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US Online Stores?

Post by dickman69 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:54 pm

A lot of stuff I buy off Chemical/Redeye etc is from Europe, but a lot is from the US too
so it always has that US IMPORT tag on it, and I guess I end up paying more money to get shipped to Europe (which is lame because I live in America...)
point is, are there any US based online stores (like Redeye/Chemical/Boomkat/Bleep etc...) that sell chicago/detroit house and that sort?

I know there is a big record shop thread somewhere but I can never find it.
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Post by baseband » Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:36 pm

it is crazy, i know. all the sellers i know of over here use the european pricing plus markup and they still gouge you on shipping.

the only 2 i know that are sane are http://www.omarsdetroit.us and http://wildkyleoats.com/store.html

Great example: i bought this http://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/asp/view ... p?id=30659 and there was no VAT and shipping was about £1 because i had bought a few others with it. gramaphone in chicago has it http://webstore.gramaphonerecords.com/a ... mixes.aspx costing $6 more with the cheapest shipping option at $5.

overall cost from redeye was ~$10.50. overall cost at gramaphone would be ~$21. for a fucking single. plus, i know redeye only sends unplayed. some of these places ship shop-floor copies that have been manhandled by the locals.

only downside is longer wait, really. redeye is fucking speedy though. ive gotten orders shipped over to the east coast in less than a week. thats better than most discogs sellers.

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Post by dickman69 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:28 pm

hmm i guess ill just keep using the uk sellers then... kind of strange
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Post by baseband » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:42 pm

im pretty sure it has to do with exchange rates, shipping costs, and volume moved. dollar is not too good last i checked. the atlantic is kinda big. and not many people buy records pressed in the UK over here.

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Post by dickman69 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:15 pm

well i dont mind buying records from europe on uk sites

but what kills me is the records pressed in the US that I cant find anywhere but redeye/chemical
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Post by baseband » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:43 pm

yeah, im with you on that point. thats why i was so glad to find omar s and kyle hall sell direct. now if i could only find a place that sells sound signature at a decent prive id be golden

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Post by thatjsound » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:59 pm

Two that are decent are Forced Exposure and Midheaven Mailorder
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Post by dickman69 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:16 pm

ive looked at that forced exposure one and forgot the name

thanks :)
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Post by south3rn » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:37 am

also, smaller labels might sell on discogs if they don't have a website/webstore. Echospace [detroit] used to do a lot of direct sales on discogs at crazy prices. they posted up a lot of OOP stuff for release pricing.

amoeba offers free shipping from their website and they get a bit of the domestic house pressings.

if you have a local shop, maybe drop them a list of what you're wanting and they might be able to special order it even if it's not a genre they typically stock.

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Post by optimuscrime » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:00 am

i think redeye is the way to go. occasional you can pick up a more popular release from amoeba with free shipping, for example i got gonzales' solo piano ii for $17 and free shipping the other day.

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Post by thatjsound » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:29 am

Also, check to see if the label uses Big Cartel. I know of a few (not dubstep) like Non Projects and Friends of Friends, and that shi is way convenient
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Post by cakeplz » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:21 am

redeye or die
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Post by dickman69 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:29 am

i havent ordered from redeye since the hingefinger thing & my percy was warped... but guess those werent really their fault

i like that amoeba site too tho
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Post by rap_dot_com » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:06 pm

Amoeba is one of the biggest if not the biggest independent record store in America.

Also:

dopejams,
turntablelab,
crosstalknyc,
all day records,
a1 records,

Do some googling and you'll find something, you know?

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Re: US Online Stores?

Post by dickman69 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:39 pm

im looking for online stores tho... not just any record store
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Re: US Online Stores?

Post by clairvoyeur » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:36 pm

cakeplz wrote:redeye or die

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Post by tosker » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:04 pm

halcyon the shop (outta Brooklyn) has an online store, I think. They also sell records on discogs.

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Post by dickman69 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:44 pm

damn... most these places (if i do find something i want) the prices are outrageous... it really is cheaper to ship from UK, what a shame
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Post by tosker » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:03 pm

what labels are u lookin for specifically? cuz on the halcyon site they've featured some nyc-based records (not super interesting ones, however) that don't seem unreasonably priced. their shipping also runs $5 domestic for up to 5 records if I remember correctly, which would be a really great deal if you were just getting US-based records.

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Post by rap_dot_com » Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:27 pm

rayman612 wrote:im looking for online stores tho... not just any record store
um all the ones i mentioned *are* online.

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