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Old 10th December 2009, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default vinyl records and very cold temps.

I have a strange question.

I wanted to order a new record, but I was wondering if the very cold winter temps (in the teens) can hurt them during shipping.
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Old 10th December 2009, 04:53 PM   #2
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Doubt it - I'd expect hot temperatures to affect them, but I could be wrong
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With all the abuse the shipping gorillas can dish out, cold temps would be the last of my concerns
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Old 10th December 2009, 05:44 PM   #4
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Well, I haven't received anything damaged yet, but music direct packs well.

I know a things can get brittle when cold, wasn't sure about vinyl records.

It's actually freakishly cold at the moment. Wasn't sure if the cold + tossers could hurt them or not.

If no one else has a story, then maybe it doesn't matter.
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The only time cold temps resulted in a damaged album was when I put it on the car dashboard after I bought it. The heater melted a nice bend in the outer edge- playable, with a quarter-ounce fishing weight on the cartridge!
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You will certainly get plenty of advocates for cryo of just about anything. OTOH you could download a picture of the LP and keep it in the sun to neutralize the bad karma.
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