With Brexit looming, I am thinking of moving away from rough trade and Norman for my vinyl orders, what with the postage bump and the possibility of custom charges the cost will be a pain.
Anyone recommend a good online record place in the EU? I do not wanna use Amazon/fnac so wanna support Indies
I use band camp allot but the postage can be mental (the latest thou album cost me 20 quid postage and has been with DHL for 5 weeks now )
Places are gonna need your support more than ever. I’d say keep using Norman Records
I was hoping for a place in France to support (that’s where I stay) would love to keep buying normal buts it’s already close to 10 quid per record…
So it’s totally about supporting great music and shops just not paying all the postage
hhv.de are German but are very good. European shipping is €10 but for any quantity so makes sense if you buy a few things at a time.
I’m in Italy and buy from Soundohm regularly but their stuff is very much on the avant-garde, neo-classical and electronica side so depends what you are into. Not sure what shipping to France would be but is free if you become a member.
I’m going to try and keep supporting Norman and Boomkat if possible. I don’t mind paying a little extra it’s a bit more of a worry that the whole thing might just go wrong, not like records are a priority compared to medicine and food supply.
No decent independents in France that are reliable for delivery?
I do not know any, since moved here, I have used band camp or Norman or rough trade…
Will check out Soundohm (very much my taste) and hhv (are they any indie?)
As far as I know hhv are independent. It’s a small shop in Berlin that has managed to set up a very professional web shop. Prices can be variable (both ways, can be really good value) but they also have second hand stuff and a lot of U.S. imports as they started with a hip hop focus.
Check this list out, I know for example Les Balades Sonores have a web shop and decent stock online.
I lived in France for a while, whereabouts are you?
Lots of indie shops sell through Discogs. Search for what you want and then filter for things priced in Euros. If you find a good seller they probably sell directly as well.
Never heard of them. If only they posted more regular updates on here!
Balades Sonores mentioned above is a great shop - not ordered online but bought a Nisennenmondai LP there once.
These are with a look too (again, not ordered online, only visited):