you want to mail them.

    Good luck.

    • Mark says:

      Thank you for the guidance. I did contact and they are resending the package. Appreciate the support. Cheers

  11. Mark says:

    Still haven’t received delivery (to the U.S.) of an October 1st order from I’ve got a DHL tracking number, but it hasn’t moved in weeks. Anyone else have this issue?

    • Bad Amazon says:

      Do you see it actually moving location? They “lost” my first DHL delivery (DHL showed paperwork being registered but it was apparently wrong) and I had to pester them repeatedly to send it again (they insisted everything was OK). Contact Support repeatedly until they finally do something. Amazon Germany is poor.

      • Mark says:

        The package wasn’t moving, or appear to ever be picked up. Thank you for affirming that my situation wasn’t normal, and that I needed to contact I did contact and they are resending the package. Appreciate the support. Cheers

  12. Michael Jackson says:

    The Sweet/Sensational Box Set currently at 35.99 Euros in the 3 for 2,which even on its own
    is a big saving on Amazon UK current price of £54.00.

    • Klaus says:

      Also the Elton John / Diamonds 3CD DE went down from 39,99 EUR to 31,99 EUR this morning.

    • Klaus says:

      And the gatefold version of Phil Collins’ Take A Look At Me Now-box went down to EUR 17,59 making it currently even cheaper than the wallet set.

  13. Simon R says:

    Thanks Paul… Grabbed most of the 2017 Iron Maiden LPs (inc. Book of Souls Live Chapter) and Pink Floyd’s Delicate Sound Of Thunder. Great savings… if only Amazon UK could do similar :)

  14. Leo Lotti says:

    Can anyone confirm if the Bowie box set (third one) is the corrected version or the infamous first pressing? Thanks in advance

    • eric Slangen says:

      There is no corrected version yet. You have to wait.
      I think people are really overreaction on this. There is a small glitch on a song that every Bowiefan have multiple times and everyone is shouting and yelling that the whole set is not worth buying. Get a life because this set is excellent.

  15. Schu says:

    Damn, Who Can I Be Now? is not included. Could have done the 3/2 on Bowie but now have to find something else I probably don’t want. I think they did this on purpose!

  16. Klaus says:

    If you are looking for the SDE you have to search under “DVD & Blu-Ray” because they list it as a BluRay-Audio.

  17. Peter Aldous says:

    Do you know whether the new Eagles Hotel California is included in this 3 for 2 offer?

  18. KevinK says:

    Paul, as with the last time this offer was on – the second Bowie box set doesn’t appear to be included in the 3-for-2 deal.

  19. Kennysucina says:

    Divorce and/or bankruptcy looms!

  20. James A Gates says:

    Nabbed 3 of The Sweet box sets for me and 2 mates – ended up the bargain price of just on $50Au each :-)

  21. Steve Miller says:

    I can’t afford it – but the two Replacements box sets are in there …

  22. Chris says:

    Thanks Paul…£230 for all the 2017 Iron Maiden LPs & Box (minus one not in the deal), the recent Iron Maiden Book of Souls Live Vinyl and Sabbaths ‘The End’. A massive saving on UK prices!

  23. Graeme Mason says:

    Fab….I’ve just bagged Rush Sector 1,2 and 3 boxsets which have been on my list for ages…..

  24. Kauwgompie says:

    Don’t think I would ever say this but because of the insane amount of Paul’s Deal Alerts, I have pretty much every box I ever wanted…I still want the R.E.M. AFTP and Ramones’ Rocket To Russia SDE’s but can’t think of a third box and if I do (Serge Gainsbourg Integrale) it is so expensive in Germany that I’m better off buying it from the 3rd party market sellers here in the USA.
    BTW, it’s time for an SDE 2018 wish list. I’m hoping for Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA (including period remixes), Eurythmics SDE’s, The Smiths Strangeways…, will there ever be a Duran Duran SDE with demo’s, alternative versions, etc? A Wedding Album Deluxe version? High time for that!!

  25. Yani P says:

    T Rex singles at 175 Euro – that is double the deal that was up the other day so I guess you need to be selective!

  26. Andrew M says:


    Just bought the REM and Queen sets on Amazon UK. Otherwise could have got the Sgt Pepper I’ve been after. Or maybe Flowers in the dirt (I daren’t see how much that is)….

  27. Richard Anderson says:

    The Gorillaz Humanz LP released on 24th November 2017 is also included. I am expecting (fingers crossed) that this will be the Picture Disc as I am not aware of any black vinyl version coming out on the 24th. Amazon France have this clearly described as the picture disc but Amazon Germany and UK don’t clarify this. Anyway it is £42.99 on amazon uk so to get it on for £22 as part of a 3 for 2 is great.

  28. Wax Monster X says:

    I’d be careful. Did this back in Sept. Picked up the China Crisis reissues dirt cheap. They took forever, came in 3 separate packages and were fairly battered by the time they reached the States. I can only imagine how poor the packing and delays will be for boxsets at this time of the year. You may well get a gift that will need to go back. I would have sent mine back, but negotiating the process in German looked maddening. The prices are super but still seems like a roll of the dice. Especially to the States. Good luck.

    • Chris Squires says:

      I used Chrome, which translates everything, when I had a problem I googled “contact in English” and there was a button to ensure you got through (on the phone) to an English speaker, they called me on a callback so it didn’t even cost anything. Of the 30 or so items I have bought from Germany (to the UK), I had a problem with two and they were sorted very quickly and to my advantage. I don’t know what to say to those that had issues, I am nothing special (in fact I’m a bit of a bore – loving the half speed ABBA The Album) just did a bit of research, stayed very calm and polite and it was sorted.

    • Unhappy Amazon says:

      Also suffered terribly with the last 3-for-2 deal. Their Support is terrible, made worse no doubt from translating. I had to fight over and over and over to even get them to ship the damn stuff. Took 6 weeks of pain all up. Amazon brand tarnished heavily in my mind as a result.

  29. Dennis says:

    ERASURE – Total Pop! – The first 40 Hits Box-Set, 3xCD+DVD [Deluxe Edition]
    is part of the 3 for 2 Promotion as well – selling for 22,99 EUR

  30. Klaus says:

    If you don’t want to see ALL music-related articles in the offer but only the box sets you can tick a box in the left column under the menupoint: Edition and you will just see all the BOX-SETS available in the offer. You can then sort it pricewise and don’t have to search for long for the expensive things.

  31. Kaiser Bill`s bills. says:

    Verve `Urban Hymns`
    Johnny Cash `Unearthed – CD Box`
    The Who `Maximum As&Bs`

    £128!!! The good thing is I intended buying all three box sets at some point and wasn`t buying any one of them to make up the 3. They would have cost £189 on Amazon UK, a price I would never have paid. I`m really pleased to get the Johnny Cash box set, I missed out when it was going for £48 a few months ago. I was waiting for the Who and Verve boxes to drop to below £40 each so I am happy to pay under £43 for each box.

    No more Black Friday deals! I have all the box sets I want for this year and most likely for next year. From this point on I`m only buying records/box sets from The Beatles, Dylan, Neil Young, The Waterboys and XTC. Oh and Jethro Tull.

    Thanks once again Paul, this has really cleaned me out!

  32. Peter Stanton says:

    The Complete Singles Collection 1974-1987 Showaddywaddy, 92.99 euros


  33. Rogerio says:

    Can’t understand why the international postage fee is soooooo much more expensive on Amazon DE than UK. For a 3 LP order, I would pay 6,56 pounds, but 17 Euro! Only worth it if I buy something really expensive, and that’s not going to happen… :/

  34. Chris Squires says:

    Exodus Box Set is only 80 Euro, so with two similar priced items it only cost £56 inc postage.
    Very chuffed.

  35. Paul Spurgeon says:

    bloody hell paul…..

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience (8-Lp Vinyl Box Set), Deep Purple Vinyl Collection (Limited 7 LP Box), Eric Clapton The Live Collection (Limited 6-Lp Box) – £193.00 delivered.

    Not too shabby….not too shabby indeed….

  36. Thomas Staudt^ says:

    The 120 Euro
    King Crimson: Larks’ Tongues in Aspic – The Complete Recordings (Limited Edition)
    set is also part of this.

  37. Tony Orwell says:

    Grrrrrrr Grumble Grumble Grumble

  38. LeBaron says:

    …just when you thought it was safe to go back to this site… :)

  39. Klaus says:

    Take note that you can already order stuff that will be released on Friday, Nov. 24th, like e.g. the Phil Collins Complete sets as part of the offer, but nothing that will be released after that date.
    Interesting for customers living in Germany is that the website of Saturn also allows pre-orders for later releases as part of their offer, like e.g. the Farewall to Kings-set by Rush.

    • Dennis says:

      Saturn: Be careful with this, chances are they won’t dulfill the order, as it says ‘items that are released after 25th November are not part of the promotion’.

  40. Mark says:

    Paul I’m trying to be good here and you’re not helping ;-)

  41. Seweryn says:

    Yeah, bought a lot this morning. Delivery times are about 29-30 November so it’s ok before St Claus :)

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