I haven't gotten through all of the albums yet, only up to part 3. All of them so far have sounded really nice and I don't have an amazing set up. Very minimal surface noise here and there during the super quiet parts. I had no pops or skips or anything so far though.
$215 shipped I would say definitely worth it. It came to like $280+ for me after tax/shipping
Yeah, that's frustrating when that happens and then the actual price on the new copies go up as well. One thing I learned is to not try and just save a dollar or two by getting a warehouse copy because it is always a question mark as far as both condition and how they ship it. At least with new records it seems like 95% of the time they put them in actual lp mailers now but with warehouse deals they can be sent in as many ways as the imagination of the warehouse worker packing it haha. I don't buy anything unless it is at least 30-40% minimum and that also helps me chill on buying shit as well. One last thing I try to stay away from as well is ordering heavy stuff the same time as ordering something breakable from the warehouse because they love to put the record on the bottom of the box and then set the heavy item on top like the huge bottle of tide pods I got yesterday along with a completely destroyed album underneath.
I was about the order that t-shirt and flexi deal from death of a nation until the shipping option came up, no first class mail option only priority and ups.
$15 fucking dollars to ship a shirt and flexi? no thanks.