Burning Shed for Americans

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American progarchists, a few of you asked me how to order from Burning Shed from this side of the Atlantic.

For what it’s worth, I’ve been ordering from them for years, and I’ve never had a problem.  In fact, I’ve found Burning Shed nothing but utterly professional.

You can pay with credit card or, much more easily, Pay Pal.

Calculating the exchange rate from dollars to pounds and the other way around is pretty easy.

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Ok, so I’m not a genius when it comes to graphics.  The red line and circle indicates where to switch from pounds to dollars.

Now, spend some dollars!


[p.s. I’ve also had great service from America’s Laser’s Edge.  Always worth supporting them.]


3 thoughts on “Burning Shed for Americans

  1. kruekutt

    Another plus: Burning Shed automatically removes the Value Added Tax Britain charges (20 percent!) when you order in dollars. And using PayPal gives you the actual pounds/dollars conversion before you check out.

    I order regularly from Burning Shed. Service & speed are great, and prices are either competitive or lower than comparable US outlets. For example, I actually prefer ordering new King Crimson discs from them rather than Discipline Global Mobile.

    If classical CDs are your thing, MDT is another British mail order company that provides great selection and service along with competitive pricing. Check them out at http://www.mdt.co.uk/

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  2. I have used Burning Shed a couple of times but as a rule I will mostly use Amazon. It’s cheaper to use Amazon and you will get the item arrive a damn site quicker too. On the both occasions I have used Burning Shed the items I ordered took a week or more to arrive. They do pack the items very well but you also pay the price for it too with what they charge for P&P.

    It does not cost £3.99 to send a CD by post and that side of their business is a bit of a rip off.

    I tend to use both Burning Shed and Progrock UK when I cannot get the items cheaper on Amazon. The best thing I like about both of the sites is their emails about the latest albums that are due to be released and available for pre-order. But I very rarely order from them at all simply because I am a Prime Member with Amazon and Amazon have always had a faster service even before I became a Prime Member the items only took 2 or 3 days to arrive tops.

    These days I get them the next day or even on the same day in some cases. Personally I do not think Burning Shed could ever compete with Amazon either.

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  3. Hi Lee,

    Thanks for the comments about us versus Amazon.

    Firstly, no we’ll never be able to compete with them. That’s partly due to scale but also because, unlike Amazon, we pay all of our taxes on top of trying to pay our staff a decent wage. In that regard it is not a level playing field.

    Nevertheless, we are often cheaper than them on new releases because the ‘free’ delivery is built into the cost of the item or the Amazon Prime fee (there’s no such thing as a free lunch after all).

    Packages shipped from one side of the Atlantic to the other will by post always take a week or so. Other than sending everything by courier (at great cost) there’s not much we can do about that, sorry, but we do try to ship as far ahead of release date as possible.

    I don’t agree that our postage charges are a ‘bit of a rip off’. International postage is expensive and we charge £3.08 for a CD in a card mailer which is less than Royal Mail’s standard Airmail tariff (£3.30) as we pass on our volume discount to customers.

    We’re always looking for cheaper ways to send things though and if we can do it we will.

    I hope you’ll continue to give us a go on those occasions where we have something Amazon don’t.



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