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    I've currently got 150 LPs at a friends house in the US and want to get them home to the UK.

    Has anyone any advice about the best way to get them home. I am not sure whether they should go as one parcel or there is a sensible and cost effective way to split them.

    I have a friend who says he will bring them back as extra luggage if I cover any extra costs (I'd prepay an extra case or two) but wondered if there would be a way to do this without inconveniencing him too much by using a courier?

    i don't really know what the total weight is or what the scale of weight/cost is, so I thought I'd ask here as I am sure one of you chaps will have done this before

    Any advice gratefully received..
    the monkey speaks his mind

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    It depends on a few things:

    As far as shipping, they can be sent via what's called an M-bag (https://www.usps.com/ship/airmail-mbags.htm) this is the most economical option for shipping bulk records in my experience. It does say the weight limit for an M-Bag is 66 lbs so you'd have to mind that and perhaps split them up accordingly. This is a service mostly meant for international students shipping books, but you can send records without a problem.

    Otherwise it's down to your friend's airline baggage fees. If he isn't a record person he may not realise that 150 lps is heavy as hell, it would be hard to manage 150 lps and any substantial amount of luggage.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by No, LordNo View Post
      As far as shipping, they can be sent via what's called an M-bag (https://www.usps.com/ship/airmail-mbags.htm) this is the most economical option for shipping bulk records in my experience. It does say the weight limit for an M-Bag is 66 lbs so you'd have to mind that and perhaps split them up accordingly. This is a service mostly meant for international students shipping books, but you can send records without a problem.
      Thanks for this. I think this may be the solution. He has kindly taken in parcels over the last year and I am loath to repay him with a hernia.... I just need to work out the best way to split them and package them. I assume this is a plastic bag/envelope you can put the parcels into?

      I appreciate you taking the time to apply
      the monkey speaks his mind

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      • #4
        Originally posted by admcc77 View Post
        Thanks for this. I think this may be the solution. He has kindly taken in parcels over the last year and I am loath to repay him with a hernia.... I just need to work out the best way to split them and package them. I assume this is a plastic bag/envelope you can put the parcels into?

        I appreciate you taking the time to apply
        No problem man. I've been through it before...You basically box them as you normally would, then they put that box in a bag with an "M" tag on it. A guy who owns a chain of used book stores (which also stock records) put me on to this, he swore it was the cheapest option. I thought it might take a little longer, but as I recall it didn't take much extra time.

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        • #5
          I reckon 150 records is approximately 35kgs, or about 77lbs, if that helps.
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