We are accepting the following methods of payment:

1. Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express)
2. Pay Pal
3. Advance payment by Euro bank transfer (EEC Europe only)
4. Bank draft in Euros drawn on a German bank
5. Orders are usually dispatched by post from our warehouse within 12 hours of receipt. Orders for special titles from abroad may take 2 - 4 weeks. We attempt to keep every item in our catalog in stock, but we are not responsible for the unavailability of goods. We retain the right to restrict quantities.


Information about shipping & shipping costs

Shipping general
Questions about international shipping
An easy way to calculate your shiping costs:
Information for music fans in the USA and Canada

Shipping costs Europe
Shipping costs USA & Canada
Shipping costs Australia
Shipping costs South Afrika
Shipping costs New Zealand
Shipping costs all countries

Approximately parcel running time:



Bear Family is offering very competitive shipping rates to worldwide destinations. 
We take great pride in the quality of our releases, and we take customer service seriously. As a music specialist, a mail order company for 41 years, we know everything about shipping. We are choosing strong and clean boxes to make sure you will receive your goods in perfect condition. 

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Questions about international shipping

  • Q: Are you shipping worldwide?
    : Yes. We ship items all over the world.

  • Q: How much is shipping to where I live?
    A: The shipping cost depends on the weight of the package, and the destination address. The shipping can range from one day to several weeks, depending on the shipping method and the final destination. Detailed information please see below

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An easy way to calculate your shiping costs:

For accurate shipping costs on your exact order to your exact address, you can go through the checkout process on our website until you get to the shipping section to see actual amounts based on the shipping method of your choice without having to complete the transaction.
For further questions, please feel free to either call our hotline at 01149-4748-82160 (during CET business hours), or send an e-mail to 


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Information for music fans in the USA and Canada 

Established in 1975, Bear Family Records is one of the world's leading music labels for high-quality re-issues, known the world over for its vast catalog of multiple CD boxed sets, accompanied by coffee table size hardbound publications. We are also specialized in direct sales to collectors and fans all over the world. We are offering our own brand and a selection of thousands of often hard-to find European music CDs, vinyl 45s and LPs, DVDs, books, and merchandise at very competitive prices.

Our personal service remains unmatched. Our mail order company and online shop specialized in vintage American music is run by music enthusiasts with a passion. We at Bear Family's are truly committed to providing top-level service and product.

Is this your first time here? Please, give us a try. You won't be disappointed. Bear Family has a strong fan base in North America with thousands of satisfied customers and friends. The majority of titles is available ex-warehouse here in Hambergen, Germany. We usually ship within 1 or 2 working days with DHL and their reliable door-to-door service. Please, expect a delivery time to the United States and Canada of 3-6 working days, owing to the long distance between our warehouse, and your residence.

The majority of titles are available and usually ready to ship in 1-2 days. As we are music fans and collectors ourselves, we know how important personal service and confidence are. We are protecting your personal data using today's latest security technology in order to protect you from identity theft and credit card fraud. We are using a SSL Certificate to secure sensible private data.

We are respecting and protecting your privacy. Bear Family will not rent or sell your name or any other personal information to any third parties, and we will not flood your e-mail account with unwanted junk. We are happy to help! Should you have further questions, please feel free to either call our hotline at 01149-4748-82160 (during CET business hours), or send an e-mail to 

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Shipping costs Europe

EUROPE ZONE 1  -  5.99 Euro --registered mail

Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Poland, San Marino, United Kingdom, Vatican City

EUROPE ZONE 2  -  6.99 Euro --registered mail

 Albania, Andorra, Belorussia, Bosnia Herzegowina, Bulgaria, Czech Republik, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Macedonia, Moldova, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine

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Shipping costs all countries

The shipping cost depends on the weight of the package, and the destination address. The shipping can range from one day to several weeks, depending on the shipping method and the final destination. Listed below, you will find the international shipping rates, valid since January 01, 2013. Please, note: the WORLD rates may slightly vary due to different CD, and DVD weights (see chart). Weights are in gram (100 grams = approx. 3.55 ozs.). 
IMPORTANT NOTE: shipments not registered are shipped on buyer's risk.


World  (bulk mail - not registered)
Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, United States of America 

Examplefrom (gr)to (gr)costscomment
var.01203,99 €not registered
var.1202404,99 €not registered
var.2402605,99 €not registered
var.2605006,99 €not registered
var.5006507,99 €not registered
var.6507108,99 €not registered
var.7108609,99 €not registered
var.86093010,99 €not registered
var.930108011,99 €not registered
var.1080120012,99 €not registered
var.1200132013,99 €not registered
var.1321144014,99 €not registered
var.1440156015,99 €not registered
var.1560168016,99 €not registered


World 1 (DHL parcel - registered)
Australia, Argentina, Brasil, Chile, China, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapur, South Africa, United States of America 

Examplefrom (gr)to (gr)costscomment
var.080019,99 €registered
var.801170021,99 €registered
var.1701250023,99 €registered
var.2500350025,99 €registered
var.3500450027,99 €registered
var.4500550029,99 €registered
var.5500650031,99 €registered
var.6500750033,99 €registered
var.7500850035,99 €registered
var.8500950037,99 €registered
var.95001050039,99 €registered
var.105001150041,99 €registered
var.115001250043,99 €registered
var.125001350045,99 €registered
var.135001450047,99 €registered
var.145001550049,99 €registered

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All countrys  (registered mail)  

Examplefrom (gr)to (gr)costscomment
var.01207,79 €registered mail
var.1202509,79 €registered mail
var.25135012,79 €registered mail
var.35153013,79 €registered mail
var.53172015,79 €registered mail
vvar.72189017,79 €registered mail
var.891108018,79 €registered mail


All countrys - exept World 1 (registered parcel)  

Examplefrom (gr)to (gr)costscomment
var.080025,99 €registered
var.801170028,99 €registered
var.1701250031,99 €registered
var.2500350034,99 €registered
var.3500450037,99 €registered
var.4500550040,99 €registered
var.5500650043,99 €registered
var.6500750046,99 €registered
var.7500850049,99 €registered
var.8500950052,99 €registered
var.95001050055,99 €registered
var.105001150058,99 €registered


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 Approximately parcel running time:

Please notice this does not include: 
The package may still be under customs clearance process.
The package may wait at your local post office for being picked up. 
The package may have been returned to sender.

 DestinationBulk/ Registered MailParcel
Central Europeusually 2-3 daysusually 1-3 days
Norther Europeusually 2-4 daysusually 4 days
Easter Europeusually 2-4 daysusually 3-4 days
Southern Europeusually 2-6 daysusually 3-4 days
Western Europeusually 2-4 daysusually 2-4 days
North Americausually 3-6 daysusually 6 days
South Americausually 6-9 daysusually 8-9 days
South Africausually 5-8 daysusually 8 days
Australia + New Zealandusually 4-8 daysusually 8 days
Asiausually 3-6 daysusually 7-8 days