In any country, Amazon's prices are not always the best, you gotta watch for the good times to buy. Their prices are also not written in stone they are subject to change anytime. I am an American who bought this set for 87 pounds (we don't get charged VAT). On the day it shipped, Amazon raised it to 160 pounds with VAT, then 2 weeks after I got my copy it came down again, and it has been see sawing ever since.
You're welcome Kevin. I am glad I bought a region free player, so I can play this set. The American copy was released by Ambrose Video. Of the 38 discs, 25 of them were released retail in 5 packs at about $150 a pop. The only way to buy a complete American copy is through Ambrose's own site and that runs you $750 to $1,500. So spending $200 for the British copy and a region free player combined was worth it.