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Posting CD's from UK to USA

RTim 25 Aug 12 - 01:33 PM
Jeri 25 Aug 12 - 03:39 PM
Musket 26 Aug 12 - 08:26 AM
GUEST,999 26 Aug 12 - 09:49 AM
dick greenhaus 26 Aug 12 - 10:26 AM
JohnInKansas 26 Aug 12 - 09:45 PM
GUEST,.gargoyle 27 Aug 12 - 01:33 AM
GUEST 27 Aug 12 - 10:25 AM
dick greenhaus 27 Aug 12 - 10:27 AM
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Subject: Posting CD's from UK to USA
From: RTim
Date: 25 Aug 12 - 01:33 PM

I am having some new CD's made in the UK for an upcoming few gigs, and I also want some to be posted back to the USA for me to have here.
I don't want to have to carry too many them in my luggage on my return.
Can anyone share their experiences of doing this and what is the best and cheapest route. Also, is there any import duty that is payable if one does this sort of thing??

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: Posting CD's from UK to USA
From: Jeri
Date: 25 Aug 12 - 03:39 PM

I've been told mailing naked CDs with the inserts is less expensive. People can get jewel cases here.


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Subject: RE: Posting CD's from UK to USA
From: Musket
Date: 26 Aug 12 - 08:26 AM

Posting CD's what?

Redundant apostrophe police strike again!


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Subject: RE: Posting CD's from UK to USA
From: GUEST,999
Date: 26 Aug 12 - 09:49 AM

"Redundant apostrophe police strike again!"

Why are the apostrophe police redundant and why are they on strike again?

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Easiest way to determine cost is to take a few samples to the post office and ask them to weigh the samples and from that point you can determine mail costs in various weight brackets and configurations. Take CDs, liner notes and packaging.

I found that mailing in or from Canada was about half the cost if I did not include jewel cases. So, I don't.


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Subject: RE: Posting CD's from UK to USA
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 26 Aug 12 - 10:26 AM

From someone who has had long years of experience with this stuff, I can only point out that it costs one GBPound to ship a jewel case over to the US. Shipping the CDs, inserts and tray cards only is much cheaper and also faster (they go as small packets.)
A slightly better alternative might be to ship the paper only, and have the CDs duped in the US.


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Subject: RE: Posting CD's from UK to USA
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 26 Aug 12 - 09:45 PM

For mailing, you can get paper or lightweight cardstock CD envelopes that might be worth taking a look at. There are a few different styles available with slightly different benefits and shortcomings.

If you want to ship a bulk package with everything in it, it would probably be worthwhile to get a rate comparison from one of the (International) package shippers like FedEx or UPS.

The US postal service has some "special rates" here - one size for one fee for anything that will fit in the box sort of things - that sometimes accomodate some sizes/weights at less cost than more "content specific" packaging, but I don't kow how they're applied for international shipments.

John


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Subject: RE: Posting CD's from UK to USA
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 27 Aug 12 - 01:33 AM

Mr. Dick Greenhouse - has the process wired after all these years.

Drop Box   ... is lightening fast for moving files.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle



Imported goods are generally accompanied by a bill of lading or air waybill describing the goods. The goods on the bill of lading and invoice are classified and duty is computed. The amount of this duty is payable immediately, and must be paid before the goods can be imported.


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Subject: RE: Posting CD's from UK to USA
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Aug 12 - 10:25 AM

There is a low-cost means of shipping media from the UK to the US- It's called a book bag. It's surface mail, which means it can take months to arrive, and most UK shippers don't seem to be aware of it, but it works for bulk media shipments.
    Probably not worthwhile for CDs, but good for books, ehich tn to be heavy.
    Sadly, the US has discontinued this service for US-to-UK shipments.


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Subject: RE: Posting CD's from UK to USA
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 27 Aug 12 - 10:27 AM

That was I.


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