I make no effort to run up shipping and handling charges.  Mailing is not a profit center for me. 


I ship all domestic orders via United States Postal Service media mail with normal 5 - 7 day delivery times.  If you want me to use some other shipping service or delivery class, let me know and I'll make the arrangements and charge you the applicable costs.  Luckily records can be sent via  media mail.  Media mail has not seen the massive cost increases that have impacted other mail classes. I can normally send 1 - 3 albums for $6.00 (that includes the cost of the LP mailer and cardboard stiffeners).


In contrast, international mailing rates have gone up substantially.   Overseas orders are usually shipped via United States Postal Service International mail.  Cost for one LP to Europe, Australia, or Japan is usually about $30.00.  I no longer ship to Italy.  Too many problems.