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The ‘classic’ German 3-for-2 is back

Third box set FREE in German deal – This promotion has now ended

The 3-for-2 deal in Amazon Germany in 2017 has gone down in SDE folklore. It was the deal to rule all deals. The deal by which all deals are judged. Well, it has reappeared a few times a year since then, and while the original has never been matched, it is available again right now!

Just like the US deal of earlier this week (which is still going) physical music fans get the third item free on a massive selection of products including physical music sets from

Usual rules apply: purchases must be direct from Amazon (no marketplace) and you can do multiples of three.

This isn’t just a music deal, so you can mix and match, but here is the full list of everything and this is just the physical music list. However, as usual SDE presents some highlights below; popular CD and vinyl box sets from the past few years that we think you’ll be interested in, including The Beatles, U2, Roger Waters, Depeche Mode, Howard Jones, Bob Dylan, ABBA, Dire Straits, The Police, The Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, Paul Weller, Peter Gabriel, Elton John and more…

Ultravox / Vienna 40th anniversary 5CD+DVD box set

Ultravox / Vienna 4CD+DVD box set

Prince / Sign O’ The Times  2 x blu-ray + 2 x DVD set

Brilliant German-exclusive deluxe of the Sign O’ The Times film.
This is the re-formatted ‘mediabook’ edition, but the content is the same as the original version.

Lloyd Cole / Cleaning Out The Ashtrays  4CD box set

Superb B-sides and rarities collection with music from 1989-2006. Good companion to the Lloyd Cole in New York box set.

Talk Talk  / It’s My Life  purple vinyl LP

The Colour of Spring (vinyl+DVD) and The Party’s Over (vinyl LP), also in the deal.

Japan / Tin Drum 2LP half-speed mastered

Japan  / Tin Drum  half-speed mastered 2LP vinyl

Elvis Presley / Elvis in Nashville  4CD box set

The Beatles / 1967-1970  2LP vinyl

2014 reissue cut from the original analogue masters

David Bowie / Metrobolist: The Man Who Sold The World remixed by Tony Visconti

David Bowie / Metrobolist ‘random’ coloured vinyl

Simple Minds / Street Fighting Years 4CD box set

Simple Minds / Street Fighting Years 4CD super deluxe

Elton John / Goodbye Yellow Brick Road super deluxe edition box set

Elton John / Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 4CD+DVD super deluxe

The Divine Comedy / Casanova vinyl reissue

Victory for the Comic Muse, Regeneration, Absent Friends, Office Politics, Fin de Siecle and Promenade vinyl also in the deal.

The Cranberries / No Need to Argue 2LP vinyl reissue

Includes bonus LP of B-sides.

Derek and the Dominos / Layla 2CD reissue

This is the NEW 50th anniversary deluxe.

Kate Bush / Before The Dawn 4LP vinyl

Kate Bush / Before The Dawn 4LP vinyl

The National / High Violet 3LP deluxe vinyl

Stone Temple Pilots / Purple 3CD+LP super deluxe edition

Stone Temple Pilots / Purple 3CD+LP super deluxe

 

Pink Floyd / The Best of the Later Years 2LP vinyl

The Moody Blues / Live at the BBC 1967-1970  3LP coloured vinyl

The Cult / Sonic Temple 30th anniversary 5CD

Blue Oyster Cult / The Columbia Albums Collection 17CD box

Nick Cave / Lovely Creatures 3LP vinyl

Push the Sky Away 2LP vinyl also in the deal

PJ Harvey / To Bring You My Love vinyl reissue

Push the Sky Away 2LP vinyl also in the deal

 

David Bowie / Space Oddity vinyl picture disc

The Band / Music From Big Pink 2LP vinyl

Features Bob Clearmountain’s 2018 stereo remix.

Pet Shop Boys / Hotspot

Pet Shop Boys / Hotspot gatefold vinyl

The Doors / Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine 2LP vinyl

The Doors 50th anniversary deluxe also in the deal.

Black Sabbath / The Ultimate Collection 4LP gold vinyl

George Harrison / Live in Japan 2LP vinyl

David Gilmour / Live in Pompeii 4LP vinyl

Frankie Goes To Hollywood / Welcome To The Pleasuredome / Art Of The Album reissue

Frankie Goes To Hollywood / Welcome to the Pleasuredome 2LP vinyl

BMG’s ‘Art of the Album’ edition

Steve Winwood / Greatest Hits Live vinyl LP

Roxy Music  / Live 3LP+2CD

Bob Marley & The Wailers  / Babylon By Bus 2LP vinyl

The Beatles  / 1 2LP vinyl

John Lennon  / Imagine: Ultimate Mixes 2LP vinyl

The new Gimme Some Truth 2CD set also in the deal.

Hans Zimmer  / Live in Prague 4LP coloured vinyl

The blu-ray of this is also in the deal.

George Michael  / Last Christmas soundtrack 2LP vinyl

Deep Purple / Whoosh!  CD+DVD mediabook

Guns N’ Roses / Greatest Hits 2LP vinyl

Tears For Fears / Rule The World: Greatest Hits 2LP vinyl

The Beatles / Abbey Road 50th anniversary edition 3LP vinyl box

The Beatles / Abbey Road 3LP deluxe

Wilco / Summerteeth 4CD deluxe

Being There 5CD deluxe also in the deal

Lloyd Cole in New York: Collected Recordings 1988-1996

Lloyd Cole  / In New York: Collected Recordings 1988-1996 6CD box

Elliot Smith / 25th anniversary 2LP vinyl edition

Elliot Smith  25th anniversary 2LP bookset

2CD expanded version also in the deal.

Phil Collins /  Take A Look At Me Now 8CD set

Kraftwerk / Man-Machine coloured vinyl

Trans-Europe Express, Autobahn, Tour de France, and The Mix coloured vinyl editions also in the deal!

Peter Gabriel / Live in Athens 2LP vinyl

Plays Live vinyl also in the deal along with the Secret World blu-ray.

R.E.M. / In Time: 1988-2003 2LP vinyl

Prince / Up All Nite With Prince 5CD set

Ultimate Rave 2CD+DVD set also in the deal.

Joni Mitchell / Live at Canterbury House 1967 3LP vinyl

Focus / Hocus Pocus Box

Focus / Hocus Pocus 13CD box

Fleetwood Mac 1969-1974 8CD box

The Rolling Stones / Steel Wheels Live 2CD+blu-ray

2CD+DVD also in the deal

Depeche Mode / A Broken Frame: The 12″ Singles

Speak and Spell: The 12″ Singles also in the deal.

Depeche Mode / Video Singles Collection (3x DVD)

Nick Mason's A Saucerful of Secrets / Live at the Roundhouse

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets / Live at the Roundhouse 3LP vinyl

The blu-ray of Live at the Roundhouse is also in the deal.

Dire Straits / The Studio Albums 1978-1991 6CD set

The Doors / Morrison Hotel 50th anniversary

The Doors / Morrison Hotel 2CD+LP super deluxe

Bob Dylan / Live 1975: Rolling Thunder Revue 3LP vinyl box

Bootleg Series Vol 1-3 five LP vinyl box also in the deal

Cocteau Twins / Treasure Hiding 4CD set

ABBA / Super Trouper half-speed mastered vinyl

ABBA / Super Trouper 2LP half-speed master

7″ Super Trouper singles box also in the deal

U2 / All That You Can’t Leave Behind 2LP vinyl

2CD deluxe of the same album also in the deal, along with iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live in Paris blu-ray.

Alanis Morissette / Such Pretty Forks in the Road

Alanis Morissette / Such Pretty Forks in the Road CD

Kylie Minogue / Disco deluxe CD

The Police / Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings 6CD set

The Rolling Stones / Goats Head Soup 2CD deluxe

Bruce Springsteen / Western Stars 2LP coloured vinyl

Roger Waters / US + THEM 3LP vinyl

The blu-ray of US+THEM is also in the deal or you can opt for the DVD version. Also The Wall: Live in Berlin special edition DVD is in the deal.

Paul Weller / Other Aspects: Live at the Royal Festival Hall

Paul Weller / Other Aspects: Live 3LP+DVD

Paul McCartney / Flaming Pie 2LP half-speed mastered vinyl edition / Archive Collection reissue

Paul McCartney / Flaming Pie 2LP vinyl

Jimi Hendrix / Electric Ladyland 50th anniversary super deluxe edition

Jimi Hendrix / Electric Ladyland 3CD+blu-ray

The Rolling Stones / Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus 2CD+blu-ray+DVD box

 

Mel & Kim 7CD box set

Whitesnake / Slide It In 7CD+DVD ultimate edition

The Mothers 1970 4CD box set

 

Simon and Garfunkel / Complete Albums Collection 12CD set

The Traveling Wilburys Collection 2CD+DVD

Hans Zimmer / Insterstellar 4LP expanded

Toyah & The Humans / Noise in Your Head 4CD+DVD anthology signed

Toyah & The Humans / Noise in Your Head 4CD+DVD

Howard Jones / Cross That Line 3CD+DVD

One to One super deluxe also in the deal!

Mercury Rev / The Secret Migration 5CD box set

 

Marc Bolan / Dandy in the Underworld 3CD set

The Rolling Stones / Beggars Banquet 50th anniversary vinyl set

Soundgarden / Live From The Artists Den 4LP vinyl

Taste / I’ll Remember 4CD box

INXS / Live Baby Live: Wembley Stadium 4K blu-ray

4K blu-rays are not region locked. Standard Blu-ray+2CD also in the deal.

110 responses to The ‘classic’ German 3-for-2 is back

  1. Michael says:

    Amazon US are doing the 3 for 2 again. Some big box sets are included like Abbey Road, lots of Stones, REM, The Human League vinyl box, U2’s new box… and probably a lot more.

  2. marek says:

    the deal seems to be over now.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Indeed. Not sure exactly what time it ended…

      • KevinK says:

        It finished at 6pm local time (5pm BST) – I was browsing to try to complete another trio at the time but suddenly found the offer was over. IIRC previous German 3 for 2 offers have also finished at a similar time.

  3. daeron25 says:

    The promotion has ended. Sadly, i could not see it before now.

  4. CJ Feeney says:

    It’s over.

  5. noodles says:

    deal is no longer available. 6 hours before midnight. 22.11.

  6. KevinK says:

    Main 3 for 2 deal deal is over, but there’s still a 3 for €25 deal until 29th Nov.

  7. Mark says:

    Lot of Brian Eno and Peter Gabriel vinyl at the €11/12 mark.

    • Beechlander says:

      Lots of vinyl deals in general..almost too much to browse through! I plugged in a few LPs (Animals,
      Colour of Spring, So, Scary Monsters, 101) I’d had my eyes on for a while and they were all in the deal – fantastic.

  8. Daniel says:

    Thanks! I bought 2 LP from Divine Comedy and the Bowie Metrobolist and received ….the white :-)!

  9. Mike D says:

    They let me join Amazon Prime .de so did not have to even pay shipping and I received the items the next day!

    • Poptones says:

      It depends where you live.

      I think Austria, Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland
      (maybe Poland) are eligible for free prime shipping but not the rest of Europe.

      For France. UK, Italy, etc. I don’t think you can. I mean you can subscribe but they will charge you shipping if the adress is in the UK, France, etc. Even if you’re a prime member.

      • KevinK says:

        I’m in the UK and was offered a 30-day Prime trial by Amazon.de – and got free shipping on all my 3-for-2 orders (most of which arrived next day as actually despatched from the UK). I think this might be a recent change though, as when I looked into it previously the free shipping only applied to addresses in Germany and a few neighbouring countries.

        Probably worth mentioning that this offer ends today (22nd Nov).

        • John says:

          Yes, it had ended moe. Was a good run, thought!

        • Poptones says:

          Same for me. I was offered a free one month trial but they still charged me shipping on every order I made during this Amazing 3 for 2 deal.

          I’m in France right now (not the UK) so maybe there’s a difference between France and the UK. As shipping was approx only an additionnel €1 per item, it was acceptable but I wish it was free shipping. Most items were coming from France anyway because I received them one day after dispatch and tracking showed it was coming from a northern France Amazon warehouse. So I really don’t know why they still charged shipping.
          As I ordered multiple items I thought maybe it was because of that but I just tried an order for one LP (with prime eligibility) and they were still charging me shipping (I cancelled that test order after).

          I’m going to email them about shipping and Prime status.

  10. Beechlander says:

    Beggars Banquet Anniversary set is coming up with an extra €7.75 off voucher making it under €28 which is around £25. Not sure if voucher appears for everyone or if it still applies when you add BB as part of the 3 for 2 but good price if that’s all you want.

  11. David Elliott says:

    Great deal, thanks for the info Paul. I’ve bought 3 lots so far.

    Sigur Ros – Takk
    Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
    Interstellar Soundtrack

    Jeff Buckley – Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk
    UNKLE – Psyence Fiction
    Kate Bush – 50 Words For Snow

    The Cure – Three Imaginary Boys
    The Cure – Join The Dots
    The Cure – Cureation 25 (Blu Ray)

  12. Richard S says:

    Noticed that the Prince Sign O The Times Media Book DVD/Bluray thing is in this promotion:
    https://amzn.to/3kRVRvF

  13. Bazzz says:

    I’m sorry. Maybe I’m a numpty but I can’t find the search function in the 3 fur 2 section. Can’t go through entire catalogue looking for stuff – again. And I’d really love to avail of this deal.

  14. Clive James says:

    Ordered 45 records, in similar price bundles. Shipping surprisingly low.

  15. Phil says:

    Picked up 6 Divine Comedy vinyl albums for the equivalent of £16.35 each – result!

  16. Andy says:

    Well I ordered yesterday at 16:00 and the 3 items arrived this morning at 8am, wow that’s quick all the way from Germany

    • Phil says:

      It won’t have come from Germany – Amazon have a weird way of distribution but it’s almost certainly from a UK fulfilment centre

  17. Poptones says:

    It’s probably the 3rd or 4th deal for Simple Minds Street Fighting Years SDE. First it was available on Amazon France and DE and JPC for approx €22-25 and now if you buy 2 you can get one free. I bought it one month ago thinking the price would go up quickly and it’s still available at the same discounted price.

    I wonder why this box set’s price has been cut by almost 40% only after 6 months ? The record label overestimated demand ? Covid crisis ? Or is it simply the fact it only contains 4 CDs (and no DVD or BR) ?

    Surprising because Simple Minds previous SDEs have been out of print after one year and now you’d have to pay €100+ on Discogs or Ebay if you want to buy one of them.

    • Klaus says:

      @Poptones:

      Imho the previous SM-SDE’s had stronger source material, so probably: Yes, the label overestimated demand.
      I bought it mid-April on Amazon.de for 36 EUR and thought that was a good deal but if i’d known that it would come down more than 10 EUR from that price only half a year later i’d waited.

      As you might have already assumed i’m a fan of the band but don’t think this among their finest work, wanted it more for completist reasons.

  18. David Brown says:

    I picked Steven Wilson’s Home Invasion Vinyl at €38.30 as one of my three. Unless I missed I have not seen mention of this in other posts. Seems a good price.

    I was quite pleased at the postage total of €5.71. It could be that UK prime members get a better rate.

    Finally, just before hitting the buy button I noticed an offer. This being buy a €50 gift card and get €6 credit. I held off buying the vinyl and bought a digital €50 gift card for myself. Sure enough the gift card arrived , with the credit appearing a few minutes later. I then bought the vinyl and used the gift card and credit in part payment. This offer may be account specific. The offer can only be used once. Still credit covered postage.

  19. eric slangen says:

    For the German and Dutch (living at the border) fans, you can choose allmost everything they have on Mediamarkt.de, also 3 for 2.
    And you even can pick them up on the store you want.

    Just got :
    -Rolling Stones – Let it bleed – superdeluxe
    -New Order – Power and – superdeluxe
    – Alan parsons – Ammonia – superdeluxe.

    I’m happy.

  20. Donal O'Connell says:

    I echo the sentiment that it was shrewd of Amazon.de to keep adding to the offer.

    I had was hooked in to order a second lot as I had skipped PJ Harvey latest reissues in the midst of all the RSD drops. Got To Bring you my love and demo version and John Parish Collaboration, Nick Cave – Lovely Creatures, Springsteen – The Rising, Western Stars – songs from the film and then outside of the offer Western Stars on Black Vinyl for €12.

    Thanks again for the heads up Paul.

  21. Mathew Lauren says:

    Thanks for putting this list together, Paul

    +1

  22. Allan says:

    Very shrewd that Amazon.de keeps changing the items on offer :)
    I’ve now ordered on three separate days…would have never ordered everything all at once…so they got me once again :)

    I ordered
    three of the Kraftwerk 2020 vinyl re-releases

    Then a day later
    Nirvana live at MTV 20th anniversary double vinyl
    JJ Cale – Collected triple vinyl
    Metallica S&M triple vinyl.

    And just now
    Black Crowes/Jimmy Page Live at the Greek Triple audiophile vinyl
    Rolling Stones from the Vault Sticky Fingers Live 3Lp + DVD box
    Def Leppard Live at Planet Hollywood 3LP

    I’ll probably be back tomorrow…

  23. Ruud R says:

    I used the search button within the deal. So I could enter my wishlist.
    Ordered only one boxset, Pink Floyd The early years 1967 – 1972. King Crimson – Discipline cd and This Mortal Coil – Filigree & Shadow (uhqcd) cd. For a nice total under €30!

  24. Seweryn says:

    There is another 3-4-2 promotion on amazon DE at same time. With longer term – till 12th of December 2020 but with smaller items selection
    https://amzn.to/2UAVeM9

    We can’t combine items from it with another one Paul posted

  25. Bruno says:

    Another bargain – Before the beginning vol 2 – Fleetwood Mac – Triple LP is EUR 16.95 on Amazon.de. Next day delivery if you live in Germany. Cheaper than the cd !!!

  26. Len Read says:

    There are different albums being listed every day on this deal so keep checking . For example, the entire “classic” period Uriah Heap suddenly appeared overnight, all on 180gm vinyl, along with the first King Crimson album , Blind Faith and the Weird Scenes inside the Goldmine double from the Doors amongst others. Also from what I can see, all Eva Cassidy albums including Songbird. And all each under €20 euros anyway. Fill your boots! Also the 2o percent off with code on eBay is still around. You can get the triple vinyl Joni Mitchell Canterbury House live for £36 with free postage from Music Magpie. It’s £48 on Amazon,

  27. Andrew C says:

    Unbelievably I’ve been offered 30 day free Amazon Prime with next day. They must be shipping from the UK, but who cares, a fantastic deal.

  28. Cornelius says:

    Hi Paul. Amazon Germany –
    I’ve ordered two Small Faces vinyl LP’S, plus ‘Devotion’ by Jessie Ware, also on vinyl, for a delivered price of £18.87.
    Also, I’ve noticed that new items are being added to the 3-4-2. Over the past few days, ‘Low’ on vinyl by David Bowie, wasn’t in the offer but it is today.
    Cheers!

  29. Oliver says:

    Sade “This Far” box set is currently available for € 170 at saturn.de in Germany. They also do run a 3 for 2 sale.

  30. Carlos says:

    As others have pointed out, you need to take into account that thr limited flights due to the pandemic make shipping options much more expensive now, so maybe it’ will be a no-deal for many, it’ll depend on the saving you get.

  31. Si Rogers says:

    Daft question but never ordered from Germany before .Any hidden charges such as vat or import duty I should be aware of in shipping to the Uk
    Keep up the good work Paul.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Not at the moment, no.

    • KevinK says:

      No import duty (yet!), but Amazon automatically adjusts for the difference in VAT rates (where applicable) which usually adds a few pence per item – VAT was 19% in Germany, 20% in UK for example. There was a recent reduction to 16% in Germany (due to COVID-19) but I’m not sure whether this reduction applied to all categories of goods.

      • Dennis says:

        it applies to almost every category including media (cd/tape/vinyl/dvd/bd) which is at the moment 16%.
        It is different with books due to an extremely useless and stupid law in German with set prices on books and magazines (the vat advantage there goes to the seller not the buyer).

  32. Andrew Ritchie says:

    Actually steered away from box sets on this occasion and picked up a couple of The National on vinyl and Matt Beringer’s solo… with postage, £14.25 each…

  33. Bruno says:

    It’s a good time to be in Germany – although Amazon.de have 3 for 2 on many items below around EUR 50, Saturn / Mediamarkt have no limit on the price – Queen coloured box is in the deal etc etc. Allows you to buy over priced boxes at OK prices. Picked up 2 Led Zep Super Deluxe Boxes with the new Jimi Hendrix Live Box Set for free.

  34. Wayne C says:

    Could some kind soul explain how this works I added 3 vinyl box sets to my basket which were in the 3/2 deal and it showed a grand total of £150 plus! with no discounts applied at all?, and that was on the section were you click buy now?.

    • kid992 says:

      Unfortunately there are items where the 3 for 2 message appears on items that are not in the deal it is also constantly changing go to the main deal page here

      https://amzn.to/2H4Ryz4

      All the items you see on that page should be in the deal. As you add items to your basket it will say mid top right “Your order qualifies for this promotion” . “You have “x” items from this promotion in basket.” and shows the full price before discount is added on the last page

  35. Len Read says:

    Top man Paul. Thank you! Solid Air half speed master , Lamb Lies Down and Machine Head both remastered vinyl, £43 the lot including postage
    My pal snagged Taste 4CD box, Doors complete album box and Back Street Crawler 4 disc set for just under £50 delivered. Cheers!

  36. Adrien says:

    Hi, it doesn’t work for me. I’m in France.

  37. CJ Feeney says:

    Just last week I bought 9 classical box sets in Am.de’s 3 for €25 offer. I know if I buy anything in this offer its not likely to get played. My listening pile is quite big at the moment.

    David Gilmour at Pompeii is available in both 4LP and 2CD/2BluRay editions by the way.

  38. ian says:

    kurt vile, dermot kennedy, sonic youth goo, jessie ware all less than tenner too

  39. Shane says:

    Yes about that, why would shipping rated go up during C19 anyway, it’s not like people are getting paid more! Or stuff gets shipped faster. Sorry but proper wtf?

    • Gerbrand says:

      It’s quite logical shipping costs are higher. Air freight transport has been severely disrupted and reduced due to obvious reasons. Logistic services in general (warehouses, road and train transport, staff absence / sickness) are hit by travel restrictions, social distancing and other regulations. On the other hand online sales have increased due to people staying at home.

      So think before you shout.

      • LowPop says:

        High shipping costs have been pretty universal when ordering from another country other than your own. Most online shops are willing to work with you. Resident has been great to work with as they will hold my preorders, ship when a group of them are ready to go and then they’ll refund/credit the difference. They, and I’m sure many others, calculate default shipping on a per item basis at checkout. They haven’t figured out how to combine shipping for multiple items when checking out. I had an order for quite a few items that came to £400 and the shipping was over £200 at checkout. I reached out to them and when all was said/done, the total shipping went down to less than £60.

        The various Amazons have been trying to figure out this new international shipping thing for some time now. For awhile, if you were in the US, you couldn’t preorder anything from the UK, Germany, etc. Still can’t from Canada. UK had a time where only priority shipping was available. Germany had reasonable rates after they lifted the “item not available for shipping in your area” policy; however, they’ve dramatically increased their standard shipping rates to the US over the past few weeks.

        This deal is tempting as there’s quite a different selection compared to the US deal. For those of us stateside I’m afraid the best we can do is put together combos of 3 where the savings come close to canceling out the shipping costs.

        • Derek Langsford says:

          Amazn.de shipping per item has skyrocketed. Used to be under €5 (if I recall correctly) and now it is €16.96 per item. It’s not been as bad as Amazon UK (£3.08 to £6.94) but if you are price conscious, it is a factor in one’s purchasing strategy and likely explains why the Amazon.de 3 for 2 deals may not necessarily be much of a deal. Would be interesting to see how Amazon.de compares to JPC now.

          Another thing: it looks like Amazon UK are charging US state sales tax on items after they remove VAT but adding in postage and packing. One, that is new and unprecedented, two, US sales taxes are not typically applied to p&p.

          • Richard koloda says:

            wowo good thing i ordered it saturday –I have not seen it but always found in some cases that the saved sales tax more than makes up for the shipping.

          • Richard koloda says:

            depending on state law as to whether p&P is subject to state sales tax –in Ohio it is.

  40. Inner Space says:

    “The 3-for-2 deal in Amazon Germany in 2017 has gone down in SDE folklore. It was the deal to rule all deals. The deal by which all deals are judged.”

    This is true…..although by my account this was in late 2018 – December to be precise. And I have invoices to prove it. :)

      • Chris Squires says:

        There was a period where the separate 3for2 deals came thick and fast. A week here, then off. then a couple more weeks all depending on what Saturn did.
        Having checked my records (pun intended) there were 4 major ones that were expensive for me.

        September 2017 – 21 items bought (Abba solo on coloured / Eno) small items mainly
        December 2017 – hard on the heels no fewer than 8 weeks later we had a pre-xmas deal – 21 items bought
        Jan 2018 – 18 items bought only 3 weeks after the Dec 3 for 2
        Feb 2019 – 18 items bought

        I think what distinguished, certainly the Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 deals were that pretty much every single SDE we had been mithering over for the last year or two was in the deal. In one order I had Beatles in Stereo Vinyl / Ten Years War / Pink Floyd Early Years which, according to the invoice, saved me £250. There is nothing so grand in this current deal (unless I am doing something wrong). So there were things like Howard Jones / Yazoo / ELO singles box, lots in the £90 – £120 mark let alone the big £300 boxes and there is nothing in the current deal over 59Euro.

        So yes, they are having a 3for2 Jim, but not as we know it.

      • Poptones says:

        He’s probably talking about the 5 for 3 deal of may 2018. I just checked my Amazon account and the date of my order is june, 1, 2018. I bought 5 items (including 3 Wire Deluxe 3CD box sets) .

        This 5 for 3 was a great opportunity in terms of free items (two instead of one) but not a lot of box sets (mainly LPs or small box sets). I think the 2017 3 for 2 was better as more pricey box sets were available in the deal (Bowie, Dylan, Beatles, Smiths box sets).

  41. matz666 says:

    I don‘t get that fixed in my account. I have 3 items in my basket which are qualified for the deal, but it doesn‘t work. Where do I see the discount, only if I purchase the items or earlier in the process?

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      You see the discount at the very end of the process

    • Juerie says:

      Here , too.

      Put in my basket
      Porcupine Tree “Sky moves…”
      Porcupine Tree “sunday of Life”
      Pineapple Thief ” Hold our Fire”

      All three qualified for the promotion, but no discount at the checkout. Its strange, because i tried to put every vinyl from above, alone three times in my basket, I would get a discount.

    • Kim says:

      I have experienced the same issue. Have been in contact with Amazon, and apparently there are technical issues with some items, resulting in the discount not being given. Currently, they don’t know when this will be fixed. However, they told me they will issue a refund for the missing discount afterwards if I wanted to place the order…

  42. RMI says:

    It’s a pity the New Order boxsets aren’t included….

  43. Quante says:

    I could really do with the A to Z listing of this offer that one kind reader has been able to supply in the past events. It must exist, but seems elusive to find.

    Here’s another contribution to the long list of potential purchases – Joni Mitchell 4 X LP

    https://amzn.to/36zKzag

    • Heraldo says:

      Hi Quante

      I did look earlier to provide that very link. However it seems to not be available as a set of pages this time.
      There is an A-Z list on the left hand side and you can build-up your own focused pages of qualifying releases for your favoured artists but annoyingly the list scrolls back to the top each time and you need to press “see more” and scroll back down for each selection.
      Sorry – not too easy to describe but hopefully you can work it out.

    • Chris says:

      It’s easy!
      Use Paul’s link “full list”
      If you use a mobile device change to desktopversion.
      Choose “CDs&Vinyl” on the left of the screen.
      Scroll down to “Artist” and click “see more”.
      After that you have a A-Z list.
      The only thing is, you always have to click “see more” after a selection.

  44. Marc K. says:

    Best of:
    R.E.M. 2LP
    Lenny Kravitz 2LP
    Tears for Fears 2LP
    30,46 euro’s, postage included to Holland.
    Great!

  45. Steven Roberts says:

    You can mix and match CDs, LPs, DVD, blu-rays… don’t ignore the music vids!

    INXS Live 4K is also in the deal! :-

    https://amzn.to/3kwWRF6

  46. Dajong says:

    If you live in Germany there is the same promotion on saturn.de and mediamarkt.de.
    The big advantage is that the promotion is almost on every music and dvd/blu-ray item except for most of the pre-orders.
    End of the promotion november 22nd.

  47. plasket says:

    I wish their pre-COVID international shipping rates would come back.

  48. Derek Langsford says:

    Be careful.

    I looked at three sets:

    Howard Jones – Cross That Line Deluxe
    Howard Jones – One to One Deluxe
    Fleetwood Mac (1969-1974)

    Amazon.de 3 for 2 – came to €98.56 delivered to USA

    €98.56 = £88.37.

    I went to Amazon UK, put the same items in my basket, no 3 for 2 deal – total £86.75

    So the same items would be cheaper from Amazon UK without the 3 for 2 than Amazon.de with the 3 for 2.

    As I said, be careful. Though clearly some deals are to be had, especially on vinyl.

    • Tracey says:

      Good point Derek. I put an order together for 24 items that are in the amazon.de 3-for-2 promotion and saw that the discount didn’t make up for the extremely high shipping to the US.

    • SimonP says:

      Sounds like Amazon. They employ similar tictacs on Prime Day and Black Friday. Put all the prices up then drop them to where they already were to make it look like you’re getting an amazing discount on the day.

  49. Martin says:

    Beatles SDE Vinyl, Doors SDE and Dave Gilmour Pompei Vinyl for £115 that will do nicely – Thanks Paul

  50. Tom M says:

    I had the Dire Sraits and Police box sets with the Nick Mason blu-ray in the cart but I can’t believe the shipping. Almost $28 to the US, unreal. Never had to pay those crazy amounts before, a deal killer.

  51. Rob says:

    Thanks Paul,

    I browsed through the list and got myself:
    Bob Dylan – Travelin’ Through 1967 1969 – the Bootleg series Volume 15 (3-CD)
    Cocteau Twins – Treasure Hiding – The Fontana Years (4-CD Box)
    Simple Minds – Street Fighting Years (Super Deluxe) (4-CD Boxset)

    For a total price of €49,44. That’s €16,50 per set.
    Thats a very early Black Friday deal for me :)
    Very happy with this!

  52. Cornelius says:

    Excellent! Ordered three of the recent Kraftwerk coloured vinyl LP’s for £45, including p&p. X

  53. Prince Fan says:

    Wilco:

    Summerteeth (Deluxe Edition) –

    https://amzn.to/2IyPKyK

    Being There (Deluxe Edition) –

    https://amzn.to/2IAxMvV

  54. Marcus D says:

    Great Post and thanks again for all your hard work in posting these deals – much appreciated.

    Just wanted to add that Simple Minds Street Fighting Years Super Deluxe is also part of the 3 for 2 deal.

  55. Prince Fan says:

    Prince:

    Up All Nite –

    https://amzn.to/3nntg2Q

    Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic –

    https://amzn.to/2IEtinI

  56. Paul says:

    Followed link and entered three but still get charged full price. Is there some code that I missing?

    • James F says:

      Me too. Tried a few combinations and the discount wasn’t applied at all. Ggrr.

    • Tom M says:

      Which three did you enter? They must all be sold and shipped by Amazon, no third party sellers.

    • Lee Realgone says:

      Same here. What am I doing wrong?

      • Paul Sinclair says:

        The discount only comes off at the very last step of the process.

      • John Connolly says:

        There seems to be two separate 3 for 2 deals on Amazon.de that aren’t rss as liking to each other.

        If you select, say, Joni Mitchell’s live 1967 LP it’ll tell you it’s 3 for 2. Then click on the ‘other items in the promo’, select ‘CD and Vinyl’ and take a note of some of the titles.

        Then select the Dylan bootleg 1-3 and again it’ll tell you it’s 3 for 2. But if you click on the ‘other items in the promo’ it’ll bring you to a different list.

        So, I had Bob 1-3, abbey road, and Joni but it wouldn’t give me the discount. If I replace Joni with, Lloyd Cole or Morrison Hotel or Hendrix, it offers the discount.

        I’ve been on to Amazon about it this morning and they don’t understand it either.

        Fun!

  57. Dave Adams says:

    Thanks Paul, picked up the 3 live Peter Gabriel’s for €57 delivered, nice one…

  58. Nathan Thomas says:

    HMV also currently doing a flash 30% off promo on over 4500 vinyl records including some box sets like the Goats Head Soup

    • But they did hike up the prices first.

      • Nathan Thomas says:

        Not really , most of the items I was watching were the same price they had been for months. Some moved out of other promotions like the 2 for £30 & others moved into the 2 for £40 on double albums promo.
        It’s not as if Amazon didn’t hike their prices a week before this promo started & some of the items on the German site still work out more expensive than they are on Amazon UK even after the 3 for 2

  59. kid992 says:

    Very good day for vinyl deals today, on Amazon.de in this 3 for 2 they have

    The Jam In The City LP
    The Small Faces The Small Faces
    Bob Marley & The Wailers Uprising
    The Police Outlandos D’amour &
    Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells

    All for 7-9 Euros before the 3 for 2

    As well as some Kraftwerk German Version Coloured Vinyl LPs 21/22 Euros for single LPS 33/34 Euros for double LPS before the 3 for 2

    and HMV has 30% off vinyl

    including

    Speak & Spell: 12″ Singles Collection & A Broken Frame: 12″ Singles Collection

    Both £24.49 after discount

    and the Beatles Singles Collection £118.99 after discount

    • Roland says:

      I don’t think the ‘Kraftwerk German Version Coloured Vinyl LPs’ are in this deal, they look out of stock. The ones that are in the deal are 3 English-version coloured ones. Just because you’re buying from amazon.de doesn’t mean everything is automatically German :)

  60. BJ says:

    Vinyl’s of the new Bowie release Metrobolist and Kylie’s new Disco album are in the deal.

  61. Robert says:

    Has Amazon UK ever done this 3 for 2 deal?

    • Stan Butler says:

      Does Amazon UK ever do any music deals?

      • Kito says:

        they are changing the deal frequently, sometimes there are 5000 items in it and sometimes only 300. sometimes the deal goes to 15. december and sometimes 22. november. I do not know, why this is the case.
        better is to search on amazon and than look, what is in the deal of every item. when you search in the deal, the records do not get listed in the deal search function.
        i found many vinyls, not in the deal, but got the discount.
        and some hours some are not availabe and after a few hours, they are back again.

    • Alexander Staszko says:

      doing it now but not much in it

  62. Seweryn Góral says:

    I bought a lot of vinyls yesterday, but some mixes simply doesn’t work, don’t know why.
    A lot of LP are rotating, a lot gone from yesterday, a lot of new today. action will take about month, so need to check everyday.

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