USING OUR WEBSITE:
All of the items listed on our website can be purchased online or collected in store. Items listed on external websites (our eBay, Discogs and MusicStack shops) can also be reserved and collected (or shipped to you) - simply send us an e-mail detailing the items you require (and where you found them) and we will gladly put them away for you to collect.
HOW WE CATALOGUE: All of our vinyl is catalogued using the following system. Individual artists are catalogued under the first letter of their last name; so for example, David Bowie will be found under B. Groups are catalogued under the first letter of their name, excluding the word THE if this is present; so for example, The Who will be found under W and King Crimson will be found under K.
The left-hand menu lists all artists alphabetically and shows the number of items listed in each particular section. So clicking on A will display a drop-down menu listing all artists catalogued under A and the number of items in each sub-category. You can display any sub-category by either clicking the name in the left-hand menu or the relevant button in the main window.
VINYL GRADING: We grade our vinyl using the standard gradings in 'Record Collector' magazine.
Mint: The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as sealed or unplayed should be classified as Mint.
Excellent: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
Very Good: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
Good: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc.
Fair: The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.
Poor: The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
PHOTOGRAPHS: We display products on our website using ACTUAL photographs of the item for sale. The condition of any item particular item is clearly listed within the product description.