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About Rare Vinyl.com

Started from a serious(!) record collecting hobby in 1985 by founders Robert and Julian (with Cathryn joining a couple of years later), in 2023 we are still the world's biggest online Record Store for new and used rare, collectable, hard to find Vinyl Records, CDs, CD singles, picture discs, 12", 7" records, limited editions, promos, imports and music memorabilia from the UK (England), USA, Japan, Germany, France, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Australia, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina covering the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. Our core genres cover everything across Pop, Rock, Jazz and Classical.

(From left to right, Founders Julian, Cathryn and Robert at a trade show in the late 1980s when we were known as Esprit )

(And in 2023 - Still here and still loving what we do!)

Our head office and warehouses have always been based in Kent in the South East of the UK, and we also have buying offices located in London, Surrey, Devon and East Kent as well as Hiroshima in Japan. .

We are rated 4.9 out of 5 on Trustpilot and we've over 500,000 happy customers in over 100 countries worldwide earning us platinum seller status on Ebay, plus we have an average positive rating of over 99% on Amazon sites worldwide.

So, if you are fed up with trying to track down collectables on auction sites, or received something that wasn't quite what you expected, you can shop with confidence at eil.com.

Ordering is easy and orders are despatched same day (Monday to Friday) in custom made superior packaging. All orders come with the added assurance of our 100% satisfaction guarantee and exceptional customer service provided by our expert music sales team, most of whom are collectors themselves and experts in their own field. Our team are available on the phone Monday to Saturday and emails are answered in hours, not days.


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