Deal alert / ABBA: The Studio Albums / 8LP vinyl box set


Crazy deal on Amazon Italy right now for ABBA‘s Studio Albums VINYL box set…

The 8LP box set contains 180g pressings of the band’s eight studio long-players; Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper and The Visitors and at the time of writing (1.30pm GMT, 31/12/2015) is less than £25!! That’s an incredible bargain and almost £55 cheaper than the UK price

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Kenny R

Good Luck Martin!

Martin Stockdale

Cheers Kenny, I’m on my fourth email now!!

Kenny R

Meant to say total cost 38.43 Euros, approx £29 :-)

Kenny R

Hi Martin,
I asked them for an explanation as to why customers who had ordered after me, had received theirs and I had been treated differently. Took me about four emails. I also asked Amazon UK to supply me with details of their policy on this for all EU member states (still to receive this) as I had always been given the item at the prob I orders it at, even if it subsequently went back up in price. That’s about it really but I eventually got an apology for the misunderstanding, asked to keep the 10 Euro credit and offered the opportunity to reorder with them refunding me to the original price.
The item arrived on Friday very well packaged and immaculate.
Thanks Paul for finding the deal.
Good luck Martin and others

Kenny R

Hi Guys, just to update you all, after pointing out to Amazon the error of their ways, I now have the box set winging its way towards me for the offer price. Should arrive in the next few days.
Oh, and a 10 Euro credit for inconvenience :-)
Get on your email people!

Martin Stockdale

What did you say – I’ve failed to persuade them so far?

Kai Karkkainen

Not for a moment did I expect this ABBA box set to arrive, but lo and behold, I picked it up today from my local post office. Total cost €46.74 including shipping! Amazing deal, cannot thank you enough Paul :-)

Brian C

Mine arrived yesterday – in a massive box well wrapped and protected.

I have spent many happy hours in junk shops, charity shops, second hand specialist music shops both at home and in practically every city I visit on holiday but this is probably one of the best deals I have ever had – well pleased !!

Thanks again for the tip, Paul.

Martin Stockdale

Digging further on this there was a message in my account section ( not emailed to me) saying that the order has been cancelled as the price shown on the website was wrong!! Hmm, any thoughts or advice?

Martin Stockdale

Cheers Paul, I emailed to complain but was just fobbed off – might try them again, who knows??!

Martin Stockdale

After placing an order I was told it has been dispatched – due to arrive 14-16th Jan – not arrived yet and when I checked my account at Amazon Italy, it said the order had been cancelled. Puzzling and disappointing.


A friend of mine alerted me to this by leaving a voicemail on my landline, and I didn’t pick it up for a couple of days. I was lucky enough to see it was still at the bargain price and ordered even though it was out of stock. As I was late, I expected it to be cancelled, but no it turned up yesterday in perfect condition, the only thing missing is the download voucher, but for less than £30,I’m not sending it back! I’ve now subscribed to this wonderful website! Cheers!

Kenny R

Thanks to those who provided the order info. In both instances your orders were after mine, so it is a lottery!
Happy that at least some people got theirs, just annoyed at Amazon for their inconsistency. I am currently annoying the lo with constant emails requesting information on their policy across EU member states

Kenny R

I am still involved in the Abbagate scandal with Amazon.
I have had a 10 Euro credit added to my account as compensation (big deal) , I’m not letting them off with this so I am going to keep pushing until I get a clear explanation as to why some customers were treated differently than others!

Stan Butler

My box arrived yesterday and in A1 condition. Code for 320kbp mp3s as well. I ordered just 5 hours before Kenny R. It was definitely out of stock at the time.

Craig Smith

Ok, the plot thickens.

Box set has duly arrived ahead of the scheduled delivery date and is in perfect condition, no split sleeves etc.

However, the box that this was delivered in has clearly come from Amazon’s distribution warehouse in Dunfermline, Scotland (I’m based in Scotland) and that is also listed as the returns address.
The box is also printed all-over with Amazon.co.uk.

So, has this actually come from Italy at all or has this been supplied by Amazon UK or, do international items typically get shipped to the nearest distribution centre for local delivery ?

Anyway, at the end of the day I’m happy and this was a brilliant deal.
Cheers Paul and thanks for the heads-up!

Craig Smith

My order was placed on 1st January at 11.55am and the item was definitely showing as “out of stock”.

Not received yet but received confirmation of despatch email at 22.30 on Monday night (11th Jan) and it’s definitely in transit and showing expected delivery for Saturday.

My total cost for the item is €38.41 (with €4.76 shipping) which works out at £29.43 all in.


Got confirmation shipped at Eu38, back up to Eu97. So great timing

Eric L

Oh!! that’s bad and yes like you said this is the first time Amazon failed to honor

here it is –
Sun, Jan 3, 2016 at 4:59 PM

Kenny R

Could any of you that successfully received this item, post the date and time of their order as I want to take Amazon to task on this as Amazon usually honour orders at the prder price if they are out of stock.
Mines was cancelled after I was given a delivery date – the whole thing stinks!
My order acknowledgment was received on 31/12/2015 @ 23:46


Eric L

After enduring mental anguish over multiple shipping status request ,finally the order is dispatched through DHL Global Express but from Germany.. Funny that shipping cost is more than the item itself!! but happy that it is still a deal considering its regular price of 80-100 in any currency EUR/GBP

Order Summary :D :(

Subtotal of items: EUR 27,25
Shipping cost: EUR 29,00
Total VAT included (where applicable): EUR 56,25
Total: EUR 56,25
Paid with Mastercard: EUR 56,25

Craig Smith

Definitely seems to be something of a “post code lottery” going on here with regards to those getting it and those not?


I think i am very lucky, because i just received a confirmation from amazon.it that the box has been shipped to me. I paid €38 euro including everything: less than €5 per album. thanks, Paul, for the heads up!

Kenny R

Ordered when deal was live, got confirmation, then an out of stock email. I next got an email saying delivery on 14th January, and today a cancellation stating it was mispriced.
If it was mispriced they shouldn’t have supplied any!
Glad a few people got them but I am going to complain, usually the least you get is another month added to your Amazon prime membership lol

Neil Kelly

What a f*** up my order took a while and got card got declined a few days ago. Changed card immediately and today i get this…

We are writing about the following item included in your recent order number 404-2816753-95****1 to inform you that has been canceled

Studio Albums ( Asin : B00N3G3PAK )

The price of the item shown on the website was wrong , therefore , we could not give way to your order . If I wanted to buy back the item at the current price , please make the order again on our site .

Despite our efforts , millions of items in our catalog , it can happen sometimes occur technical problems that generate error for a price different from the actual . According to our Conditions of Use and Sale , in the event that the actual price of an item is higher than that shown on the site , their order can be canceled.

To see our Conditions of Use and Sale , please click the following link

Needless to say i’m now royally f***** off

Eric L

Not sure whats happening with my order but I didn’t receive any such mails (double checked Junk/span folder just in case, to be sure)..so I am still hopeful!
However I must say £43.83 (excl EU VAT) current listing at UK is a good deal ,also no matter what the product is shipping is hat standard £3.58 unlike 29 EUR of IT.

Craig Smith

Same here.
Not sure what’s going here but I’ve been checking all day for the cancellation email (I ordered when it was showing “out of stock”), have just checked the website and the status has changed tonight to despatched, delivery expected Saturday!

Amazon.it need to get their stories straight on what’s going on here?

Andy Vizor

Yep, me too. Mail just came in. Was worth a try. I had a hunch, but some you win, some you loose! Keep the alerts coming Paul, all appreciated :-)

Keith Lambert

I’ve just received an e-mail from Amazon Italy to inform me that my order has been cancelled due to the incorrect price being listed on their website. Never had that before! Well done to all who managed to secure the set at that price though.

Paul Lewis

I had ordered it when it went out of stock, and although it is back in stock today, they are cancelling all orders at the discount price saying the pricing “was an error” – although clearly it wasn’t since they delivered to everyone who ordered while it was in stock at the time. Very disappointing when they do this as it means they don’t hold to their offer (although I suspect the small print covers them for this).

Eric L

oh sad!! Amazon-it/fr/es- they always end up sending bulky stuffs like this with poor packaging ..wonder how mine will arrive but mind you amazon customer service is second to none.. if you notify this through ‘contact us in english’ by mail i am sure you will receive compensation in the form of replacement or refund..good luck with that..
About 6 months back I received Eric Rohmer box set from amazon.fr in a completely battered state but when notified they dispatched replacement promptly..so hope you will find a resolution with that damage issue..


Actually the packaging was quite good (box in a box) It’s just al the 8 albums have some damage/splits at the same place. Still doubting if I will send it back or not. We’ll see..


Opened mine today, great deal for the box but too bad the albums sleeves aren’t as sturdy as they used to be. Mine are all cracked on the upper side. Anyone else has this problem?


Mine was send today, great deal, thanks Paul

Eric L

Now its £52.58 ( £43.82 Excl non-eu VAT) on amazon-uk ..

Alan Fenwick

Mine has also just landed, a day earlier than the suggested delivery date, can’t complain at that, win win all round.

Stan Butler

Well Paul you came through big time on this one. Many thanks.
I was skeptical but got the e-mail today stating delivery 14th-18th January.

SDE is a brilliant site augmented by fantastic offer alerts. I couldn’t do without my frequent visits daily to see what’s new. Cheers.

Andrew Mogford

You only visit daily? Think it’s hourly for me since I discovered here :D


Hi Paul!
Congratulations! Of course you deserve to be the first to receive this boxset! Mine is also on the way :-)
Thanks for your fantastic service! I’m glad that I checked my mailbox between preparations for New Years’s Eve dinner.

Andrew Mogford

No dispatch email here but have got confirmed delivery of between 14th and 18th January. And as said above now up to £118 euros. Paul you are a star sir!

Andrew Mogford

So you went for it then? You weren’t sure on the original announcement article! Revised delivery now. 13th – 15th. Just need the Pink Floyd set now!

Bruce Nicholson

I too have got a dispatch email today. And the box set has gone back up to 118 euros on Amazon Italy. Amazing deal.

Alan Fenwick

I just got the dispatch e-mail for mine, estimated arrival by the 8th January

Eric L

Many folks were right here..Amazon-Italy no longer offers this vinyl box set, I doubt if this item will ever be back in stock here! I was lucky to pick this up for around 50 GBP (excl. VAT) on Amazon-UK .

Eric L

You can still place an order-they will ship it when it is back in stock..Amazon will fulfill the order as long as item is not out of print or withdrawn..

Tarek Sobh

It’s no more available… Why am I always late…
Happy New Year! :'(


Great deal. I had just started to buy these individually but at £9.99 each, I only had one. Less than £30 delivered full set in box – incredible bargain at less than £3.75 per album. Thanks SDE


Gone for this too, but not optimistic it will be fulfilled – suspect same with the recent The Wall set. But we’ll see.

I’ve seen people mention getting a deal email about this? I didn’t, and never do, although I am signed up to emails. Do I need to sign up to a deal email seperately and if so how?

Keith Lambert

Yes, the same was happening to me Andrew until I realised that I had to also specifically sign up for deal alert e-mails on the home page (unless Paul corrects me). The only downside since signing up for deal alerts is the sorry state of my bank balance!

Andrew Mogford

Thanks. I’ve had a couple since so all working since I did that :)


Was delighted to hear of this offer. Thanks again SDE!
I have ordered one but am a bit concerned that Amazon Italy might end up charging me more than I want to pay since it has the credit card details. Does anyone know if there will be an option to cancel the order if it is not honoured at the price ordered today? It could turn out not to be the great deal we expect.


Got it. Incredible price and thank you Paul. Happy New Year.


Order placed, no issues.

Well done and thank you Paul.

Happy New Year

Tony Law

Great way to end the year. Just ordered mine! Thanks as always Paul and happy new year to you

Bruce Nicholson

I think Amazon will honour the price if bought when out of stock. They certainly did so with ‘The Wall’ Immersion box set I bought a couple of weeks ago – though that was UK Amazon not Italy, but no reason to think otherwise.


Ordered it : 38 Euro with shipping included to Belgium ! A steal ! and must have at this price ! :-) Thanks Paul and Happy New Year to you !


When I get the SDE alert, I love it, and dread it, at the same time…..Costing me lots : )
But this one is an absolute no-brainer…Thanks Paul, and Happy New Year!

Stan Butler

Ordered on the off chance that it will become available, but not raising my hopes. There’s bound to have been a rush on the box at this ridiculously low price.

Nicholas Dawson

Unavailable now, use chrome it translates


At just over $60 USD with shipping, the temptation is maddening. Although this is something that I’d like to own, I don’t HAVE to have it so at this moment I am passing. Of course I can always change my mind once I finish my coffee!

Andy Vizor

Can confirm it is now gone :-( be careful if you order now as it does say “Currently not available.
This item is currently not available but may become so in the future. You can place your order now: we will notify you as soon as we have more information and the amount you will be charged only at the time of shipment. ”
Which says to me – when it comes back, it’s gonna be dearer

eric slangen

Thanks Paul, just ordered one.
Happy new year for all of you.

Peter Nicholas

Thanks for the heads up on this Paul, have wanted these for a while and for under £30 delivered to the UK, was rude not to order them.

Happy New Year and look forward to more deals like this in 2016!