Here are some general
guidelines and info about trading with me.
I am not a bootlegger,
I do not sell anything on
these web pages. Please don't ask. You won't get a reply, if you do it'll contain
many words questioning your intelligence and your ability to follow life's simple instructions. In other words:
Don't waste your time.
Firstly, I live in South Africa, this causes a few problems, mainly cost of
postage and time delays, it takes about 2 weeks for a parcel to arrive here
via airmail from North America or Europe, although I have waited 2 months for
a package from Eastern Europe. It usually takes about 10 working days for my
parcel to reach you. I only send packages airmail and expect you to do the same,
I don't want to wait 3 months for a gig.
I see it as the sender's responsibility to ensure that the package gets to it's
destination, even if it means resending the package. I will do this if you do
not receive my package, so it is only fair to expect you to do the same. If
there is a fairly large trade I usually send the package registered.
When sending CDR's I don't send jewel cases, if you need jewel cases use the
ones from the CDs you sent me, I'll be happy as long as the CDs are in some
sort of protective sleeve, as yours will be. I don't send artwork, I find bootleg
artwork awful and would rather not promote it.
If you want a cover for a bootleg
I personally just use covers like
these. James Blast's covers can be found here.
At the moment I'm only sending CDRs and DVDRs, they are easy to copy, the quality doesn't
decrease and they're cheaper to post. I prefer to receive CDRs too, but will
make a special arrangement if you are unable to make CDRs of gigs and have something
I really want. I trade 1 for 1, if a concert you want spans 2 disks then I expect
2 disks. Unfortunately I do not trade for blank disks (2 for 1), the postage
costs make this impractical for me to do this. I use branded disks (TDK, Samsung,
Verbatim, etc) I also prefer to recieve branded disks too.
If you, for whatever reason, need to make a substitution in the package you're
are sending me please OK it with me first. Not all my Sisters stuff is listed
here. If you make a substitution without telling me I'll have to think very
hard about trading with you again.
I like to be kept informed about what is going on, when you are sending the
package when you received my package, I will do the same.