[Dixielandjazz] REPLY on Outlet for European Traditional Jazz CDs
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W1AB at aol.com
Tue May 18 09:03:05 PDT 2010
In a message dated 5/18/2010 11:49:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
mister_bertje at hotmail.com writes:
What is also strange is that it is not interesting to send many CDs at
once. (Intercontinental, this statemement is not for within Europe) The
shipping costs per CD are not cheaper with many CDs at the same time as compared
to sending just 1. On the contrary, when you send many, you suddenly run
against import taxes and VAT that don't count with just sending 1 to 4 CDs.
Dixieland Crackerjacks CDs can ordered with me. We don't ask extra for
shipping and prices are reasonable.
Payment is another problem, paying through regular banks intercontinental
is very expensive. Banks in the Netherlands also don't accept cheques
anymore, or ask outragious fees.The best solution proved to be to use paypal. A
very quick and easy way to pay.
Yes, the major problems are (1) the high cost of postage today, (2)
the problems of dealing with customs forms, etc, and (3) paying for the album.
One way to avoid those problems is to sell CDs via downloading from a
Web site, using PayPal. The seller could have downloadable artwork for a CD
booklet, which the buyer could trim to size and insert in the CD jewel
box. The buyer wouldn't have a nice CD label for his downloaded album, but
the advantages outweigh the limitations.
Just because we like old-time music doesn't mean we have to be stuck
with old-time ways of buying and selling music.
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