Who pays for excess stock that is returned? CD Baby Artist Services June 19, 2018 16:01 Updated Follow The artist can choose to have us recycle stock (at no cost) or have us mail the excess quantity back to them at their own expense (at the same shipping rates for CD Baby customers). Related articles What if my album starts selling more copies before you return them? What if I have “excess inventory”? How is that determined? Contact Us What is recycling? There is a problem with my project on a partner site, how do I get that fixed? Comments 0 comments Article is closed for comments.