- Post reply Log in to post commentsMay 28, 2007 - 3:56pm747 repliesmaryeJoined:May 26, 2007Also DVDs, CDs, MP3s... Post requests and offers here. Please note that while trading, vining, etc. are welcome here, trading, vining, and other unauthorized copying and distribution of commercial releases, including those of the Grateful Dead, is not. Thank you.
- February 26, 2023 - 8:12pmrockthingJoined:August 2, 2020You can probably get an…
You can probably get an estimate of shipping costs by measuring the approximate weight and size of the box they would fit into. Naturally, as you say, the destination is also a factor.
The size of the final package will determine the price scale which increases in steps by weight.
There will be a price scale for domestic shipping, and different price scales depending on overseas regional codes. The codes often seem to be determined as much by postal infrastructure as they are by proximity.
These rates should all be posted on the website of whatever delivery service you choose, be it USPS, FedEx, or whatever. These days some services have better coverage in different regions, while another is better for a different region.
For example, when I ship stuff to the US, I use a courier service, something like UPS, but when I send things to Europe, it's better to use a Post Office product.
For another example, back when I was trading blank tapes and postage for someone to dub shows for me, I put the tape in an envelope, weighed it, and bought the return postage for that envelope before including both the stamped return evenlope and the tape into second package, which, of course, also had to have postage. So, if all you're asking for is postage, that's totally reasonable. The only hold up is that no one knows how much the postage will be yet. It's hard to put your hand up and say, "Me," under those circumstances.
Another concern for international shipping is whether eyebrows will be raised at customs inspection, but there is no way to predict that. Essentially the tapes would be a gift with no commercial value.
I suppose collectors more knowledgable than myself could probably guesstimate the weight based simply on the number of tapes, but if you can somehow weigh the boxes, a ballpark figure should be just a few clicks away. Then, if someone from Kansas, or someone from Germany, or like myself, from Japan, or wherever, shows interest you can quickly refer to the chart and have an idea how much they should expect to send to you. You don't want to settle on a price, and then find out that isn't enough to cover shipping, right?
It also saves you packing everything up, taking it to the post office, and then having the buyer back out because postage was far more than expected. I reckon people would like to know what they're getting into before going forward. Personally, I imagine it's gonna be more than I can afford right now. Can't spend money I don't have, regardless of the quality of your collection. However, at this point, even if I was seriously considering your offer, imagination is the only thing I have to go on. See what I'm saying?
I completely agree with you, these vintage tapes could still provide a lot of joy to someone.
A lot of people still listen to tapes.
It would be a travesty to have them end up in the garbage.
- February 21, 2023 - 3:14pmDeadHead1974Joined:March 9, 2015tapes
It is over 300 tapes; closer to 400.
I would like a decent home for this carefully collected batch of tapes.
I don't know how much shipping would cost as it is a large collection from the late 1960's to the early 1990's. I suppose it depends on where you are located. I am in California north of San Francisco.
There are JGB tapes in the collection as well.
A lot of effort went into this and money too.
If you cannot pay the amount necessary to ship it with the Casio cases that they are in (its about 6 of them full), I don't know what to suggest.
Thank you for your interest.
- February 17, 2023 - 5:33pmrockthingJoined:August 2, 2020All's quiet on the Deadhead front
Pretty quiet around here, I see.
At the moment I'm extremely short on spare change for shipping, and raise that the question of international customs' interest in, or perhaps ignorance of such content. I do find myself salivating, but ya can't spend what ya ain't got.
Hopefully you can hang on to them until a more stable enthusiast turns up.
Roughly how many tapes are there?
What do you reckon domestic shipping will be?
Might be easier to find a taker if they know how much postage will be needed.
A lot of people probably filled up while the Internet Archive was still open trading on all formats.
I for one still have a tape deck, sadly didn't binge on the Archive when I could have, and can't afford the string of limited edition official releases that are so tantalizing.
- January 21, 2023 - 9:51amDeadHead1974Joined:March 9, 2015Grateful Dead /JGB tape
- January 21, 2023 - 9:49amDeadHead1974Joined:March 9, 2015Grateful Dead /JGB tape
- January 13, 2023 - 10:41amDeadHead1974Joined:March 9, 2015Grateful Dead tape collection
I have an extensive collection of tapes that are fairly well organized and in Casio zip cases.
I started the collection in 1985 and I still have it in its entirety today.
Some of the tapes are duplicates of the same show, both AUD's and SBD's.
Let me know if you are interested.
I believe the total number of tapes I have is well over 300 ranging from the late 1960s (including a few of the Acid Tests, Egypt and other rarities).
If you are willing to pay the cost of shipping and perhaps a few extra bucks to help with transport, lets talk.
I'd like a good new home for this pampered collection.
Please advise, thank you. :)
- January 6, 2023 - 5:14amjkirk322Joined:January 6, 2023Tapes
Hi! Any chance you still have those tapes! Huge dead head hoping for some love!
- January 6, 2023 - 5:13amjkirk322Joined:January 6, 2023Tapes
Hey brother, any chance you have anymore tapes available. Dying to listen to some!
- January 4, 2023 - 4:30pmderzellJoined:May 24, 2022Tapes
I am looking to get a start in tapes. So, if anyone has some that are collecting dust, I'll cherish them for ya!
- December 21, 2022 - 9:19ammaryeJoined:May 26, 2007mbradleyas the previous post suggests, you will probably find a number of people here looking to rehome their tape collections free of charge, so stick around...