Contact:

Dan Gilmore

dan@carefulcatalog.com

General:

This is a modest operation primarily focused on providing distribution for unusual sound and print objects, mostly produced in small editions, by and large tough to find in the United States. All things I've wanted a copy of for myself, then reached out to the artists/labels and managed to acquire multiples for you—the potential customer. I aim to keep prices as low as possible (only enough mark-up to maybe cover the operating costs) and also make a point to accompany each release with a personally written write-up/reaction/review. The hope is that my own thoughts may be of some assistance, and one might be able to have some international titles land in their mailbox quickly at a friendly price for enthusiasts. The stock will fall under a broader criteria from time to time (I'm happy to carry anything I'm interested in hearing, and will put up the occasional used/single-copy item), but as a general precept, I'm keeping the inventory light so I can give every title the attention its due.

You might notice an absence of embedded sound samples. The Soundcloud player is pretty unsavory to me, and I feel it's easy enough to track down an artist/label provided stream if the curiosity is there. Ideally, the text might satisfy this need in part, but I also make sure to add some helpful links. If there's enough demand (or if I figure out a pleasing alternative to the standard embedding options), this might change in the future.

Shipping:

Shipping calculations are automated to be as close to actual cost as possible. First Class/Media Mail is categorized as one option; which service will be used is dependent upon weight.

Contact me before placing the order if you wish to use an alternate shipping method, or require additional services. Please alert me to any perceived irregularities of or miscalculations.

Items are mailed out every day except Sunday, unless otherwise noted.

Examples of Current Rates:

USPS First Class/Media Mail

Parcels <15.99oz. ship First Class. Over 1lb. ships Media Mail.

Calculated by weight:

Starts at $3.00. Cheap, good.

USPS Priority Mail

<1lb: $7.50

<2lb: $12.50

<3lb: $14:00

<4lb: $16.00

>4lb: $18.00

and so on.

USPS First Class International (Canada)

<8oz: $9.50

<2lb: $15.50

<3lb: $24.50

and so on.

USPS First Class International (Mexico)

<8oz: $11.75

<2lb: $20.75

<3lb: $31.75

and so on.

USPS First Class International (Rest of World)

<8oz: $13.00

<2lbs: $22.00

<3lbs: $33.00

and so on.

Parcels above 4lbs are not eligible for First Class Int'l—will be handled as Priority Mail International at a flat rate of $52.

I include domestic shipping insurance for orders over $50 by default.