With a vast catalogue of all musical eras which goes back to their first introduction back in the late 40's / early 50's, we have many genres of 45 rpm 7" singles in stock and we're ready to ship to enthusiasts, collectors and juke box owners all over the world. With over 30 years experience of dealing in vinyl, plus a further 30 years as collectors, we like to think we know a thing or two.
As collectors ourselves, we have known the disappointment of ordering something which doesnt match up to expectations, so we try our best to make a buying trip to our site entertaining and informative, as well as rewarding.
Let's tell you a little bit about how we operate.
Firstly, all 7" singles are visually checked for condition. We use the internationally accepted 'RECORD COLLECTOR' Magazine system for Condition Grading, and we do not generally offer anything which in our opinion is less than VG+. When we do, for instance in the case of a rarer record, we'll let you know before we ship, to give you the option of going ahead or cancelling.
Most records on offer will exceed this grading, and can be considered NM or 'Near Mint'. We never grade a pre-loved record as 'MINT'. In our opinion, it can't be MINT unless its new. We do however sell certain new records and where we do, you'll notice the grading is MINT.
We play-test every record before we ship.
We use a Technics 1210 turntable with a Shure Cartridge for this purpose. If we notice anything amiss we'll inform you so you have the option of accepting or rejecting the record before shipment.
We operate a no-nonsense guarantee on all our records.
This means that if you are unhappy with your purchase and inform us promptly after receipt of your order, we will accept return for full refund or credit.
All records are matched with an original record sleeve where possible.
We stockpile thousands of original sleeves and take a pride in how our records are presented. So for example, a record on the London American Label from say, 1962, will generally be shipped to you with the correct Company Record Sleeve for that year.
Occasionally we run out of course. When we do, we'll tell you and generally suggest a new plain white generic sleeve instead. Its your decision whether to accept this or wait for the original.
The Vinyl surface is of course important but we believe so is the label. Generally you can assume the labels on our records are clear, free of writing, stickers, and any other blemishes. If they are not, we'll tell you. Generally we wont offer anything which has damage to the label unless its a rare item and then it will be mentioned in the description.
We welcome your 'wants' list.
We take them seriously and we'll keep any records you're after until you instruct us to ship.
Triangle (or tri-) Centres
Up to 1959, 45's were likely to be released with a triangle centre as opposed to the 4-prong round centres that succeeded them. We know that many of you collect original 45's from the fifties with triangle centres so we have highlighted them in our descriptions. Where we do not state its a triangle centre, you can assume that the one offered is a standard 4-prong round centre original from the same era.
Thats about all we can think of for now. Enjoy your visit to our site, and please remember your feedback is very important to us, let us know what you think of our store, we're always receptive.