Essential Christmas info
Top tip: If you're buying for a gift then place your order as soon as you can. In-stock items can be shipped immediately. But items marked as 'Available to buy' or 'Pre-order' can be delayed.
Buying a gift for someone?
As always, where an order contains items that are all in stock we try to ship on the day that we receive the order.
However, we can't do anything about the postal services in your region, and we can't do anything about late arrivals from our distributors for the stuff we have to order in first. Which is why the best advice is: always order as early as you can!
Last recommended posting dates for Christmas
To help ensure delivery by Christmas, the 'Last Recommended Posting Dates for Christmas for 2017' from Royal Mail are as follows.
|Tuesday 4 December||Africa, Middle East|
|Friday 7 December||Cyprus, Malta, Asia, Far East, Eastern Europe (except Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia)|
|Saturday 8 December||Caribbean, Central and South America|
|Monday 10 December||Greece, Turkey, Australia, New Zealand|
|Friday 14 December||Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland and USA|
|Saturday 15 December||Finland, Sweden|
|Monday 17 December||Austria, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland|
|Tuesday 18 December||Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg|
|Thursday 20 December||United Kingdom|
These dates are not guarantees of a delivery in time for Christmas. More information is available on the always enjoyable Royal Mail website.
We're open until 4PM Friday 21st December at which point we'll be taking a rest until Tuesday 2nd January. The site will still be operational even while we're not, but there won't be anyone around to pack orders, answer queries, etc.
Please, please, please: if you come to see us in person, make sure you have already placed your order. We're not like a normal shop where you can come and browse the shelves. There are no shelves. There is no shop. There's no-one called Norman. There are records, but you're not allowed to see them.