I realize mail is still kind of a mess with different countries having different restrictions about what can be mailed where, less flights so less air mail etc.. Both Germany and Japan can't ship by airmail to the US currently, so I have purchased CDs which are sitting in both countries waiting for the restrictions to let up. When you open the Amazon.uk page, there's a message at the top that states, "We are delivering to your region with limited shipping options. Please expect extended delivery time." But when I try ordering anything sold by them, such as the upcoming Fleetwood Mac box — cheaper than the US edition — I get this message in red, even before I log in: "This item cannot be shipped to your selected delivery location. Please choose a different delivery location." I had three CDs pre-ordered back in Jan. through March. All three are now out, but in my orders section, it stated they hadn't shipped yet, and really puzzling, they now said they are being sold to me by RAREWAVES and other third party dealers who are indeed selling them, but at higher prices. After three calls to customer service — including one where the agent told me he was instructed last year when he joined Amazon that they don't ship to PO Boxes. I told him that was absurd and that I'd ordered over 100 items from them going back to 2003 and all were shipped to my PO Box, including titles that arrived this past March. He saw that and agreed that didn't make sense, but they are unable to explain why my orders to them got transferred to outside dealers, and what the resolution is except to cancel all the orders and re-order them — at higher prices — from those 3rd party sellers. They gave me a £10 credit for my troubles ... except I can't use it because I can't order anything that is directly from them. The weird aspect is that I have recently ordered three CDs on ebay, Discogs etc. from indie UK dealers charging regular shipping rates and all three arrived in about ten days, so shipping from the UK by air does seem to be possible; I don't know why Amazon can't do it and won't even let you place a pre-order.