Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

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Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

Postby tactix » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:59 am

So Ernie B is spent force at this point and is shutting down.

In the last year or so as it has been imploding I've taken to ordering most of my records from overseas but have been purchasing fewer new titles because the shipping can be so prohibitive. Is anybody picking up this slack? Sure there's VP and DKR etc who mostly handle their own stuff but is there anybody in the US distributing reggae imports? Where are other folks in the US and Canada getting new releases?
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Re: Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

Postby daniel » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:50 am

Juno, Honest Jons, Pressure Sounds, and Dub Vendor in the UK. Buyreggae, Copasetic, and Hardwax in Germany. Plus direct purchases from Dubstore Records, Rock a Shacka (from Drum & Bass Records), and Far East Records in Japan.
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Re: Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

Postby jb welda » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:03 am

Don't count Ernie B out quite yet:

http://www.millionsofrecords.com/

I recently ordered an LP and 7" from Juno and was pleased to see the postage only come to 7 US$. Quite good if you ask me, and I am getting ready to place another order. Have also picked up stuff here and there on Amazon (Pressure Sounds usually) with no postage but premium price for vinyl.

I am hoping the real Ernie B reveals again.

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Re: Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

Postby tactix » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:10 pm

daniel wrote:Juno, Honest Jons, Pressure Sounds, and Dub Vendor in the UK. Buyreggae, Copasetic, and Hardwax in Germany. Plus direct purchases from Dubstore Records, Rock a Shacka (from Drum & Bass Records), and Far East Records in Japan.


Yep - that's where I'm at but they're all overseas so you usually end up having to buy at a hundred dollars worth of records to spread the shipping cost around.
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Re: Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

Postby tactix » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:13 pm

jb welda wrote:Don't count Ernie B out quite yet:

http://www.millionsofrecords.com/

I recently ordered an LP and 7" from Juno and was pleased to see the postage only come to 7 US$. Quite good if you ask me, and I am getting ready to place another order. Have also picked up stuff here and there on Amazon (Pressure Sounds usually) with no postage but premium price for vinyl.

I am hoping the real Ernie B reveals again.

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I've heard he's screwed a lot of people in this "bankruptcy" so I think he'll be hard pressed to get people to deal with him in the future- at least in the reggae world.
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Re: Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

Postby jb welda » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:19 am

Actually, "he" would not be involved in any bankruptcy at all, seeing as how he apparently sold his company a year or so ago. So maybe you should be clear about exactly who you think is screwing over whom.

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Re: Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

Postby guillaumebougard » Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:48 am

the amount of bullcrap about Ernie is sickening and shows a nasty tendency to spread rumors and smear hard working people
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Re: Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

Postby tactix » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:19 am

Yeah I really don't know the details as I've never had any personal dealings with him/ebreggae other than as a customer. From that perspective service was always great. I made my comment out of skepticism give what has crossed my ears but if there's a separation between the business and the individual maybe it's unfounded. Anyway this speculation is perhaps not appropriate in a public forum given my distance from the subject. Nevertheless a void has been created and I'm eager to see if and how it is filled.
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Re: Reggae distribution in the USA post-Ernie B

Postby Leo5 » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:09 pm

Yes I’m sure the labels can’t wait to go chasing Ernie for small payments again.
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