If you want to contact us about selling your record collection, please thoroughly read the information below, before you send us any message.
If you think we might be interested in your collection, then please provide some core information such as:
– Your location in the UK, and your contact phone number.
– What genre/s of music the collection consists of, and a count of how many units.
– Also give a rough idea of the price you are seeking to achieve. A REALISTIC PRICE. This will help us determine whether a deal is possible. No ball park price = no reply.
Please don’t quote the “Discogs low / median / high values” which seems to have become prevalent recently, it has absolutely no bearing on the value of a collection being purchased in bulk by a dealer. Discogs valuations look retrospectively over differing timespans, through differing economic trading conditions. Physical conditions of vinyl, one-off impulse purchases and bandwagon trends all skew the data beyond any reality in the real world of selling records day to day for a living. If you do quote an unrealistic price for your collection having used Discogs as your crystal ball, we simply will not reply to your enquiry, put bluntly you’ll just be wasting your own time.
No dealer in their right mind will ever buy your entire collection in one go, for the cumulative value that a third party website states they were previously worth, using sales data from past decades. What people fail to understand is that no single record when listed for sale is guaranteed to sell for any given price, it takes time and patience waiting for individual sales, and a lot of dedicated storage capacity, to sit on records indefinitely. Even fairly priced records in great condition usually take many months if not longer to sell, and a large proportion often take many years of continuous listing before they sell. Some records NEVER sell and end up in the bin! This explains why no dealer will ever pay you anything close to the very lowest of discogs values, when bulk buying from you.
Be realistic about what a business would expect to pay for a random bulk mix of “secondhand used” vinyl records, purchased according to YOUR tastes. If you’re expecting thousands of pounds for a few hundred records (which many dreamers do), you’re living in the wrong century, and you’re on the wrong website!
You must also remember we have to warrant and guarantee every single item we resell to the public, so unless you are going to give us a money back guarantee on every record within your collection to be VG+ or better (which I guarantee you will not), then don’t expect jackpot sums of money for your “secondhand used” collection of vinyl.
– If you have a spread sheet of the titles, send us that info. The more detail, the better. [Artist / Title / Label / Cat Nr / Genre / Condition]
– If you do not have a text list of your records, you can send some pictures of your collection via WhatsApp to 07453 341 562.
It will give us a general idea of what’s there. Make sure your pictures are clear, taken in natural day light, at a good pixel resolution. It’s best to lay them out flat, perhaps 4 by 4, so 16 records per picture, gives us a good idea of what you have.
– The more information you can provide us with about what you have to sell, upon initial contact the better.
NOTE: Due to various covid tiered restrictions across the UK, we will not be making any visits in person to purchase collections. If you want to sell your collection to us, it will have to be boxed up, packed safely and delivered to us by courier. Payment will be made by paypal or bank transfer subsequent to inspection of the goods. Prior to any purchase being agreed we will need to verify the condition and scope of any collection by means of numerous clear photos, video flick through’s, and some random audio playback samples upon request.
You can contact us by phone on:
Dialing from Outside the UK: +44 (0) 7453 341562
Local UK: 07453 341562
If you are mailing us regarding purchasing any of our stock that you have seen on our Discogs Store, please tell us the Artist / Title / Label / Cat Nr. Also tell us your address so we can calculate the postage costs. We will then mail you the total cost and payment details. If you have the “Friends and Family” option available when you make your Paypal payment to us, please pretty please choose this option. It reduces our costs, and ensures we can continue to do what we do best – selling the records that you want to own!