Received a record from the US today and opened it up to find that instead of the usual cardboard stiffeners the sender had used two other 45s each side of my purchase to protect it. Not that unusual as you used to see it a lot years ago and occasionally still do.
Emailed the seller just to be sure he hadn't made a mistake and he replied that "I've stopped buying cardboard stiffeners and use old 45s out of a big box of $1 bargain bin junk".
One of the said "junk" 45s was Alexander Patton - A lil lovin sometimes and another was Aretha Franklin - One Step Ahead, both near mint!! The other two were a Slim & Little Ann 45 and a thrashed copy of Ruby Andrews - Casanova, both probably deserving of the $1 bargain bin!
Made me feel slightly better about the $24 postage charge!
Anyone else been lucky and had a similar experience?
One man's water and all that....