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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.

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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.

Opening hours

We're open until 4PM Saturday 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.