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Amazon.it : SW Deathstar reduction

The Deathstar (#10188) is now down to 322 Euros, not a massive saving on UK RRP, working out at about £254, but worth a mention for other European buyers.
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  • SupersympaSupersympa SwedenMember Posts: 534
    it has been at that price for 3 weeks now
  • berniebondberniebond AustriaMember Posts: 137
    edited November 2012
    Does anybody know? I reached some kind of limit ordering 2 DS. Is this a limit per week?? or have i reached an ultimate limit (about 6...)
    b.

    btw. Its not the limit of my credit card. Yet. I checked. Twice... :-)
  • pmercikpmercik Member Posts: 55
    all amazon sites limit the purchase for certain sets. It is reset after a week or so
  • MolicanMolican GermanyMember Posts: 29
    It looks like amazon.it will not send any (or some?) lego items to Germany anymore. Today, they refused my german shipping address for DS 10188 or IS 10212. This address worked perfectly for the last year. I am also sure this rejection was not because of any order limit etc.
  • woozleswoozles Member Posts: 1
    Interesting - I (in UK) just bought IS #10212 from amazon.it, and it has shipped (apparently from the UK by the usual Amazon SarL). After I paid I noticed it says in the product details that it will only ship to Italy, San Marino and Vatican City...
  • JT32JT32 BasingstokeMember Posts: 124
    Today I took delivery of an IS in the UK ordered from amazon.it last week. If they have changed anything it must have been very recent.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,824
    I just tried to check out ... it won't let me. (UK).
  • asmodaiasmodai PortugalMember Posts: 16
    I tried and it won't let me either (Portugal). Had no problems before.
  • pmercikpmercik Member Posts: 55
    Won't ship to Poland and Ireland either. However if you click " Learn more" both of them are listed as a possible destination (together with UK, Portugal, Germany and many more)
  • asmodaiasmodai PortugalMember Posts: 16
    Yes, but on every LEGO item I browsed on the item page it says:
    Spedizione: Questo articolo può essere spedito solo in Italia, San Marino e Città del Vaticano
    Something like Shipment: this article can only be sent to Italy, San Marino and Vatican City
  • pmercikpmercik Member Posts: 55
    Oh, just spotted it now. Oh well, hopefully the other amazon sites won't follow
  • JT32JT32 BasingstokeMember Posts: 124
    i'm praying the other sites don't follow, I've had loads of discounted sets from the european amazon sites.
  • berniebondberniebond AustriaMember Posts: 137
    That is bad. I hope i still get my 2 DS + IS.

    I got the order confirmation (that was yesterday). Today i am also not able to get that far with any new LEGO order.

    I have to say i was wondering how they can offer shipping everything to Vienna for just 7 Euro?

    He is looking at you kid. We'll always have Spain... ;-)
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,266

    We'll always have Spain... ;-)

    Let's hope so....

  • kuwaharakuwahara Member Posts: 234
    Passenger train was a tempting 59 Euro too! Not fair
  • jack_bricksjack_bricks Member Posts: 78
    Hey guys, I stumbled across this too and wonder if amazon.it changed their policy? I used a lot of those discounts as well and shipping wasn't to bad at all most of the time 7-10 EUR for quite big sets.
  • Oh_buy_one_KenobiOh_buy_one_Kenobi Member Posts: 43
    I've also had orders in the past but couldn't get the passenger train delivered to the UK.
  • jack_bricksjack_bricks Member Posts: 78
    It seems like it just won't work with the passenger train
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    yes good price for the train although it is a bit of a simple model, but still a remote controlled train. I ordered 2 x Maersks about 14 days ago and they went through OK. Yep today a no go (for Finland too) .. shame as I have bought big sets at good discounts .. ah well.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,266
    edited November 2012

    It seems like it just won't work with the passenger train

    Nope - they won't ship any LEGO to the UK or elsewhere right now, not just the Passenger Train.

  • jack_bricksjack_bricks Member Posts: 78
    Town Hall is now down but also can't ship it to the rest of europe :(
  • JohnnyfinlandiaJohnnyfinlandia Member Posts: 358
    .. funny .. I got an email from Amazon Italy this morning showing the great deals to be had from their store .. even though I can't order them now .. unless it is temporary ?!
  • alijoezacalijoezac UK, NottinghamMember Posts: 521
    I e-mailed amazon.it this morningto ask why they are no longer shipping LEGO to the UK. This is the reply ... not really very enlightening!

    Dear Michael,

    I'm very sorry for the inconvenience with the shipping of the items Lego.

    Unfortunately, there are some shipping restrictions on these items. As you can check in the "Dettagli prodotto" section, the items Lego can be shippable only in Italy, San Marino and Città del Vaticano, (Questo articolo può essere spedito solo in Italia, San Marino e Città del Vaticano).

    That means these items can be shipped only in Italy, San Marino and Città del Vaticano and for these reasons we can't deliver these items to the UK.

    Please accept my apologize for that.

    I hope this information will be of help. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

    Cordialmente

    Sebastiano D.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    Nice that they ship to Vatican City.
    Wonder if the Pope has a Death Star yet.
    CCCleego76Nadana86
  • coachiecoachie South WalesMember Posts: 476
    He probably cleaned out the stock of #9465. At least they're getting married.
  • asmodaiasmodai PortugalMember Posts: 16
    I' ve also asked if the situation was only temporary and the reply I got was this:
    After your email I checked Lego items in our website.

    I'm sorry but I can confirm that now Lego items can be shipped only to Italy, San Marino and Vatican City.

    If you need more information don't hesitate to contact us.

    Thank you for your interest in Amazon.it

    Cordialmente

    Arianna B.
  • SupersympaSupersympa SwedenMember Posts: 534
    that s***s!
    they really had good prices from time to time
  • roxioroxio UKMember Posts: 1,335
    Not only good prices but sometimes early releases, I remember amazon.fr selling the SW wave that included the most recent Slave I.
    I flipped em for double rrp before they were widely available.
  • SupersympaSupersympa SwedenMember Posts: 534
    They stopped for the time being because of fraud and scam according to hothbricks.
  • SiESiE Member Posts: 237
    I managed to order 2 Imperial Shuttles then a day later my mate tried to order 2 and it was restricted. I wondered if it was because the uk store had no stock and that they sent them from the uk but maybe its game over. shame if thats so.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,266
    edited November 2012

    They stopped for the time being because of fraud and scam according to hothbricks.

    In some ways I think the first explanation that the Hothbricks guy was given - "LEGO has asked not to deliver amazon.it elsewhere in Europe for reasons of unfair competition and merchants angry." - is more likely than the scam explanation, personally. Or maybe Amazon operations in other countries are unhappy about the parallel imports and being undercut so substantially on price.

    Either way it stinks - so much for free trade within the EU.....
  • leego76leego76 Chandlers FordMember Posts: 360
    Are we saying this applies to all of the main amazon.euro sites or just .it?
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,266
    Just .it at present.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,824


    Either way it stinks - so much for free trade within the EU.....

    It's not hugely different to cars. Ford (or any other supplier) sell cars for different prices in different locations. If you don't want to pay the local price as the same car is sold cheaper in another country, you have to go and get it.

    Same with Gas. Gazprom charges different prices to different countries and gets away with it. What do the EU do? Say it is wrong, and not much else.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    edited November 2012
    ^ Makes sense with Gas I would have thought since the price of piping gas from russia to estonia will be a lot less than piping it from russia to france.

    With amazon, Im amazed they've continued for so long like this. Can you think of a single other company where different country's websites have different prices and you can order from any country's website for delivery to any other country?
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259

    ^ Makes sense with Gas I would have thought since the price of piping gas from russia to estonia will be a lot less than piping it from russia to france.

    With amazon, Im amazed they've continued for so long like this. Can you think of a single other company where different country's websites have different prices and you can order from any country's website for delivery to any other country?

    To add to that, I have ordered from France and Spain Amazons a number of times, and on occasion my tracking shows the item
    originating in Italy. :/
  • NagutNagut Member Posts: 3
    Galeria Kaufhof offers 10% discount on the already discounted DS, so you have it within Germany for a total of 359 EUR. Offer ends Sunday night.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    How does the 10% discount applies? Online voucher? I only see that the DS is already discounted to 399€
  • NagutNagut Member Posts: 3
    sorry for the late answer. The code is lego2012. it still worked when I just checked it. I do not know when it ends, but I guess it will not be on for long.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    ^thanks,i've had a 10%payback voucher anyway,but i thought they would maybe stack(they don't,of course since we're not in the US)!
  • mountebankmountebank Member Posts: 1,237
    That's a real shame about Amazon.it. I guess that's the end of £120 Tower Bridge and £150 IS sets.
  • berniebondberniebond AustriaMember Posts: 137
    amazon.es offers "relief" with the DS at 308€ (shipping is a bit more than it was from italy)

    I wonder why the lego embargo is not introduced on all amazon sites. Thank god it isnt, but why only italy???
  • JT32JT32 BasingstokeMember Posts: 124
    The passenger train is down to £48 again from italy and the IS is still £165-ish despite being sold out at [email protected] I am truly gutted I can't order from the UK anymore.

    Maybe it's just me but the .fr site seems to have come a lot cheaper ever since the .it stopped shipping abroad.
  • DiggydoesDiggydoes Cologne/GermanyMember Posts: 1,076
    ^i'm glad i've ordered the passenger train a couple of weeks ago when .it used to ship europewide:)
    But true,for a couple of weeks .fr seems to carry some unbewtable offers (sopwith camel for example!)!
  • dfurndfurn Member Posts: 191
    Glad I got the passenger train as well. It is bizarre behaviour from Amazon considering that the sets didn't really appear to come from Italy anyhow. At least my train didn't.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^ Which is even more reason why its not bizarre behaviour. For a whole host of reasons Amazon can sell Lego for more money here in the UK than in Germany, than in France, than in Italy, than in Spain. By stopping people buying cheaper Lego in italy or spain or france they'll hope to sell more, more expensive Lego in the UK. I suspect they'll all stop delivering soon enough. It might well be another example of a loophole being over exploited to the point that someone that matters noticed and put a stop to it.

    Thats of course assuming it was Amazons decision. Im no expert in European trade laws but if it was Lego's decision I suspect it was probably illegal. Nothing stopping a retailer choosing to stop shipping to a particular country but Lego forcing that decision probably would be on the wrong side.
  • JT32JT32 BasingstokeMember Posts: 124
    It's most likely an Amazon decision.

    They can hope to sell more in the uk by stopping the european sites from shipping but it won't actually happen. Not unless they offer the exclusive sets at a better price than [email protected], which they don't and [email protected] also has VIP points which build up nicely when buying the exclusive sets.

    Vive la France, or certainly make the most of it whilst you can.
  • HardradaHardrada Member Posts: 439
    Living in Central / Eastern Europe sucks when one wants to order from amazon.

    amazon.it now doesn't ship Lego, but used to for a very high shipping cost since this spring anyhow
    amazon.fr doesn't ship most items (including all Lego) to this part of Europe while they do to many Asian countries for example, wtf?
    amazon.es does still ship but shipping cost is 7 EUR + 5 EUR/kg (it's only 0.59 EUR/kg to Western Europe and Poland) which cancels out any good deals one might have.

    The best part is that they are not even present here so it's not like they'd be cannibalizing their own local sales like in the UK. Also as far as I know they plan to enter this market next year. One would think they'd be happy to have a core audience already using and being familiar with their service. Apparently not.
  • TockoTocko Member Posts: 24
    Pet Shop and Town Hall are down 30%, that's 104€ and 125€. Too bad I already ordered PS when it was 117€.
  • JT32JT32 BasingstokeMember Posts: 124
    ^ It's too bad we can't order them in the UK as they are cracking deals!
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