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This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

USA: Rush / Hemispheres super deluxe – $88 (approx £69)

Massive super deluxe features 2CD, blu-ray (with 5.1 mix), 3LP and more. This is £145 in the UK, so less than half price!



USA: Jimi Hendrix / Electric Ladyland 6LP+blu-ray super deluxe – $57.93

Insanely good price for the 6LP vinyl box that includes a blu-ray with the 5.1 surround mix. This is over £100 in the UK, and this is the equivalent of less than £50!!

Jethro Tull / This Was 4-disc 50th anniversary edition

USA: Jethro Tull / This Was 3CD+DVD 50th anniversary set – $26.53

Amazing price for this set which includes Steven Wilson stereo and surround mixes.

USA: Elvis / ’68 Comeback Special 5CD+2 x blu-ray super deluxe – $74

George Harrison / All Things Must Pass 3LP remaster – $37

Another astounding price. A cool £97 on Amazon in the UK, but the equivalent of only £29 here!!?

The Band / Music From Big Pink super deluxe – $64

USA: Cranberries / Everybody Else Is Doing It Why Can’t We? box $26

USA: John Lennon / Imagine super deluxe 4CD+2 x blu-ray – $50

 

116 responses to This Week’s Box Set and Reissue Deals

  1. Phil Wilson says:

    Manic Street Preachers Box Set down to £29.59 today on Amazon.co.uk (has been £34.99, was £30.30 when first listed). This will mean anyone who preordered will get it for this price. I have all the other boxes, but this is not one of my favourites of theirs, and having listened to the bonus tracks, not tempted to buy it. But I do want a Gold Against The Soul box!

    • Klaus says:

      @Phil Wilson:

      Bought the new Manics-box today from a Dodax-site for EUR 21,99 which is one cent below the frontier above which you must pay tax for items sent from Switzerland to an EU-country.
      Several Dodax-sites across Europe offer it for that price, but not their UK-site which charge more than GBP 30 for it when i last had a look at it around noon.
      Amazon.de wants EUR 36,99 and it’s still not included in the current 3-for-2-offer, but even if it was and i’d find two other identically priced items it would still cost more than the Dodax.eu price.
      For the savings i bought the Deluxe-editions of Futurology and Rewind The Film (okay, not quite – about EUR 21 charge for those).

      • Neil says:

        I thought Dodax had went bankrupt ? I know the last thing i bought from them never turned up and they wouldn’t reply to my emails. I had to get a refund from ebay.

  2. jeremy keens says:

    The imagine box set to australia from the US costs $97
    the same from Amazon.Australia costs $98. And if you take a prime 30 day trial it will only be $83 as the postage is free (if you are going to buy a bit the prime might be worth it – $6.99 a month, the postage on the lennon is $14.98 so would only need to buy every couple of months.

    This Was $52 US or $55 AU, with the same option of free postage for prime – $15)

    So worth keeping an eye on the .au store

  3. Iain says:

    That’s me got the three Rush SDE (2112/Kings/Hemisphere) for just over £200 for the lot thanks to this wonderful site!

  4. Andrew says:

    Sorry to hear of Pete Shelley’s death. A supreme talent.

  5. Jhonn says:

    For non-US citizens: This US offers are really good. Or not? If you get it really from the US (50% get shipped from yr homeland), than the chance to get a damaged box is really high. To return is often not so easy. So take care. The offer gets often a disappointment.

  6. Peter Anderson says:

    Ooh decisions! Press the button or not?

  7. Phil Cox says:

    Just bought the Rush Hemispheres box. Comes in at £93 with taxes etc. Still a lot less than the UK price.

  8. Peter Anderson says:

    With import duty and shipping the Rush super deluxe comes in at just under £90. Any thought that Amazon UK price will drop to similar level?

  9. eric slangen says:

    Wildlife is gone.

  10. Bill says:

    Just ordered the Rush super deluxe Hemispheres from Amazon.com for the price of just the vinyl in the uk!.

    • Gordon says:

      Bill, I hope you got the extra 10% as well. I’ve been holding off but I folded when I saw that! It’ll now go down further I bet!!

  11. Larry Davis says:

    Just ordered that Def Leppard box…now 8 copies left, turns out I used the 10% coupon without realizing it…one thing I have to mention, I wish I did not buy that Belinda Carlisle 7CD albums box because the albums were reissued as 2CD/1DVD CD books, and none of the discs in the box have any bonus tracks…the only thing I have to look for is if there were deluxe sets for the final 2 albums in the box…”A Woman & A Man” and “Voila”…the newest album is not even in there either…or the recent songs recorded like “Sun”…I may land up selling this box and springing for the deluxe CD books as well as the hits collection CD/DVD cuz it’s really cheap, like 5.99 pounds…and the newest album too…

  12. jeff says:

    The Butterfly Package [Live In Buenos Aires/Live In São Paulo/A Head Full Of Dreams (Film)] (3LP 180-Gram Gold Vinyl + 2DVD) $43.22 on Amazon.com after 10% coupon applied

  13. Mark says:

    Electric Maryland vinyl set now down to $52 with 10% coupon.

  14. mikeyhavoc says:

    Just noticed amazon.com has Wings Wildlife Box, and many others , with a ‘click and save an extra 10%” coupon. That brings Wildlife down to $77! I cancelled and re ordered to pick it up! Red Rose Speedway stubbornly hight at $181 with no discount coupon attached. I see many great cd and vinyl items in my shopping cart where this extra 10% deal applies.

  15. Larry Davis says:

    Hey…here’s one…the price kept on dropping on this thing on Amazon US…Def Leppard CD Box #1 is $45.95…only 14 left, not sure what will happen after those sell, if the price will go back up, but it said more on the way…I was gonna wait till the weekend when I’m likely going to receive Amazon gift cards as gifts for Chanukah but I could not take the chance with the price that low…

    • Graham Gardner says:

      Ian Dury, New Boots & Panties superdeluxe £38 on Amazon UK. This is a superb box that i paid £55 for not so long ago.

  16. Jeff says:

    Jethro Tull – This Was – Now down to $24.80 on Amazon.com

    Whats going on here? Is the recording industry going to go bankrupt or what.

  17. Jeff says:

    Neil Diamond Career 6 CD box set now down to $56.96 on Amazon.com

    You can all thank me later

  18. Jeff says:

    Wings Wild Life Deluxe now down to $85 US on Amazon.com

  19. J says:

    As of 5:50 MST USA the Dylan jumped to $123 while Lennon & Hendrix are still available @ the prices herein
    J

  20. Enrico G. says:

    Shipment at Eur 0,01 on Amazon.fr (France, Monaco and Belgium only).

  21. Wayne says:

    Thanks for the link to the Hendrix and George box sets, ordered both from the States for a family member, excellent prices for both even with import duty!.

    Thanks again Wayne

    • BSR says:

      Paul: The price of “This Was” has decreased today to USD$ 24.80. Since I ordered it just two days ago at $26.53, think I will give Amazon a call to obtain the $2 plus difference. Hey, it’s only $2 but every little bit helps towards the next purchase….

  22. stephen gilmour says:

    Paul – you need to be monitoring the GREAT Amazon Aus deals out there – just bought the RUSH Hemispheres SDE for $130 Aussie dollars delivered – that’s about 70 UK pounds right?????

  23. InnocentBlood says:

    picked up the Rush and Hendrix sets. Wish Metallica’s AJFA was part of this deal…

    by the way, is the Rush Moving Pictures CD/BD and 2112 SDE out of print or something?

  24. Geoff k says:

    Couldn’t resist the Hemispheres of set I doubt it goes much lower for the next year or so now. Even forwarded that link to a good pal and he bought one as well. Just wish Rush had not been so damn efficient in the studio and had proper demos/unused tracks. These SDE’s from them are beautiful but somewhat short on super exclusive audio content compared to so many of their contemporaries ! Still, had to have it as it’s my fave Rush album !

  25. David Tomlinson says:

    I hesitated on the Dylan set at $76, and today it’s up to $116. I knew this would happen…I’ve already bought my Christmas present 3 times.

  26. Dave W says:

    For those of us in Canada and perhaps others, Killers Career Vinyl Boxset currently at $139.99 CDN at Amazon.ca. Deal of the Day offer which ends in 9 hrs.

  27. Jeff says:

    For those of you who are concerned about the quality of the vinyl pressing of Electric Ladyland 50th Anniversary box set watch this video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ruZcSMCjtA

  28. Brian Nelson says:

    In Search Of The Lost Chord [50th Anniversary][3 CD + 2 DVD]2018
    by The Moody Blues

    Audio CD
    $35.24Prime| FREE One-Day
    FREE Delivery by Tomorrow, Dec 5

  29. John Cameron says:

    George Harrison’s all things must pass worked out at £43 including postage and import duties. So still a bargain

  30. Peter Stanton says:

    These deals are amazing. How do they work out with tax and shipping to the UK?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      You just have to give it a try. Amazon.com charge an import deposit fee which means you don’t get any ‘surprise’ charges from Royal Mail or Parcelforce.

      • Chris Squires says:

        Rule of thumb (within a percent or two) I have always found to be what you see in Dollars you end up paying in pounds. I have bought things like Erasure Moscow… Saturday Night fever, Roxy Music SDE, Lord of the rings and pretty much pound to a penny if price is $104, by the time the savings of conversion are counterbalance by import duty and postage it will be near enough £104.

        I have just checked and both LOTR ROTK and Moscow to mars were exactly that $1 = £1. within pennies with all the checks and balances of taxes etc.

        Depends on the daily rate and postage but you won’t be far off.

        • Peter Stanton says:

          Thanks to you and Paul for the clarification and a good simple ‘rule of thumb’.

        • Derek Langsford says:

          In contrast, ordering boxed sets from the Amazon UK and importing to the USA, can make a large item considerably cheaper than Amazon.com. Amazon UK take off the 17% VAT, and only charge £3.08 per music time (CD single or massive boxed set), and I have never been charged any import duties by the US Postal Service. If the Dollar climbs against the Pound or rump blows up the international postal system, like he threatened to do, the situation may change. I feel extremely fortunate and will take advantage of it for as long as I can.

          P.S. My replacement Soft Cell DVD was apparently opened by U.S Customs and Border Protection, presumably because it didn’t have any record label ID on the package, or they were checking to see if it had the original video for Sex Dwarf on it :-)

    • alex says:

      normal price…

  31. Argh! says:

    The Rubellan Remasters label that specializes in New Wave CD reissues is also now having a holiday sale for two weeks on all of their cool stuff, like the Visage, SPK and Trees reissues. It’s that time of year to take advantage of many of the bargains these places are offering.

  32. David Condon says:

    One of the things I like about this website is finding out how much margin there is in some of these products…

  33. AndyB says:

    “Wild Life” down to $85.52

  34. Darren Linklater says:

    Some great deals here. Shame Red Rose Speedway isn’t part of it or I would be pressing the button.
    We rarely see Amazon.co.uk with this kind of deal. UK always seems to pay over the odds.

  35. Leemer says:

    Thank you Paul, you saved me $50 on “The Beatles”. Lucky enough to snag it before it was over.

  36. JOHN H McCARTHY says:

    $129 at http://www.walmart.com, keep checking, was $95 yesterday…….

  37. ruben says:

    Alright Paul… I had resisted putting your alerts on my phone, but after paying close to 150 USD 2 weeks ago, I could kick myself for missing out on this 90USD deal.

    Lesson learned! 8-)

  38. J. Walsh says:

    Paul, thank you SO much for the heads up! I had originally pre-ordered The BEATLES for $128 (US), but cancelled, then was bummed they raised the price, ($158), $89 was an amazing price and glad I was able to snatch it up. Cheers!

  39. Jeff says:

    Appetite for Destruction Super Deluxe Edition on Amazon.com is now $86.75 and Locked n Loaded under $875

    Now get this before it’s gone

    Electric Labyland 50th 6LP & Blu Ray $66.31

    Yes you heard that right

    • Ron says:

      So you actually mean “Labyland”? :) :)

    • andrew R says:

      What about the pressing defects on the american issue that have lit up the board at hoffmans house? Real or imagined ? i have heard the EU pressing is superior.

      • Jeff says:

        For andrew R

        I’ve just read through all 7 pages of the Hoffman Forum on your statement you are right and wrong. Yes there is a fault between 2 songs on side 4 of the actual album. But it is not a big deal. There is also a link to the website that did a big article about the pressing and they say the same thing.

        Also the differences you have heard between the UK and US pressings are as follows:

        They are comparing the original UK Trac pressing, Polydor Pressing, and a comic shop pressing which have ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with this release.

        Here is the link to the website article as well as the actual article below it in case your too lazy to go read about it on their site.

        https://www.analogplanet.com/content/electric-ladyland-box-set-panic-calm-down-please

        During last fall’s “Blues Masters at the Crossroads” concert weekend at Chad Kassem’s Blue Heaven studios, attendees were invited to tour Quality Record Pressings where workers were busy assembling the just-released Electric Ladyland box set containing a Bernie Grundman all-analog remastering from the original analog tapes of the double LP set, a double LP of early takes, a double LP of Jimi Hendrix Experience Live at the Hollywood Bowl, a Blu-ray disc containing a 96/24 high resolution version of the original double LP, a 5.1 channel Eddie Kramer mix at 96/24 resolution and an expanded documentary including interviews with the late Chas Chandler, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding and in-the-studio footage. There’s also a full-sized 46 page booklet in the box. I’m working my way through the box for a review.
        In the meantime more than a few emails have arrived with readers complaining about a “terrible pressing defect” that has led more than one buyer to go through multiple replacements only to find the same defect on every side 4 in the space between “House Burning Down” and “All Along the Watchtower”. I’d not yet gotten to that side so I hadn’t encountered the problem but when I pulled out the record and held it in “just so” light there it was! You can see a part of it in the photo at the top. There are two of these ‘ridges’ in between the tracks, one longer than the other.

        So I played the end of “Houses Burning” and listened for the expected awful defect that has led to “forum panic” and outraged buyers demanding a replacement second disc.

        Here’s what it looks like on Audacity:

        image: https://www.analogplanet.com/images/1118AUD.png

        See that one tiny spike between the tracks? That’s what’s set off the panic.

        Now, listen to what it sounds like:

        PANIC ATTACK!

        In my opinion this is a big nothing, that had it occurred somewhere else on the side and not visible to the eye, everyone would ignore it and listen to the excellent mastering job but because it can be seen (and probably has something to do with a plating issue, since it’s apparently on every pressing), the boards are lit up about it.

        If you want “perfection” get the CD version. It won’t sound nearly as good but it also will not have this tiny “blip” of a defect. That’s my take on this “nothingburger” of a “vinyl scandal” and I’m sticking to it!

        Read more at https://www.analogplanet.com/content/electric-ladyland-box-set-panic-calm-down-please#Ezy3RuTvaKXc0Fug.99

        • andrew R says:

          Thanks for taking the time to collate all that info..No thanks for the suggestion i am too lazy to look myself. It is generally accepted that U.S pressings are inferior
          to u.k. pressings which needs taking into account when saving money on purchasing U.S. pressings .That was my point . Iwas not making a big deal about it ,sorry if it looked that way.

  40. Kev says:

    Does anybody know if the Blu-ray Discs on the John Lennon box set from the USA are region free, or are they only playable on USA blu Ray players ?

  41. R.naud says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I bagged myself a copy of the Wild Life deluxe box set!
    Is it me or Amazon uk NEVER seems to any of these major decreases???

    • andrew R says:

      U.K. known as treasure island in the rest of the world
      we buy more from the internet and pay more .
      Fundamentally because we are bored /lazy
      Amazon knows this .Hence few deals

  42. Alan Fenwick says:

    Kate Bush Vinyl Box 1

    Down to $59.80 at Amazon USA – Decent deal for those in USA, still pretty good if you want to import to the UK as well, all in works out at around £65.50 delivered including import fees which is a good £25 saving compared to the UK price

  43. Buck says:

    Beatles now $162.74

  44. Mike Williams says:

    White Album Deal is Sold Out!

  45. GentleRabbit says:

    Thank you for the Beatles deal alert, Paul. I snapped it up, particularly after the difficulty in nabbing Sgt Pepper through any alerts while I had the cash (and having to now track it down for full price).

    I am, as always, very concerned re the packaging and will keep fingers crossed that it arrives safely – but have faith and will take advantage of Amazon resuming Australian shipping. Better to grab it now for this good price (yes, would’ve been better from AmazonUK), lest it gets harder to find over time like it’s older sibling.

  46. Johnathan says:

    I moved to Canada from the U.S. a few years ago and had been been purchasing from Amazon UK forever without issue (as outlined above, there are no fees involved in the U.S.). So that was a change being on the other side of border. It took me a while to notice that Amazon UK/Germany/Italy pre-charge import fees, but what’s great about Amazon doing that is that if you *do* happen to get assessed additional duties upon receipt, Amazon will refund you that amount when you email them a copy of your receipt. And they’ll also refund the difference should their estimate be higher than what’s assessed at customs. Sometimes I’m able to find items cheaper on Amazon Canada, but that’s definitely a rarity!

  47. Michael Ford says:

    Imagine – Ultimate Collection at $50.69 at Amazon US.

  48. Steve Gilmour says:

    Paul for us Aussies can the US deal alerts now be a permanent feature please

  49. movement says:

    The White Album dropped another $5 to $89.25. They win. I win.

    • Billy Dojcak says:

      That’s about a $50 price difference since I bought it. And i never played mine so I’m going to send it back and buy it cheaper. They should have waited a month when the return window was closed.

  50. Steve Gilmour says:

    Thanks from Oz Paul. 149 aus dollars free shipping for Wild Life now can u find me RRS deal :)

    Ps can you look at Aus deals too got This cx was for 40 Aus dollars delivered and Whitesnake unzipped is 45Aus dollars delivered on Amazon.com.au :)

  51. John Barleycorn says:

    Amazon: For those on a budget Fleetwood Mac 3CD collection ‘Don’t Stop’ is back down to £10. With the code FREEDELIVERY you can get just that for sub-£20 orders if purchased direct from Amazon and not third party providers.

  52. Max says:

    White Album went down to $89 on amazon.com. Ordered with Standard International Shipping. Total is 87 euros with shipping. Amazing. Never seen it (and probably will never see it) so low! I’ll see it after Christmas, but who cares? :-)

    • Veijo says:

      But you would still need to pay the taxes, remember that and its best to use the option there on the checkout page.

  53. Samppa says:

    This seems like nice price, 110€ delivered to Finland (with exposit tax), but can anybody here tell me is the book and the plastic very fragile? Is it even wise to order it from USA?
    Im affraid that the post will ruin and destroy it unless Amazon packs it well..

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      The book isn’t particularly fragile (fairly robust) but the outer plastic is a bit more delicate, although it only feels like that when you remove it from the book. Universal have their own mailers for these, which will likely be put inside *another* Amazon mailer, so while there’s obviously no guarantee, my gut feeling is that they should be okay.

      • Samppa says:

        Ah, ok. Thanks for the reply. I suppose Amazon will use factory mailers/box for the item.
        I think I will sleep over this thing and next thing in the morning, if the deal-price is still going, I might order it.

  54. Mark says:

    White Album now even cheaper US$89.25; and for the Australians, AUD$136 shipped via Amazon AU

    • bobbysdad says:

      The current Australian price for The Beatles (Super Deluxe) (Limited Edition) ex-Amazon.com.au in Australia is $369.04. Madness…..

  55. Carl says:

    Thanks Paul! US$90 shipped, for existing Prime members. That’s good value in my eyes, for a set I wouldn’t want to miss. Santa hat to you!

  56. Iain says:

    Before I knew better, I bought The ‘Smile’ box from amazon.com…. cost me a small fortune in customs import charges.

  57. Ordered Wild Life. I have canceled this twice already with other places in search of the best price. Thanks SDE. As we say here in the States, you rule.

  58. Shane says:

    And from 26 December onwards Amazon.com will NO LONGER ship to Switzerland. Citinf new local tax regulations which would require them to collect TVA. They are taking the easy way out. I blame both greedy Swiss tax authorities and kazy amazon. What a world, building walls. Does Trump own amazon?

  59. Benjamin Dobie says:

    From what I’ve been tracking (with the help of honey and camelcamelcamel), I think this is the best price ever in the US.

    • CDP says:

      indeed. camel has both saved and cost me a good amount of money over the years. selfishly i’m worried this alert/post will wipe out any further price drops but that’s part of the game, i guess.

    • Benjamin Dobie says:

      It’s now EVEN CHEAPER! $89.25 (USD)! HOLY SMOKES.

  60. phantomengineer says:

    Just contemplated an order for the White Album Super Deluxe. £100.43 with the import tax deposit, so about £25.00 cheaper that amazon.uk, where it is, coincidentally, currently temporarily out of stock. Still available though at roughly the same price in total from secondary sellers.
    Tempted, but having shelled out for the Bobbie Gentry, Sgt Peppers, The Jam’s Setting Sons, and King Crimson’s Thrak – this last post free collection from Burning Shed HQ – in the last couple of weeks, if but all at lovely, low prices as highlighted here, and given I still haven’t fully worked my way through More Blood, More Tracks, and the Grateful Dead, Pacific North West 19 disc thing, I may well have to pass.
    It’s still sitting in my checkout though, just in case!!

    • Stephen Hance says:

      Did you get a good price for Bobby Gentry? Where?

      • phantomengineer says:

        As of the middle of last week, the Bobbie Gentry looked like it was disappearing: out of stock at amazon.uk and elsewhere, and prices were starting to hike on all the other usual sites. Although a fan, and owner of vinyl copies of just about all the albums, I’d kept putting off getting it, as other things replaced it at the top of my wants list. So, what looked like the start of its disappearance from the shelves forced my hand, and I ordered it from amazon.com for about the same price as you could originally get it here, having discovered from Steve Hoffman’s website that a batch were being transferred to the US, given that apparently it was only issued in the UK, and amazon.com clearly having underestimated demand for it across the water.
        It’s actually arrived today, and is a thing of great beauty. Having checked amazon.uk this afternoon, it’s still out of stock there, and only now available from secondary sellers. The batch they had at amazon.com are similarly, seemingly gone already, and so I think I made the right decision. I missed out on the Nilsson and Ry Cooder box sets originally, and was very fortunate to get them both for a song from e-bay. I’ve now learnt my lesson!
        Snap it up while you can!

        • phantomengineer says:

          Further note viz-a-viz the Bobbie Gentry box set, and its availability….

          Andrew Batt who is one of the compilers of the set, and a regular poster on the Steve Hoffman website, posted this on Friday last, “If you really want this, it’s a no brainer – I would definitely pay more and get it now; I haven’t had any confirmation yet that a third reprint is planned, so my advice is don’t delay! I’ll be pushing for another print run as demand still seems to be there, but ultimately its not my call”. He’d previously posted, “We in the UK knew there would be interest, it was the U.S. that badly underestimated demand – we tried to explain, convince and chide – to no avail. Without that backing the amount we could print would of necessity be less. Putting it politely, we were very disappointed the US did not believe in this release, but there you are… That said, we have also been surprised that it has been received so well- you just can’t always predict these things – as @Mazzy intimates an 8cd box set on Bobbie Gentry didn’t instantly seem like a big seller, we knew fans would want it, but this has managed to reach people outside her immediate fan base which is actually quite unusual for a box set of an artist like Bobbie”.
          So, as I said, probably best to get it while you can. Ridiculous though as celebrated as Mojo magazine’s re-issue of the year!

        • Davey B says:

          I picked up Bobbie Gentry off Music Magpie yesterday for £63 and free postage. Worth checking if they still have them.

          • KevinK says:

            Still available at that great price from MM this morning – finally pulled the trigger having watched the price go up and down on Amazon for a few weeks! Thanks for the tip.

          • phantomengineer says:

            Half a dozen or so left at Music Magpie on ebay.uk for £63.09, them having sold – it says – over fifty. I’d snap it while you can!

          • Ian Ellis says:

            Great tip. I grabbed one just now as Amazon UK seem to be waiting (perhaps indefinitely) for stock. Got to be honest and say that I was not aware of her music at all until it started being mentioned on here. Considering her low profile for most of my adult life, I can see why. Love the demos I’ve heard on spotify. Such a great voice and she is so close to the mike that it sounds like she is in the same room. The box looks a lovely item and £63 was the price paid. Plenty to discover I reckon on those 8 discs.

  61. Jim Cargill says:

    Brilliant, cost $102.50 (£78 approx) shipped to a US address. Thanks for the heads up!

  62. Matt Nicholls says:

    £100 for the White Album SDE once you factor in shipping to the UK (via the cheapest option) and the “import fees deposit.” So not quite as good as the recent Amazon.DE offer – and good luck getting it across the pond without the fragile plastic slipcase getting trashed.

  63. Malcolm Jackson says:

    Be warned though! I ordered the Roxy Music box at a good price but had a £20 import charge slapped on it by customs.

    • Martin says:

      Yeah that’s the only thing for me too – I picked up the Bowie museum coloured vinyl releases and had a mage customs charge. I guess it depends how much you want it but without that the prices are brilliant

    • Jason T says:

      From the US to the U.K.? I’ve never been assessed an import charge from the U.K. to the US.

      • Wayne Olsen says:

        Me neither. Just a minimal charge from my credit card bank

      • The Geordie Expat says:

        That’s beacause (thankfully) the USA doesn’t have a national (Federal) sales tax like VAT. Sales taxes are levied on a state by state basis, ocasionally with Cities and Counties getting a piece of the action. The taxes vary from 0% to 10%.
        Most (if not all) states have no way of knowing when items enter and exit and rely on consumers voluntarily declaring imports for sales taxes. . . .
        The USA does have import duty but for items worth less than $2,500 it is rarely charged.

        • Paul Thomson says:

          Interesting stuff on the import duties. As the White Album is one of my Top 10 of all time I decided to spring for the Japanese release as it was SHM-CD and as I was one of the first orderers I received a WA poster. Initial postal charges meant it would cost around £150. I thought that was acceptable. Then when the actual SDE was released I was charged a further £20+ due to the weight and then received a bill from the shipping company too for yet another £40+!!! This brought total shipping to nearly £100. Thankfully I got the seperate shipping charge refunded, but the whole thing was a bit of a messy ‘mare. Won’t be doing that again unless it is through something like the Amazon scheme.

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