Good deals on Amazon.co.uk--updated regularly (Part Three)

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by superstar19, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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  2. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

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  3. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    With the new postal regs, their really aren't ANY good deal for Americans on Amazon.uk. I'm probably & sadly going to check out of this thread until the USA elects a new president.
     
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  4. smartiepants

    smartiepants Senior Member

    Well guess what has turned up today
     
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  5. Omron

    Omron Forum Resident

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  6. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

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    I still haven't managed to get a refund from Amazon, but I'm posting about their new packaging, received a new release today and it was in a paper mailer, no card whatsoever, just the LP in a brown paper mailer offering zero protection, 3 out of 4 corners were creased, if this is a new standard for record packaging I won't be buying any more vinyl from Amazon.
     
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  7. Dan Stephens

    Dan Stephens Forum Resident

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    Not Amazon, but for Motown fans in the UK there's a reasonable deal for pre-order on recordstore.co.uk for this interesting looking Motown: The Complete No. 1s - CD Box Set

    11 CD's, about 190 tracks and a 100 page book (introduction by Smokey Robinson) housed in a Hitsville Motown building box.. it's £46.95 including the postage on the link above and there's seemingly one for £61.75 on Amazon.co.uk but looking around, I think they usually go for £119.
     
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  8. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    Delivery to US adds another $50. So delivered cost is $100.
     
  9. The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man Forum Resident

    But I believe the poster lives in Nottingham.
    :--)
     
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  10. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

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    And this is the Amazon UK thread.
     
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  11. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

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    Yeah, granted. I was just adding that comment for the (many) US people who frequent the UK thread (though not as closely over the past few months, as postage UK->US has gotten bad).
     
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  12. Markyp

    Markyp Forum Resident

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    Maybe even regularly at Big Apple records in Nottingham by his profile pic. :righton:
     
  13. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    There was a time this American bought almost as much from Amazon.UK as from .US. Between postage increases (NOT Amazon's fault), crummy cs & your stories of crummy packaging, those days seem to be gone. I suspect this thread will mostly be of use to UK residents, other than major pricing errors.
     
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  14. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

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    There was a time when I bought as much from Amazon US, the falling exchange rate and postage increases killed it for me so I feel your pain, I don't recall any bad packaging from the US thankfully, I do still have many fantastic box sets from those days though.
     
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  15. gabacabriel

    gabacabriel Forum Resident

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    Postage rates have just dropped on Amazon US. I bought two 4K sets (Jaws and the Apocalypse Now 6 disc box) yesterday and shipping to the UK was 10 bucks.

    A week ago postage for these two sets have been closer to $20. So there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.
     
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  16. Omron

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  17. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member


    Glad UK residents aren't getting screwed anymore, just American ones!
     
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  18. imarcq

    imarcq Men are from Mars, I'm from Bromley...

    That's disappointing! I had a new release LP delivered on Thursday and it was in the usual Amazon record mailer... hopefully the brown paper was a one off.... although I did on one single occasion earlier this year get another new release in white bubble wrap mailer. Record inside trashed! I think it's usually down to a rogue or dumb employee not following correct procedure sometimes? Hopefully... :(
     
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  19. Chris Treece

    Chris Treece Forum Resident

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    I think they have, at least, moved on from sending LPs in no packaging whatsoever - just the address label stuck on the shrink wrap! I had one like that; not only did I have the worry of it getting damaged, but also everyone en route being able to see that I'd bought a Simple Minds LP.....
     
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  20. Gavaxeman

    Gavaxeman Take me back to dear old Blighty...

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    My amazon vinyl always comes in a big card board box with the record inside another card mailer ...only probs I’ve ever had was a third party seller and amazon refunded full cost and let me keep the record
     
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  21. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

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    That's how mine usually arrives, but not this week, what worries me is the mailer looks like is has been designed for LPs.
     
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  22. Willowman

    Willowman Forum Resident

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    I stopped ordering vinyl from Amazon as the packaging was so OTT. The card mailer by itself would have been perfectly sufficient.
     
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  23. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

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  24. Black Elk

    Black Elk Music Lover

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    And exactly how you would imagine a collaboration between Sly & Robbie and Nils-Petter Molvaer would sound! (I have the 24/96 files.)
     
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  25. Johnta7

    Johnta7 Forum Resident

    No, they’re still sending stuff out with basically no packing. I had one delivered yesterday - absolute miracle it only had minor damage to the corners.
    HOWEVER I think I’ve discovered how to prevent it. I’ve noticed recently that when I get to the checkout payment page there’s sometimes a note on there (not prominent, you gotta look for it) that says the item will be packed in transparent material and the contents will be visible, or words to that effect. You have to cancel that and in the next pop up window you have the option to choose regular box protection.
     

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