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4231 E. 97th St.  |  Tulsa, OK. 74137  |  U.S.A.  |   Phone:(918) 298-6288 | E-mail


ORDERING: Mail correspondence is fine, but phone or e-mail is preferred along with being much quicker. Long distance rates are very cheap, even internationally. If you reserve an item, I consider it sold. So if you need to cancel an order on any item(s) do so within 48 hours. It's only fair to me and others who might want it.  

I HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO BE AS FAIR AS POSSIBLE WHEN IT COMES TO THE POSTAGE I CHARGE. I NEVER INCLUDE IN MY POSTAL QUOTES MY TIME SPENT (PACKING OR TRANSPORTING TO THE POST OFFICE) OR THE NOW HIGH COSTS OF FUEL TAKING RECORDS TO BE MAILED. SOME SELLERS DO THIS, AND IT REALLY TICKS ME OFF. THEIR TIME IS PAID FOR BY THE PROFITS THEY SHOULD BE MAKING OFF THE RECORDS THEY SELL. BUT NOW THE POSTAL NAZIS HAVE INCREASED THEIR POSTAGE RATES ACROSS THE BOARD AND HAVE MADE IT VERY DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE NEW POSTAL COSTS ARE. THEY HAVE NOT PROVIDED ME WITH ANY PRINTED CHARTS FOR THE NEW POSTAL RATES AND FINDING ANY INFORMATION ON THEIR DIFFICULT-TO-NAVIGATE USPS.COM WEBSITE IS VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE. NOT ONLY ARE THEY NOW CHARGING FOR SHIPPING BASED ON THE WEIGHT OF A PARCEL BUT OFTEN THE SIZE OF THE PARCEL NOW MAKES A DIFFERENCE. IT IS ALL VERY CONFUSING. I WILL TRY MY BEST TO ESTIMATE THE POSTAGE COSTS AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE WHEN QUOTING YOU THE AMOUNT TO PAY FOR YOUR ORDERS. IF I OVERESTIMATE GROSSLY, I WILL  ARRANGE A REFUND. HOWEVER, IF I QUOTE YOU A POSTAGE AMOUNT AND FIND THAT I HAVE GROSSLY UNDERESTIMATED MY COST WHEN I ATTEMPT TO MAIL YOUR PARCEL AT THE POST OFFICE, I WILL REQUIRE THE AMOUNT OF THE UNDERPAYMENT TO BE MADE BEFORE POSTING YOUR PARCEL.   

POSTAGE AND PACKAGING IN THE U.S.A.: FOR LP'S, media mail rate is $4.50 for the first two discs; each additional disc is $.50. Priority is $9.00 for the first two discs; each additional disc $1.00. FOR EP'S & SINGLES, media mail rate is $2.50 for the first two discs; each additional disc $.25. First class rate is $3.00 for the first two discs; each additional disc $.50. Priority is $5.50 for the first two discs; each additional disc $.50. Insurance is optional but recommended; $1.75 up to $50 coverage, $2.25 to $100, $2.75 to $200, $4.70 to $300 and an additional $1.00 for each $100 after that. The raw deal here is that now to make sure your insured parcel is signed for before delivery can be completed, the insured amount must be over $200 instead of the previous $50 amount. I cannot be responsible for uninsured items. Packaging on all orders regardless of size is $1.00.

POSTAGE AND PACKAGING TO CANADA: For LP's, $9.00 for the first disc and $2 each additional disc. For singles and EP's, $4.00 for the first disc and $.50 each additional disc. Packaging on all orders regardless of size is $1.00.

FOREIGN POSTAGE AND PACKAGING: If you wish express mail, I will quote rates with your order. For LP's,  first class international airmail is usually $17 for the first disc and $6 each for additional discs. To Japan and Australia it is usually $18 for the first disc and $7 each for additional discs. For EP's and singles, first class international airmail is usually $13 for the first disc and $2 each for additional discs. I've done record deals in Europe, Japan, So. America, and Australia and have had few problems with the mail. However, when a problem with lost or damaged merchandise arises, it can be devastating. I will send your records exactly as you instruct. If you want them registered, I will do so for an additional $13.00, postal fee. Or, if you want them fully insured, I will do so and quote you the insurance costs. REGISTERING IS NOT THE SAME AS INSURING. Your records will always be packed with great care, but if you choose not to insure your items, once they leave my possession, I can take no responsibility for what our or your postal service may do to them. All custom's declarations must be the same as the insurance value; postal rules. Packaging on all orders regardless of size is $1.00.

PAYMENT: Do not send any payment until notified of what is being held for you. Payment made by money order, foreign draft, international postal money order, or personal or cashier’s check must be made to ASHLEY JOHNSON and NOT to Third Coast Sound Distortions. If you have PayPal, my PayPal account is records@webzone.net. I am charged approximately 4.5% for all PayPal transactions I receive. I will absorb half (2.25%) of that fee because receiving payments by PayPal allows me to receive payments quicker. However, for you the payer, it allows you to pay more safely and securely and receive your items more quickly. Therefore I think it only fair that you pay 2.25% of your total purchase for that extra speed and security. If you wish to avoid this fee, I have a friend who has a PayPal account where this can be accomplished. If you wish to pay into my friend's account via instant transfer from your bank account or via a PayPal cash balance, there is no problem and there is no additional fee. When sending payment to my friend's PayPal account to avoid the PayPal fees, you MUST make your payment as follows: After logging into your PayPal account page, please click onto the "SEND MONEY" option. Then type in mojo44@webzone.net and the amount you are sending. Finally on this page, you MUST click onto the "PERSONAL" payment option and be sure that the "GIFT" option is high-lighted and then click the "CONTINUE" icon. If paying as a gift YOU ABSOLUTELY CANNOT mention in the comments or message section the payment being for either merchandise or records. All PayPal funded orders over $100 must be shipped by either registered or express mail or by insured mail or with delivery confirmation. In the U.S., postal money order is second best to PayPal. Personal checks and, in most cases, cashier's checks and non-postal money orders will delay delivery of your order at least 14 days. Foreign payments other than PayPal can be by either international postal money order or a foreign draft made out in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. All international money orders must also be in U.S. dollars and have a 9-digit routing number for a U.S. bank or an additional $20 per money order must be included. Foreign payments can also be made by Western Union or Moneygram wire transfers. I can also take direct bank wire transfers (swifts). However, these usually arrive with deductions taken by large intermediary banks en route to my bank. I require an additional $35 for swifts, and if the fees taken before your money reaches my bank do not amount to $35, I will refund the difference. If the fees are more than $35, I will absorb the loss. I do not recommend sending any cash in the mail, not even by registered mail. A Spanish gentleman lost cash in a registered letter paying for records. I have had a few bad experiences personally, one in which I lost $1200 by registered mail several years ago. If this had happened to you, I guarantee you would not forget it. Even though it was registered, the postal authorities here and overseas did almost nothing to help me locate the letter containing the cash. Send cash at your own risk! 

RECORDING: My wife will be glad to record two albums on a high bias tape for $15 in the U.S. or $17 outside the states. Choose any two single disc albums from this list or from my personal collection of over 30,000 albums. Only exceptions are items over $300 that have not been reissued. We will soon be set up to record CD's also. Charge for this will be $35 for two single disc LP's. WE HAVE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED THIS SERVICE UNTIL YOU NO LONGER SEE THIS MESSAGE

   

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