copy paste of my prev. comment on the subjecthttp://www.avforums.co.za/index.php/topic,12339.msg151256.html#msg151256
For me the best way to buy vinly depends on the qty you are buying and whether you are buying stuff you know you want vs. wanting to experiment a bit with music you are less familiar with.
For qty >20 I buy from acousticsounds.com
They give a discount on volume and have one of the best websites (Excel downloads, wish list, order tracking, etc, etc)
Shipping is reasonable at these qty too. Never paid duties, just VAT, plus they deliver to your door. Fair Returns Policy, athough I've never had to return anything.
wrt my comments on experimenting with new music, somebody like Mark @ Audionut.co.za usually has spare LPs available for sale plus you can peek at other people's orders for ideas. And he would play me a similar disc from his personal stash if I was unfamiliar with an artist I was interested in. The obvious danger is once or twice I have bought music I wasn't there to buy, so it's like my wife walking through Woolies with my wallet in her hand...