|Update: Beatles Stereo Box back in Canada and UK|
[Posted by Dave Haber on Friday, 08/28/09 6:13 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]
Right now, less than a day since it was discovered that they were out of stock, with only 12 days until it is released on 09/09/09, the Beatles Stereo Box is now back to showing as available for pre-order at Amazon Canada and Amazon UK.
At this time, the Beatles Stereo Box is still showing as out of stock at Amazon US.
So here's the current status of the box sets in the Amazon English-speaking countries, as of Friday Morning, 8/28:
|Amazon US ||Amazon Canada ||Amazon UK|
|Stereo Box Set ||Sold Out||Available||Available|
|Mono Box Set||Sold Out||Sold Out||Available|
Stay tuned to Beatles News for updates on this very confusing situation!
Beatles Stereo Box now out of stock at Amazon
[Posted by Dave Haber on Thursday, 08/27/09 7:30 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]
As of this writing, The Beatles Remasters Stereo Box Set is sold-out and no longer available for pre-order at all the English-speaking Amazon web sites, Amazon in the US, Amazon in Canada and Amazon in the UK. Fortunately, unlike the Mono Box Set, there will be more Stereo Box Sets, but perhaps not at Amazon in time for them to make the promised 09-09-09 pre-order delivery date.
The special message on Amazon US's page for the Stereo Box Set says:
"We have sold out of our initial allocation of Beatles stereo box sets, but we will be receiving more inventory after release date. Sign up to be notified as soon as more stereo box sets are available. If you have already pre-ordered your stereo box set, you will receive your order."
Another page on the Amazon US site says, "We are currently sold out of the mono and stereo box sets, but we are always working to get more inventory. Collectible box sets take time to manufacture, and initial quantities must be determined well in advance of the product release date. In this case, demand has far outstripped initial supply."
"While we predicted that the box sets would be highly popular items, we had to work with the inventory allocated to us by the manufacturer. We've been carefully tracking pre-orders, and we updated the product availability information on our site as soon as our initial allocations were depleted. We did this in order to ensure that we could fill all pre-orders without exceeding our allocation limits."
Amazon's US site confirms they will receive more box sets, and you can sign up on the site to be notified as soon as they are available. We'll also be keeping a close eye on the status of the Stereo Box here at Beatles News.
Beatles Mono Box update: Now sold-out at Amazon Canada
[Posted by Dave Haber on Thursday, 08/27/09 12:23 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]
With now less than two weeks left before the Beatles Remasters become available, and after reporting that the Mono Box is no longer available at Amazon US, we can now confirm that it is also now sold out at Amazon Canada.
However, the good news, at least for the time being, is that the Mono Box is still available for pre-ordering at Amazon in the UK.
There has still been no formal statement from EMI as to the status of the sales of the Mono Box set, and what will happen to those fans who missed out on pre-ordering it early enough. Stay tuned!
Update: Beatles Mono Box sold-out at more retailers now
[Posted by Dave Haber on Wednesday, 08/26/09 6:08 am] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]
With only two weeks to go now before the Beatles Remastered hits store shelves, we have now heard from many readers, and have confirmed, that the Beatles Remastered Mono Box Set, which will be available in limited quantities, is no longer available for pre-order on the web sites of Best Buy, Costco and Wal-Mart.
We do see that Best Buy is now listing the Mono Box as being available as an "Import", however, it is listed with a retail price of $703.98 and a sale price of $563.18. (The final Amazon price for the Mono Box set was $229.49.) In addition, Best Buy is listing delivery date for this import as 9/15, about a week after the Remasters' delivery date of 09/09/09.
It is unknown whether or not these retailers have separate allotments of the Mono Box for their "brick and mortar" stores, and if they will have copies in their stores of the box sets even though they are no longer selling them on their web sites.
Even though the Mono Box is no longer be available at Amazon in the US, as we previously reported here on the Beatles News Blog, we can confirm it is still available for pre-order at Amazon in these countries:
There has been no formal statement from EMI as to the status of the sales of the Mono Box set. Stay tuned to Beatles News for updates as we get closer to the release date.
Beatles Remastered Mono Box sold out at Amazon US
[Posted by Dave Haber on Monday, 08/17/09 1:01 pm] [Permalink] [Full Blog] [Tweet] [Facebook]
The last we had heard about the Beatles Remastered Mono Box set last Saturday, August 15, was that the Mono Box Set would be a limited pressing, and contrary to rumors that the Mono Box Set would be limited to 10,000 units worldwide, we were told that the Mono Box Set is only limited in that there are no future production runs planned, and that there should be sufficient copies available initially for those who want to buy it.You don't have to live in these countries to buy the mono box there, anyone in the world may order items from these sites.
However, also as of last Saturday, with 25 days still left before the remasters release date on 09/09/09, Amazon in the US is no longer showing the Mono Box Set as available for pre-order, the pre-order links having been replaced with "Sign up to be notified when this item becomes available". If you click onto the Mono Box product page, in an "Important Beatles Mono Box Set Message", Amazon US says, "The Beatles Mono Box Set is a limited production item, and we are sold out."
While it is possible to assume from this (and remember, this is just us here at BeatlesNews assuming) that EMI mis-judged the potential demand by collectors for these recordings, we believe it's more likely (and remember, again, this is just us guessing) that while they may have judged the potential demand properly, nobody knew that so many fans would go to Amazon to get them, and so collectors have used up Amazon's allotment of the limited pressing faster than expected.
However, the good news is, that even though it seems to no longer be available at Amazon in the US, it is still available for pre-order at Amazon in these countries:
The prices for the mono box set vary widely. Here are the prices of the mono box set in each of the countries at the time of this writing (prices subject to change, of course) with a listing of what the price would be currently in US Dollars (which also changes frequently, click on the "latest" link to see the most current exchange rate).
|Canada||CAD $289.99|| ||USD $262.19|| (latest)|
|UK||GBP ?199.98||USD $326.81|| (latest)|
|Last US price||USD $229.49|
We're trying to get some official word as to the current status of the Mono Box. Stay tuned to Beatles News for the latest updates!