Shipping

Shipped and well protected in stiff cardboard mailers or custom made with stiff cardboard boxes with the record off the jacket to avoid any damage.

Sealed records will be sent sealed, except in the case that the buyer request to open and put the record off the jacket.

  • Orders paid between Sunday and Wednesday will be shipped on Thursday.
  • Orders paid between Thursday and Saturday will be shipped on Monday.

Shellac records as fragile they are will be packaged accordingly with at least a double layer inner cardboard protection and following the good practices for correct packaging for this format.

For orders with combined formats such as 78's, cassettes and/or CDs, or if your order is larger than the samples, please ask.

Costa Rica

All records are shipped using EMS. This includes a tracking number. Depending of your location the delivery will take between 1 and 2 business days.

Sample rates

  • 1 to 2 x LPs - $4.80
  • 3 to 4 x LPs - $7.14
  • 1 to 15 x 7" - $4.80
  • 1 to 10 cassettes - $4.80

International

The rates shown here are for a maximum of 7xLP records or 33x7" records. For a larger quantity please ask; we can give you special parcel prices.

By default we add the custom declaration sticker (CN22 form) with the real cost of the item but "as a gift". We can change the declared value under request BUT keep in mind that such change may affect the compensation from the postal authorities in case of damage or lost in the registered mail option. If you need an "invoice" with an specific cost attached to your package to make it easier to pass through your country customs we'll be glad to help you, it could delay a little bit the shipment but for sure we can help you with that.

Option 1: Registered

3 to 5 weeks for delivery. Includes tracking number but some countries doesn't support tracking for this method from Costa Rica, I won't accept claims from these countries if you use this method as I cannot confirm delivery: United States, Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, Germany (they only report the arrival to the country). If your country is in this list, you require traceability in your country and want to claim in case of damage or lost please use Express Mail (EMS) instead (scroll down).

For other countries where International Registered Mail from Costa Rica is traceable by your postal network can be claim in case of damage or lost using the postal office channels. List of confirmed countries by my experience (may change with the time if they change their policies): Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, Peru, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland.

LP's or 12":

Only for the first LP/12" as Express (EMS) is cheaper, fastest and traceable for 2 or more LPs if compared with Registered.

  • North America, South America and The Caribbean: First LP or 12" $20.35.
  • Central America (except Costa Rica): First LP or 12" $17.25.
  • Europe: First LP or 12" $30.55.
  • Africa, Asia and Oceania: First LP or 12" $39.40.

7" (45's):

Maximum 8 for this method, as Express (EMS) is cheaper, fastest and traceable for 9 or more 7" if compared with Registered.

  • North America, South America and The Caribbean: First 7" $10.65. Each additional $1.50 until 8 x 7"
  • Central America (except Costa Rica): First 7" $10.70. Each additional $1.20 until 8 x 7"
  • Europe: First 7" $18.35. Each additional $2.20 until 8 x 7"
  • Africa, Asia and Oceania: First 7" $23.45. Each additional $2.80 until 8 x 7"

Option 2: Express Mail (EMS)

2 to 3 weeks for delivery. This is the safest and fastest method and supported in more than 190 countries. Traceable and claimable in case of damage or lost (using the proper postal office channels and procedures). Recommended for expensive items or if you don't feel too confident about your country postal services.

LP's or 12":

  • United States: First LP or 12" $23.50. Each additional $3.50.
  • Mexico and Central America (except Costa Rica): First LP or 12" $16.00. Each additional $1.90.
  • South America and the Caribbean: First LP or 12" $29.00. Each additional $4.30.
  • Europe and Canada: First LP or 12" $35.50. Each additional $5.20.
  • Rest Of The World: First LP or 12" $45.50. Each additional $5.50.

7" (45's):

  • United States: First 7" $21.50. Each additional $0.50.
  • Mexico and Central America (except Costa Rica): First 7" $13.50. Each additional $0.50.
  • South America and the Caribbean: First 7" $26.50. Each additional $0.70.
  • Europe and Canada: First 7" $31.80. Each additional $0.80.
  • Rest Of The World: First 7" $33.50. Each additional $0.95.