« on: April 18, 2010, 01:48:41 AM »
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What do you guys across the Pond consider when buying music from this side of the world - how does the exchange rate affect the prices and what you might shell out for?As a US resident, it is very disheartening to have to pay between $25 and $30 for one CD when I buy direct from Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Italy, etc. And unfortunately a large amount of music I'm interested in purchasing is from those countries and in Euros, which is a terrible exchange rate for USD. Also, when you end up paying 6 Euro for shipping, that's about $10. I can ship one CD to Europe for about $5 or $6. Then again, considering other artists, especially visual, sell their works for hundreds or thousands of dollars, it's really nothing to complain about I guess.
When I see low dollars mentioned I know it's even lower pounds over here.
I suppose I pay whatever I think an album is worth to me. I have not gone in for collecables for many years but did buy a TG bootleg on vinyl for £30, in the late 70's. When my pristine collection of Hawkwind albums, with all the booklets and outfold covers was nicked I did consider paying out to get them again.....
Often Prices I see in USA become the same in pounds when on sale in europe....exchange rate can make buying music seem very expensive.