selling vinyl records in London

gabriel

The Heatwave
are there any record shops left in London where you can sell stuff??

i know about Haggle and Flashback on Essex Road and of course the MVE shops .... anything else around?

it's mostly hip hop, drum & bass, breakbeat, reggae, dancehall.

cheers :)
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Lucky 7 on church street N16. No idea about prices but they are local.

would I like any of the reggae? Can have a look if you like?
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Oh yeah there's that place on Berwick street which used to be Reckless? On the other side of the road than MVE. They seem ok.
 

bobbin

What
I think the best strategy is taking it wherever the staff will have the best idea what you're selling. The policy is generally if they don't know, they can't offer you much.

The people at MVE dance and soul shop in Notting Hill should be fairly good for all that music. And Camden as well for hip-hop and reggae. Although it might be worth phoning to check who's there if you're selling a lot.

One thing to watch out for with Revival, in my experience, is that they've only got a clue about certain things. I've had not much joy there with reasonable records before. They admitted why they weren't offering much or were turning them down.

You won't get too much for most of the breakbeat, incidentally, in any case ;)
 

STN

sou'wester
There is a guy who works in Lucky 7 who knows a reasonable amount about reggae and seems v nice. I can't remember his name, but he's from New Zealand. Or possibly Australia.
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Kane is is name. Doesn't seem to be around so much these days.

I think I'd probably still go to one of the bigger shops, thinking back on this thread. I almost always end up getting credit from the shop instead of cash, so you want somewhere to spend your vouchers as well.

MVE seem to offer 25% more for credit...
 

john eden

male pale and stale
Inspired by Gabriel I also pulled together a hefty pile of d 'n' b, big beat and random other bits.

The d 'n' b was a mixed bag of late 90s stuff including a few pieces (RAM Trilogy etc) which are going for 50p on discogs. It was all in pretty great condition.

It filled my record bag, I didn't count how many pieces it was. It was heavy. :)

I went to MVE. My reasons for this were rational and irrational.

Rationally I went hoping for an ok deal, with an exchange rate I could then fritter away over the coming months. I'm not convinced that other shops will either have things I want over the coming months, or even survive that long.

Irationally I guess they are the place which I've sold stuff to most in the past, usually with OK or better than I expected results, except when I've been selling absolute dross.

Inevitably the guy I dealt with was grumpy, but he did know his shit. They asked me what the stuff was and then got the person who knew his shit to deal with me. This is a good thing.

He offered me 65 quid cash or double that (£130) for exchange. I took the exchange and we pretty pleased by it.

I'm sure the exchange rate allows them to deflate their cash rate, but I'm not bothered really because I am happy to keep buying vinyl from them.
 

viktorvaughn

Well-known member
Yo peeps

What’s the consensus on selling grime/dubstep/garage vinyl? Is it best to sell on discogs if you can be bothered to list things there? Or ebay. I’m going to trim down my collection as it seems a bit pointless having loads of tracks sitting there not being played, but keep the special stuff like Ruff Swad, Wiley, Jah Mek the World etc.

Thanks
 
Yeah, definitely discogs.

Grime vinyl is getting sold at ridiculous prices on there at the moment, definitely a strong market at the moment.

What are you selling
 

viktorvaughn

Well-known member
Yeah, definitely discogs.

Grime vinyl is getting sold at ridiculous prices on there at the moment, definitely a strong market at the moment.

What are you selling
Thanks. I've been through them yet, but am thinking of weeding out 50 odd to start with, they are just various bits from rarer white labels through to some widely available dubstep etc, nothing too amazing, though i did have a phase 4/5 years ago of buying lots of cool grime and combing ebay alot so i guess all that stuff is now more valuable....
 

Simon78

Well-known member
Thanks. I've been through them yet, but am thinking of weeding out 50 odd to start with, they are just various bits from rarer white labels through to some widely available dubstep etc, nothing too amazing, though i did have a phase 4/5 years ago of buying lots of cool grime and combing ebay alot so i guess all that stuff is now more valuable....
I'd be interested in seeing what Grime you're selling
 

rubberdingyrapids

Well-known member
i got 20 quid for ruff sqwad's cuckoo on discogs recently - seems like people are willing to pay a fair bit for grime now (though not quite as insane as dubstep).

i have loads of old indie rap i keep meaning to sell but havent due to sentimental reasons.
 

mrfaucet

The Ideas Train
what second hand shops are still around these days? I'm going to be back in London in February for the first time in a year and a half and want to grab as much vinyl as I can. Looks like all the places mentioned in the thread are still open, any others opened up/shut down?

Viktorvaughan, I'd definitely be keen to see the list of grime records as well.
 

DannyL

Wild Horses
There's a new shop called Kristina in Dalston which is pretty nice. You could do a kinda run between there, Lucky 7, Haggle and Flashback. Camden MVE has gone (I think?), Intoxica in Notting Hill is gone or going and Minus Zero up there has gone also.
 

guppyslim

Member
what second hand shops are still around these days? I'm going to be back in London in February for the first time in a year and a half and want to grab as much vinyl as I can. Looks like all the places mentioned in the thread are still open, any others opened up/shut down?

Viktorvaughan, I'd definitely be keen to see the list of grime records as well.
Reckless Records and Music Video Exchange on Berwick Street, Soho.
 
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