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We buy Classical 33rpm Records. We also buy Jazz and Popular LPs - i.e. Beatles Jimi Hendrix etc. We prefer classical LPs with solo violin and cello performances rather than symphonic orchestral recordings. There are too many exceptions to list here. Should you wish to sell mint or near mint examples of Violin LPs or any of the three labels below please get in touch by email. Please include your location and if possible a phone number. We do not offer a free valuation service by email or phone.
rare vinyl records
rare vinyl records
rare vinyl records
Old Audio Equipment Wanted

Pls read this page BEFORE contacting us

We do NOT make offers. We do NOT provide a free valuation service.

This blunt article is certainly not meant to put off perfectly genuine sellers. Unfortunately we get swamped with emails from valuation seekers who, even when offered a fair price by email, will simply sell their items for a fraction more to somebody in their locality or use the figures as start prices for Ebay auctions. Many records have several variations only identifiable by spotting small differences. Without a visual inspection of labels, vinyl and sleeves it would be foolish to make precise offers on the basis of random lists, unless they have been carefully compiled by an experienced collector. In case you have absolutely no idea how much you would like to be paid for your records the least we expect is a ballpark figure. We are not interested in collections which have been cherry picked by dealers or relatives. We do not visit distant locations to view LPs unless there is a realistic option to purchase there and then. From a buyer's perspective, when sellers refuse to state even an approximate asking price, before they decide what final price they will accept, chances are that they are primarily interested in a free inspection/valuation of their items.
Recently a guy called Jon Lisle made contact, wanting to sell 7000 records, which are stored in Sheffield. He could not provide photos nor any kind of accurate description. In good faith an arrangement was made to go and look at them. Non refundable London Sheffield train tickets were bought on the understanding the LPs were for sale after inspection. It was not until the very last minute that Mr. Lisle let slip his true intention: He wanted an expert to search through 7000 records without any option of actually being able to buy any. Any records Vinylconnections might have wished to buy "would have to be left with him". His declared intention was to then get the highest possible offers from other dealers. If Vinyl Connections could beat their offers he would "send the LPs in a few weeks, possibly months". In other words: Jon Lisle was hoping an absolute mug would travel from London to Sheffield and value 7000 LPs for absolutely nothing and pay the train fare too. The inevitable total loss of a London/Sheffield train fare was regrettable, but preferable to an entirely wasted day, the only possible outcome of the journey.
We do appreciate the effort many sellers make by compiling lists of their LP collections. Unfortunately most of these lists are of little or no help to buyers. Without having viewed a record, having seen its label/matrix markings and especially having checked its condition for flaws,anything else is pure guesswork. To get started well focused close up photos of the STACKED PILE OF LPs showing the printed details on the spines of your LPs are far more useful than lists. It's important that these close ups are taken and sent in high resolution.The file size of the JPG in this example has been reduced to preserve limited space on our server. For LP spines to be legible and in focus, LPs need to be piled as neatly as possible and the direction of print lined up, avoiding upside down lettering.

Pls read this page BEFORE contacting us

We do NOT make offers. We do NOT provide a free valuation service.

Classical Vinyl Records Wanted - Cash Paid

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