For a long time now, eBay and other sites have been adding U.K. sales tax upfront for items outside the U.K. For that reason, I completely avoid such purchases. The best way to get CDs is through Discogs, where you are dealing directly with the seller. As you probably know, about 10 years ago, the U.S. stopped surface mail exports. What a horrible decision. What I wrote above hurts Mosaic Records, which could really use much more business. U.K. sales tax, the Royal Mail handling fee, and having a large box set airmailed, is just too much for me. A similar topic is the United States ridiculous I.R.S. and its thousands of pages of rules and its terrifying power. Legislation connected with that was described as the most idiotic piece of government legislation ever. Some countries will no longer do business with the U.S. It's just too much of a hassle.