The forthcoming Metallica Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning boxes are really desirable, but frustratingly expensive, particularly in the UK. However, if you are clever with your purchasing ‘strategy’, British fans could save around £100 by looking abroad.
On Amazon in the UK, these super deluxe editions are an eye-watering £173, which is a total outlay of £346 plus shipping. However, in the USA Amazon are selling these boxes for $135 each which equates to about £96.
Obviously, you do have to taken into account shipping, but if you buy both boxes then ‘AmazonGlobal Expedited Shipping’ (8-14 business days) postage is less than £10 to the UK. But what about import duty? Well, you can take all the uncertainty out of that equation, because US Amazon charge an ‘import fees deposit’ of £41.82. You pay this upfront and they sort it out for you. So no UPS man knocking at the door demanding some figure pulled from thin air.
At the time of writing, both Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lightning super deluxe boxes can be delivered to the UK from the USA with expedited shipping ALL IN for about £250. Still a hefty investment of course, but a saving of around £100 when compared to the Amazon UK price and about a £60 saving over Universal’s uDiscoverMusic store.
These are due out on 15 April. USA links are below.
Kill ‘Em All deluxe box (4LP+5CD+DVD+Book)
- • UK Pre-order: Kill ‘Em All box
- • USA Pre-order: Kill ‘Em All box
- • CANADA Pre-order: Kill ‘Em All box
- • GERMANY Pre-order: Kill ‘Em All box
- • FRANCE Pre-order: Kill ‘Em All box
Ride The Lightning deluxe box (4LP+6CD+DVD+Book)
- • UK Pre-order: Ride The Lightning box
- • USA Pre-order: Ride The Lightning box
- • CANADA Pre-order: Ride The Lightning box
- • GERMANY Pre-order: Ride The Lightning box
- • FRANCE Pre-order: Ride The Lightning box