Acoustic Sounds shipping

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  1. bajaed

    bajaed Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Was ordering a title from them and in checkout I'm being hit with a $15 shipping charge. Seems high. Any discount codes active right now?

    I realize I can get free shipping on $89 or more but I'd rather not order anything else right now.
     
  2. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    I've been a customer for a long time and their bullet proof packing and FedEx delivery is worth it to me.
     
  3. MisterBritt

    MisterBritt Forum Resident

    Location:
    Santa Fe, NM, USA
    At this moment there is a 10PERCENT discount on music that could be applied. You saw that?
     
  4. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Request media mail
     
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  5. bajaed

    bajaed Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thanks. Both good suggestions.
     
  6. Brian Lux

    Brian Lux One in the Crowd

    Location:
    Placerville, CA
    Love their excellent packaging. First rate!
     
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  7. bajaed

    bajaed Forum Resident Thread Starter

    10PERCENT didn't work. Placed order but feel shipping is high.

    Will call them tomorrow about code problem.
     
  8. Selteab

    Selteab Forum Resident

    No options posting overseas (to Australia at least) and often the postage is more expensive than what you’re buying. But the packaging is excellent.
     
  9. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

    Location:
    The ATX
    I never buy unless there is $89 worth of stuff I want :)

    (But I have plenty of local options for smaller vinyl purchases.)
     
  10. Admerr

    Admerr Well-Known Member

    I do the same. I usually wait until I have enough that meets the $89 threshold or I have enough bourbon in me to pull the trigger on random records to hit $89.
     
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  11. OtisWms

    OtisWms Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    Sounds familiar.......:)

    As mentioned, they use Fedex and proper packaging. And they probably try to "value average" the little extra on the small orders to offset the free shipping on the larger ones. Works for me.
     
  12. bajaed

    bajaed Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Acoustic Sounds was great to work with. Called them and they sent it Media Mail for just a few bucks. My new copy of Greensleeves by Shoji Yokouchi Trio arrived today in bulletproof packaging. Can't wait to play it tonight. The pressing looks pristine and the vinyl looks to be flawlessly clean.

    Will be ordering some more titles from Acoustic Sounds. The beautiful catalog they included has a lot of things I really want.
     
  13. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose

    Location:
    NYC
    Acoustic Sounds no longer offers free 2-day FedEx shipping for orders over $99.

    Now, orders over $99 ship USPS Priority Mail.

    You can still get 2-day FedEx, but it will cost you extra. For my potential order of 4 SACDs, that would be $18.39 extra!
     
  14. Admerr

    Admerr Well-Known Member

    This must have just happened. I received a 2 day FedEx order last week (Wednesday). Order total was $130. Shipping was free.
     
  15. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    Location:
    New Jersey
    According the Acoustic Sounds site, (in-stock) orders over $99 still ship free via USPS Priority Mail or FedEx. The new bit is that (in-stock) orders over $49 now ship free via USPS media mail.
     
  16. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose

    Location:
    NYC
    They probably haven't updated that blurb. No free FedEx offered to me anymore. And I have placed many over $99 orders with them in the past. They gave me free FedEx shipping every time. Not anymore:

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  17. Bender Rodriguez

    Bender Rodriguez RIP Exene, best dog ever. 2005-2016

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Is there much of a difference between USPS Priority Mail and FedEx? I find the USPS to be far more reliable than FedEx.
     
  18. George P

    George P Smellin' Like A Rose

    Location:
    NYC
    My experience is the exact opposite.
     
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  19. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    For the last year or so, Fed Ex has remained extremely reliable here, arriving in exactly two day from being shipped.
    Priority from USPS can get "sidetracked" for a week to 10 days, just like it's low rent brother, Media Mail.
     

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