UK (Standard Class but 1st Class on 1 Kg+ parcels) - 1st cd / 7" / tape = 1.50 GBP - each after 0.50 GBP
UK (Standard Class but 1st Class on 1 Kg+ parcels) - 1st LP / 12" / 10" / shaped picture disc / video / t-shirt / display flat (1-10) / poster / auto'd photo / small book = 3 GBP - each after 1 GBP
EUROPE (AIR MAIL) - 1st cd / 7" / tape = 3 GBP - each after 0.75 GBP
EUROPE (AIR MAIL) - 1st LP / 12" / 10" / shaped picture disc / video / t-shirt / display flat (1-10) / poster / auto'd photo / small book = 5 GBP - each after 1.75 GBP
EUROPE (AIR MAIL - SIGNED FOR) - 1st cd / 7" / tape = 8 GBP - each after 0.75 GBP
EUROPE (AIR MAIL - SIGNED FOR) - 1st LP / 12" / 10" / shaped picture disc / video / t-shirt / display flat (1-10) / poster / auto'd photo / small book = 10 GBP - each after 1.75 GBP
REST OF THE WORLD (AIR MAIL) - 1st cd / 7" / tape = 4 GBP - each after 1 GBP
REST OF THE WORLD (AIR MAIL) - 1st LP / 12" / 10" / shaped picture disc / video / t-shirt / display flat (1-10) / poster / auto'd photo / small book = 7 GBP - each after 3 GBP
REST OF THE WORLD (AIR MAIL - SIGNED FOR) - 1st cd / 7" / tape = 9 GBP - each after 1 GBP
REST OF THE WORLD (AIR MAIL - SIGNED FOR) - 1st LP / 12" / 10" / shaped picture disc / video / t-shirt / display flat (1-10) / poster / auto'd photo / small book = 12 GBP - each after 3 GBP
SURFACE MAIL (TAKES 4-16 WEEKS / UNINSURED) - 1st cd / 7" / tape = 2.50 GBP - each after 0.50 GBP
SURFACE MAIL (TAKES 4-16 WEEKS / UNINSURED) - 1st LP / 12" / 10" / shaped picture disc / video / t-shirt / display flat (1-10) / poster / auto'd photo / small book = 5 GBP - each after 1.50 GBP
UNUSUAL WEIGHT / DIMENSIONS / EXTRA PACKAGING - we will contact you with cost first
We usually process and ship orders within 3 working days of
receipt of order although on occasion it may take slightly longer.
All UK orders are covered for loss and sent by 1st class post (recorded at our discretion) or by courier service which may take between 1-4 working days to arrive. Maximum UK parcel cost is 10 GBP for up to 25 Kg.
All non-UK orders are sent by standard (non-signed for) air mail although if you'd like to save money and don't mind waiting 3-8 weeks surface mail is approx. 60% of the price - please ask. If you would like your parcel to be signed for and insured please select at time of ordering - cost is 4.50 GBP extra, although this does not always necessarily guarantee quicker delivery. Time specific tracked delivery options are available - please ask if required.
Orders of high value, large weight or to high risk countries may require custom postage pricing - we will contact you for prior approval before processing.
Please note: Delivery times for non-courier service mail (which is the usually the cheapest available to you) is completely in the hands of the postal services and cannot be influenced after posting. Delays, although unusual, may be caused by random examination at customs, general inefficiency along the way or any other unknown circumstance.
Guideline delivery times are; UK: 1-4 days (up to 21); Europe: 2-10 days (up to a month); Rest of the world: 4-14 days (up to a month).
Please allow at least these limits for your parcel to arrive unless the parcel has been sent by (fully trackable) courier service or premium timed delivery service.
You have the right to cancel an order (for any reason) within 7
days of receipt of your goods.To exercise this option you must
first inform us (in writing / email) before returning the goods -
which must be returned in the same condition as they were sent
out. Return postage costs will not be refunded however.
All items are guaranteed to your satisfaction and to the
description we have given.If you are unhappy with any aspect of
our service please contact us and we will resolve it
immediately.All faulty items (plus postage costs) will be fully refunded
An order may be returned for any reason whatsoever within a period of 7 days from receipt
provided the item(s) are in the same state as received (e.g. if sealed, seal must be intact)
although original and return postage costs will not be refunded - only the actual item(s)
Grading System explained
As a UK based company, we use the globally recognised “Record Collector” (UK) magazine grading code/abbreviations, details of which are below. It is broadly similar in essence to the "Goldmine" US magazine grading system with one major abbreviation difference - a UK Record Collector graded "EX" item is the equivalent of a US Goldmine graded "VG+" item.
With over 25 years experience evaluating hundreds of thousands of rare and collectable items, we are confident that our gradings are accurate, reliable and trustworthy. Independent customer feedback gained through marketplace sites we sell through confirms outstanding levels of customer satisfaction, with a great many more than happy that their items arrived in “better condition than graded”.
As grading is subjective and open to a certain degree of interpretation, we prefer to under-grade items so as to avoid disappointment – we do not deliberately attempt to inflate grades to gain additional sales – our attempts at accuracy are genuine. All items are inspected visually under a strong halogen light, which is completely unforgiving – unfortunately (fortunately !?), as you may appreciate, we do not have the time or resources to listen to/view each individual item although certain items showing potential flaws may be tested, with any relevant remarks added to it’s description. Where appropriate, we will mention any significant negative points such as defacing, water damage, sticker removal tears, original record centre pushed out etc., however we do not detail each and every minor flaw, instead offering a general appraisal overall within the essence of the grading definitions as below.
Items are graded by the cover/outer packaging first, followed by the media contained (in their respective order of play). Those without a picture/company/generic cover are signified by a dash first e.g. (-/ex) = plain cover, media in “excellent” condition. Any items listed without a specific grading are by default “excellent” condition or better.
When placing an order, please be assured that the items are once again double-checked before payment is requested. Any discrepancies will be advised accordingly. All gradings are guaranteed. Please also be aware that even brand new and unplayed vinyl may have slight surface noise, static etc. … that’s their nature. Also, picture disc sound quality is inherently inferior to that of standard vinyl.
Please note that we apply the spirit of this to non-recorded music items such as magazines, posters, t-shirts etc. for the purposes of simplicity and uniformity.
(m): 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 Mint.
(ex): 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.
(vg): 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.
(g): 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, discolouration, etc.
(f): 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.
(p): The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
(b): The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection filler."
As well as the above standard grades, we use;
The item is still in it’s original seal from new and will be unplayed
(nm) : The item is very close to mint but shows negligible flaws - we will often default an item that appears to be in “mint” condition to this grading
(+) : This is added to gradings where we feel that the item is borderline to a superior grading e.g. a “near mint” condition sleeve with a dink on the corner may be viewed as 95% “near mint” and 5% “very good”, which although not worthy of an “excellent” grading would justify a “very good+” one.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.