I do not buy too many brand new LP's these days, mainly because of the cost. 2nd hand from carboots, fairs, charity shops etc. is where I normally pick up any additions to my LP collection.
However, considering the cost of new vinyl it really infuriates me when an LP you've shelled out over £20 for comes with the LP's in ordinary cardboard inner sleeves, rather than providing a nice anti-static, anti-abrasive sleeve.
Steven Wilson's latest Grace For Drowning is a good example.
I know there are lots of suppliers of these sleeves out there, just look on Ebay.
Someone on another forum suggested a company called Covers33 as a good, cheap supplier. Here's a link..http://covers33.co.uk/index.php/record/record-paper-covers?SID=tcidn73dlvftg49vuvjhlf2mi1
I've just ordered a pack of 100 white paper polylined sleeves from them for £17.50 plus VAT = £21 Delivered.
I thought this was a pretty good price and ordered them late Monday night and they were delivered this morning by courier.
They look pretty decent quality, so all in all a good deal I feel. I'm sure someone will tell me of a cheaper alternative, but I just thought that I'd pass on their name and testify for their quality and service in case anyone else is looking to buy some sleeves without spending an arm and a leg.