It’s now eight months since I bought any records from the States. Back at the start of the year the US Mail postage hike made buying records at the cheap end of the spectrum (where I usually operate!) a whole lot more expensive. I also hear that a much tighter customs regime is resulting in import charges being levied on many more low value packages and now, also, I read about ebay’s “wonderful” global shipping program which can result in even higher shipping costs. I still browse US listings, but I can’t bring myself to hit the buy button anymore.
As you can imagine, with my musical tastes, not having USA on the buying map is proving a bit limiting and it’s getting me down.
Today’s record was in my last package to arrive from the US, back in January.
Nostalgia in more ways than one.