On sending CDs


Subject: On sending CDs
From: Kevin Austin (kevin.austin@videotron.ca)
Date: Mon Mar 28 2005 - 07:31:01 EST


Some advice, slightly modified from:

http://www.digitalsunspot.com/cd_mastering_rates.htm

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Try to send a CD so it classifies as a ³letter², not a ³small package².

CDs travel faster by airmail if you put CDs in a slim paper or
cardboard sleeve and fold any paperwork in half over the CDs. The
small USPS Global Priority Mail envelope is good and costs $4 US.

Do not pack the envelope at the counter or post office or they will
force you to mail it as a ³small package².

Label the contents as ³INTER COMPANY DATA ON CD² and ³DOCUMENTS². You
should be able to send the package in a courier¹s standard envelope
at the envelope price.

There should be no duties on the CD, but you MUST follow these instructions:
1) Indicate the PHYSICAL VALUE of the CD-R. This is what you paid for
the blank CD-R, typically about $.50 for each disk you send.

2) If you are asked to indicate a value of the recorded material,
write that as a separate amount, and write "Value of material
recorded on the CD-R = $xx.xx". If you are NOT asked to list a value
of the recording, DON'T!

3) DO NOT write ³Gift², ³Present², ³Sample², or any other
description. ... it is classed as ³digital data/documents². It does
not matter if it is music on a CD-R. Label as: ³INTER COMPANY DATA ON
CD².

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Best

Kevin



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