Heads-up: This info only applies to selected international orders placed via the Soundtracks Shop store on eBay.
The Soundtracks Shop is based in the "Steel City" of Sheffield, England (UK). All items sold are therefore shipped from the UK - and with the exception of a small number of oversized items, International Shipping is available to all customers.
For the majority of (eBay) listings, customers based outside of the UK (or any order being shipped to a non-UK address) will have the choice between tracked, insured Air Mail *or* eBay's own "Global Shipping Program" ("GSP" for short).
The eBay Global Shipping Program is available to selected countries only (as defined by eBay themselves) and is, on the face of it, a notably more expensive option. However! Customers are advised to bear in mind that eBay automatically take care of other important considerations such as import duties/taxes and more besides. With GSP you effectively pay for these upfront, avoiding any potential nasty surprises in terms of additional costs, when your order reaches you in your country (any such charges are outside of the control of The Soundtracks Shop and are strictly NOT added on, nor requested by The Soundtracks Shop).
As such, when choosing between tracked Air Mail or the Global Shipping Program please remember that regardless of which option you choose, The Soundtracks Shop NEVER intends to profit in any way from shipping costs. In fact, it is quite common to make a loss on such things, due to the inherent way in which eBay works. If you are an overseas customer (based outside of the UK) and would like some guidance on which shipping option might suit you best, please by all means contact me for impartial, expert advice.
Note: The GSP is not available for orders shipping to UK addresses, as it is not required and therefore not applicable.