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WANTED - We want to buy your rare vinyl records, rare CDs & Pop Memorabilia
We want to buy your Record Collection!
If you want to avoid reading all the detail below see our quick 3 easy steps to sell to us guide here
We have been the world's largest buyer of rare and collectable vinyl records, CDs and memorabilia for 29 years and it's quick, easy and profitable to sell to us.

We constantly require thousands of rare & collectable records, compact discs and music memorabilia from the 1950's to the current date. There’s no need to advertise your items at online auctions or on ebay when you can sell them to us for no fee. If you have anything to sell then we would love to hear from you! Perhaps your local record stores, record fairs, boot fairs, charity shops or even your family have some gems hidden away that you could unearth and sell on to us at a profit? We will travel all over the UK, Europe, USA and Japan to buy.

So call free on 0800 345 7551 (UK only) or +44 (0)1474 815099 or email buyers@eil.com

Or use our easy to complete excel.xls spreadsheet form to list the items you want to sell - download it here

Jump to: What we want : How to sell to us : How to Contact us : Our FAQ and buying policy


At least excellent, preferably Mint condition original LPs and 45s on the following labels always wanted:-
A&M, Atlantic, Apple, Blue Horizon, Bronze, Brunswick, Capitol, Carnaby, CBS, Charisma, Columbia, Dandelion, Dark Horse, Decca, Deram, Elektra, Epic, Fontana, Harvest, HMV (and HMV LP or CD box sets), Immediate, Island, Liberty, Marmelade, MCA, Mercury, MGM, Neon, Page One, Parlophone, Philips, Planet, Polydor, Pye, RCA, Regal Zonophone, Reprise, Ring O’, Rolling Stone, Spark, Straight, Track, Transatlantic, United Artists, Vertigo, Virgin, Warners etc.

At least Excellent, preferably Mint condition original LPs & 45s by the following artists always wanted:-

Animals, Beach Boys, Beatles & solo, Bonzos, Bowie, Buffalo Springfield, Byrds, Captain Beefheart,
Clapton/Cream, Spencer Davis Group, Doors, Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention, Fleetwood Mac, Free, Rory Gallagher, Genesis, Grateful Dead, Hendrix, Hollies, Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, King Crimson, Kinks, Led Zeppelin, Love, Manfred Mann, John Mayall, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, The Nice, Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, Pretty Things, Cliff Richard, Rolling Stones & solo, Small Faces, T Rex/Bolan, Taste, Ten Years After, Them, Traffic, Velvet Underground, The Who, Yardbirds, Yes, Neil Young, Frank Zappa/Mothers Of Invention etc.

1980s and 1990s 3" and 5" CD singles, limited edition 12"s, picture sleeve 7"s
Acetates and CD-Recordables (CDRs), promos, demos and test pressings, Promo videos, 5" CD Video Discs (PAL/NTSC/Secam), Original soundtrack LPs, TV related records, box sets etc.

Programmes; concert tickets; original concert posters; invites; handbills & flyers; promotional posters, standees, mobiles, displays & other P.O.S. material; press kits, boxes & sales presenters; award discs; tour crew jackets & other clothing; tour itineraries; promotional jackets, t-shirts & other clothing; tour merchandise; original artwork, proofs, colour seperations, cromalins, bromides, etc; interesting paper items, promotional gimmicks & most other memorabilia needed. Also buying: original film posters; movie press books & press kits; cinema programmes; premiere invites & programmes; promotional clothing & other items required; Original artwork/Bromides/Cromalins/Proofs/Colour separation for picture covers & adverts etc

We always require Gold, Silver, Platinum and Multi-Platinum awards on most artists - official B.P.I., R.I.A.A., I.F.P.I., C.R.I.A., S.N.E.P. etc. certified or genuine in-house variants from around the world. We also need Ivor Novello, B.M.I., ASCAP etc. publishing awards, plaques, trophies, certificates and citations etc.

We will buy or trade most CDs and vinyl from MOST countries, especially the following...
JAPAN - vinyl, early 3" and 5" CDs, special edition CD albums, Japanese promo and sample copy CDs, LPs, 12"s, 45s etc
BRAZIL/ARGENTINA - promo CD singles, 12" maxis, 45s, promo LPs
MEXICO - coloured vinyls, promo 45s/12"s maxis and CD singles
SOUTH AFRICA - CD singles and deleted vinyl
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE/PHILIPPINES - coloured vinyls, CD singles & promos etc
AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND - deleted CD singles, limited editions, coloured vinyls, promos/demos etc
NORWAY/SWEDEN/FINLAND - deleted CD singles, promos/coloured vinyl 45s, 12"s and LPs
ITALY/GERMANY/HOLLAND/BELGIUM - deleted CD singles, promo/coloured vinyl 45s, 12"s and LPs
FRANCE - original 45s, Eps, 12"s maxis, limited edition (tirage limite), promos (vente interdite/hors commerce) CD singles, CD maxis, CD promos, press kits, promo box sets, coloured vinyls (disque coleur) etc
SPAIN - promo 45s, 12"s, LPs, CD maxis, CD promocionel, box sets etc
USA/CANADA - 45s, 12"s, CD maxis, LPs, promos/demos/samplers, press kits etc

If you have a record collection or inventory for sale we will travel throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, South America and beyond! If you would like more information or wish to arrange an appointment for us to visit, please contact us buyers@eil.com

Click on the map to view examples of some of our most wanted items produced in these territories:

UK Wants list European Wants list Japanese Wants list Australian Wants list South American Wants list US Wants list Rest of the World Wants list
U.K. Wants European Wants Japanese
New Zealand Wants
South American

Rest of the World Wants


Please use our form to list your for sale. All you have to do is download it here then ensure you ‘save as’ giving it a file name of your choice.
Include as much relevant product information as you can, including the catalogue number.
If you are unsure about any of the details we have asked for please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. This will help you understand what condition is required including example pictures of good and bad to help you decide.

Call or email to discuss a buyer coming out to appraise your record & CD collection.

We can arrange for our courier, Parcelforce, to collect your items at no cost to you. All you will need to do is ensure they are packaged sufficiently (we can supply boxes too if needed). Call or email to discuss and we’ll do the rest.

Bring your items to our next buying day either in Kent or Soho, London. Our Kent offices are open every second Friday of the month but you’re welcome at any other time by appointment.
Check future dates for Kent and Soho, London here.

The process is as easy as selling your items for cash, BUT we will offer you significantly more above a cash value! - check it out here


Contact Details...
All email enquires - buyers@eil.com
Call us freephone in the UK on 0800 345 7551 or from outside the UK on +441474 815099

Our experts are:

Julian Thomas - 60s/70s, Beatles, Stones, Zep, Jazz vinyl collections - British, Modern & Avant Garde
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 816069

Mark Evetts - Pop, Punk & New Wave, Indie and Alternative from underground to mainstream
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 815099

Syd Franklin - 70s to 90s Heavy Metal & indie, Rock & Prog including Led Zep, Queen, Rush, Jethro Tull and beyond!
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 816047

Glen Bushell - Indie & Alternative, Grunge & Metal, Electronica & current day
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 816058

Tim Card - Punk/New Wave & 80s indie, disco/soul/funk/electronica - all manner of strange records that defy easy categorisation!
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 816063

Rich Wilson - Jazz, Funk, Disco - strange & unusual preferred
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 816059

Richard Austin - Art Pepper to Frank Zappa – 1950s to the 2000s
Tel – UK + 44 (0) 7498 984334
Email – swbuyer@eil.com

Our buyers also travel to the USA regularly.

If you are in Japan, contact Yasuhiko Yashiki
Tel / Fax - 0081-82-245-8830
email - ysk@eil.com


Been told that it's 'too far to travel'?
Want to sell your record collection but told you'll have to wait until the next visit to the area which might be weeks away?
Help is at hand at last!

We now have a dedicated buying office based in Devon in the South West which will cover a seriously neglected area of the country. Richard Austin will cover the 'forgotten' counties of Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset in the same way that the rest of the country is covered by our Head Office in Kent.
Contact Richard to arrange a free purchase appraisal in your area today.

Welcome to the South West Office. Based in the South West for the people of the South West.
Small or large collections welcome. All genres catered for.

Tel – UK + 44 (0) 7498 984334
Email – swbuyer@eil.com


Our fair and simple buying policy is as follows:
  1. We generally want to buy any of the items on our Most Wanted list at the prices stated provided they are in mint condition. We may sometimes offer a reduced price if you have a large quantity of any one item and wish to sell them as a lot. The price offered will reflect the quantity you have and our own stock holding.
  2. We will only buy items that are in at least excellent condition and we prefer items that are mint! Therefore, we generally do not require items that have any of the following defects: Scratches, sleeve tears or creases, handwriting on labels or covers, sellotape repairs or damaged or split spines of covers. If you are unsure please feel free to call us to discuss before sending. In some cases we will accept an item with minor defects if it is genuinely rare, although the price we reflect the lower condition. We reserve the right to return any unwanted, unsolicited, damaged or counterfeit items sent to us.
  3. We pay immediately! Payment will be despatched to you within 24 hours from receipt of your items. When sending items through the mail please ensure you keep proof of posting and use only the strongest packaging. We can supply and advise on packaging. If sending items from overseas please value the package according to the offer made. Should the parcel be lost in transit, the mail service will only reimburse the offer price and not their "collectable" value. If in doubt as to which service to use, please ask us for advice. You are welcome to deliver items in person by appointment.
  4. All prices quoted are in UK £ sterling. If you prefer to trade against items we have we will offer a higher value as store credit. This is not transferable to cash and will be of higher value than a cash/monetary offer.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Browse through our selection of the most common questions and queries we receive everyday - check it out here

Why you get more by selling to us

  • Established in 1985, for over 30 years eil.com (also known as Esprit) has been the world's largest buyer of premium quality and top condition rare and vintage vinyl records, rare CD's and music memorabilia. And we are proud of it.
  • We can afford to pay you the best prices as we have over 500,000 happy customers in over 100 countries worldwide. And it means your records are going to a great new home to be loved by someone else.
  • We're always on the phone to answer questions and help with any orders, Monday through Saturday and we answer all emails within a couple of hours. Payment is always made within 24 hours.
  • You can bring you records to us, we can collect them, or you can send them to us. Our service is always fast, friendly and professional. You don’t need to be the expert as we do all the difficult stuff.
  • Selling to us is easier than selling it yourself – If you have a collection of 30 records, that would be 30 different listings on Ebay, lots of questions to deal with, 20 different parcels to package (as at least 10 won’t sell), dealing with items missing or damaged in the post and possible fraud. So often a daunting and time consuming task, it’s much better to leave all that to us.
  • So if you want the best deal for your records, CDs or memorabilia, just call or email us today.

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