is a Danish mailorder shop based in Hillerød, north of Copenhagen.
We advertise and do business only via the internet. Our many faithful
and satisfied customers are living in Denmark, as well as several
other countries within the European Union.
We do NOT ship outside the EU. Not because we don't want
to sell stuff, but because re-export is cumbersome and only adds
to the price. We believe that deadheads from outside the EU are
better served by dealing directly with the official DEADNETSTORE
in the USA.
Lindstrøm, Fredskovhellet 24 st.th, 3400 Hillerød
(6-8 P.M. local time):
Bank (9570) account # 1-690-3310
IBAN: DK59 3000 0016 9033 10
is our mission?
Dancing Bear wishes
to be known as the safest, cheapest
and most reliable European purveyor of the comprehensive
Grateful Dead music and merchandise catalog.
We offer our European customers
all the benefits of shopping locally:
and transparent prices
- low postage &
- simple and safe payment
procedures (SWIFT, direct bank transfer, credit card, even cash)
- consumer protection according
to Danish legislation and EU standards
- fast and personal customer service
want to promote knowledge and appreciation of The Grateful Dead
and their music throughout Europe. See "The Dead Files"
(the menu on the right), our regular - more or less - newsletter,
and our on-line Q&A service
Dancing Bear sell only
by mail-order on a pay-before-dispatch principle. This means that
our retail prices don't need a safety margin to cover a large stock,
shop, sales staff, theft, or bad debtors.
All private parcels from outside
the EU are opened and inspected by the national Customs authorities,
causing a considerable delay.
Like other commercial operators,
Dancing Bear imports are processed swiftly and efficiently by the
Danish Customs and Postal service. We usually receive, repack and
resend the goods within two working days, and, once inside the EU,
the final delivery is as fast as your local postman can manage.
The P&H fee depends on the order
total and whether we shall ship outside Denmark.
See the postage
Soon after having entered your
on-line order, you will receive
a confirmation e-mail with attached invoice.
The invoice states the total amount (in DKK and Euro) and the account
number to which you must transfer the payment.
You are kindly requested to effect the funds transfer inside of
14 days after receiving the order confirmation/invoice.
Since some banks charge excessive rates
for funds transfer, we also allow cash payment in Euros or your
local currency. You can also pay by credit
we don't take personal cheques.
forget to write your name and the Order No. in the space reserved
for "Message to recipient", or words to that effect.
Dancing Bear Records
originated in 1999, the brainchild of a couple of longtime Danish
For years we had tried our hand
in purchasing Grateful Dead CDs, T-shirts and other merchandise
by mailorder from the U.S. The shipments usually made it into our
hands after months of fiddling with order forms and International
Money Orders, although the interminable days and weeks of waiting
took their toll.
In 1995 www.dead.net
was launched - a giant step for Deaddom. We put the Online Shop
to good use although we still had some grievances, particularly
the Postage & Handling fee which forced us to wait until we
had piled up a large backlog instead of getting the new albums right
Finally, we decided to
do something about it! Dancing Bear is based
on a patently obvious principle: Moving retail distribution to the
European side of the Atlantic, thereby making things easier and
cheaper for European heads who would like their Grateful Dead music
to come in small but frequent doses.
to find us
You already found our website
our main line of communication. The fastest way to reach us is by
e-mail to feedback#dancingbear.dk
Our offices (no retail)
are located at the address found at the bottom of the page.