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Welcome to eil.com Most Wanted.

Click on the map of your choice to view our latest wanted lists!

As ever, we constantly require thousands of rare & collectable records, compact discs's and music memorabilia from the 1950's to the 2000's. If you have anything to sell from your collection or can find any of the items on the attached listing then we would love to hear from you! Perhaps your local record stores, record fairs, boot fairs, charity shops etc. have some gems hidden away that you could unearth and sell on to us at a profit?

Your Top Five Questions Answered:

  1. Our fair and simple buying policy
  2. Trade Credit offer
  3. Frequently Asked Questions
  4. Contact our buyers
  5. Email your list using our Enquiry form
  6. What items we require

Our fair and simple buying policy is as follows:

  1. We will buy any of the items on our current Most Wanted list at the prices stated. We may sometimes offer a reduced price if you have a large quantity of any one item and wish to sell them as a job lot. In this case the price we will offer will be based upon the quantity of units you have, how many (if any) we currently have in stock and how many we think we could sell in total. We like to negotiate!
  2. We will only buy items that are in at least excellent condition. We would obviously prefer items that are mint! Therefore, we generally do not require any records or CDs that have any of the following defects:
    Scratches, sleeve tears or creases, handwriting on labels or covers, sellotape or super glue repairs or damaged spines of covers. If you are unsure about an item you have please feel free to call us first to discuss, in some cases we will accept an item with minor defects if it is genuinely rare, although the price we will offer will reflect the condition. Again, please ask first before sending. We reserve the right to return any unwanted, unsolicited, damaged or counterfeit items sent in for purchase.
  3. We pay immediately!
    All 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. If sending items from overseas please value the package according to the exact contents — please do not overvalue as the post office will only ever compensate for the purchase price of the items and not their "collectable" value. If in doubt as to which service to use, please do not hesitate to ask us for advice. If you can personally deliver items to us we can pay you on the spot. (Please arrange in advance to ensure one of our buyers is here.)
  4. All prices quoted or listed are in UK sterling. If you prefer to trade against items we have or for a credit note that you can use at any point in the future, we will offer a higher value. However, there is no set formula to convert a cash value into a trade value so please contact us for a quote.


Trade Credit offer:

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


Frequently Asked Questions:

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


Contact our buyers

Contact Details...
All email enquires - wants@eil.com
General UK freephone wanted enquires — UK +44 (0)800 345 7551 or UK +44(0)1474 815099

Our experts are:

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

Mark Evetts - Pop, Heavy Metal, Punk & New Wave
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 815099

Syd Franklin - Queen, 70s Rock, any other Rock and Jethro Tull a speciality
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 816047

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

Jon Ashby - Alternative, Britpop, Jazz, Electronica, Rock from the 90s to the 00s and house clearances a speciality
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 816054

Richard Austin - Art Pepper to Frank Zappa, via Tori Amos & Hawkwind and anything Prog
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 816052

Rich Wilson - 90's vinyl (all genres), modern jazz, 50s rockabilly/ska, 60s-70s soul/funk, psychedelia, dub/reggae, Soundtracks, Audiophile/classical
Tel - UK +44 (0)1474 816059

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

Our buyers travel to the USA regularly.
You can call us us on +44 (0)1474 815099 and email buyers@eil.com.

In Japan you can contact Yashuhiko Yashiki
Tel / Fax - 0081-82-245-8830
email - ysk@eil.com.

EMAIL YOUR LIST OF ITEMS TO SELL:
You have a list if items to sell? then please follow our straightforward enquiry form to list items that you have for sale. The Excel spreadsheet is straightforward to complete. All you have to do is download it here. (right-click & select 'Save Target as...')

You will be asked to complete all your contact details so that we can contact you easily with any offer, it is important you tell us as much information as possible as missing details may delay your enquiry.

Please also include as much relevant product information as you can, including the catalogue number if it is available. Also check to see if you can match products up with the Esprit Number on our website.

If you are unsure about any of the details we have asked for please check out our easy to understand Frequently Asked Questions page. This will help you understand what condition is required including pictures of good and bad to help you decide.

WE CAN VISIT YOU:
We can visit you if the size or quality of the collection makes a trip necessary but this would need to be discussed with a buyer first. If you are in the UK please check out the counties we currently visit here.

WHAT WE REQUIRE:
If you have a collection or inventory for sale we will travel throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and beyond! If you would like more information or wish to arrange an appointment for us to visit, please call Mark Evetts or Julian Thomas.

ALWAYS NEEDED
1980s and 1990s 3" and 5" CD singles, limited edition 12"s, picture sleeved 7"s
Acetates and CD-Recordables (CDRs), promos, demos and test pressings
Gold/Silver/Platinum award discs — BPI certified or in-house — all countries
Promo videos, 5" CD Video Discs (PAL/NTSC/Secam)
Fillm & Movie press kits, programmes for premieres, film & TV related memorabilia
Original soundtrack LPs, TV related records, box sets etc
Official tour merchandise, T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Jackets, crew clothing etc
Original artwork/Bromides/Cromalins/Proofs/Colour separation for picture covers & adverts etc

AWARDS
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.

MEMORABILIA ALWAYS REQUIRED:
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; 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.

60s/70s ARTISTS AND LABELS WANTED
Excellent 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.

Excellent 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.

OTHER COUNTRIES
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 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

SHOPS/WHOLESALERS/DEALERS/REVIEWERS/RADIO STATIONS

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