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When the time comes for you to find a new home for your record & CD collection, Rat is where you need to be. But don't just take our word for it; read what our previous customers say.

Rat Records have a strong enthusiasm for what they do which came across clearly on the web site.  I spoke to four people about buying my records.  One was an individual who just wanted to cherry pick his way through my albums; another was more interested in a different genre of records.  The third didn’t really exude any great enthusiasm for the sample records that I listed for him.  All of these were close to where I live.  But Tom was willing to travel to assess my collection.  He had already given me some indicative prices and explained how he graded the records.  He was knowledgable and it was nice to hear from someone who remembered some of the bands that I thought were great at the time and should have had greater success.  It was good to spend an hour and a half gently reminiscing, without getting too sentimental, about a time in my life that was formative for me.  We agreed what seemed a pretty fair price to me (and to my wife, who is the haggler in our household).  I helped Tom load up his van and he left for the M1 with me feeling no regrets.  The records had after all sat in the loft unplayed for nine years.  I didn’t need the money, but it was good to get what feels like a fair price.  And it was better still to have felt like your 30 year old record buying decisions had been (broadly) good ones. 

Tom is a very likeable chap and I had no problem at all, he gave me a fair price for the records he bought from me and I am more than happy to say thanks Tom for your time to get to me and of course the cash you paid for the records. I also had a really good chat with Tom and felt like I'd known him for ages, Isuppose that's how music and the love of it brings people together.
All the best.Thanks again, Steve
Hi Tom
I have no hesitation recommending your buying skills.
You were very helpful and willing to share your expertise in relation to the remainder of the collection. You made me feel at ease and confident that you would offer a fair price for the vinyls.
Many thanks for your help
 
 
 
Hi Tom
I felt it was fair the way that you worked out a cost; I was concerned I'd have a 'wheeler dealer' in my house and it wasn't like that at all! 

Tom Fisher from Rat Records made the sale of my records a very easy and rewarding experience.  Easy, because he agreed to take the entire collection away and paid more than I expected---and rewarding, because I know that someone else will continue to get pleasure out of those records.

I'm emailing  you to say how brilliant I thought you were! It was a pleasure and I hope you can make a nice profit on them, its good they have gone to a nice home. 

Like many people I had quite a large collection of Vinyl LPs sitting doing nothing in my loft for many years gathering dust. I did spend quite a large amount of time putting some of them on eBay but found that it was extremely time consuming and often I didn’t get as much for the record as I had hoped.

  I then had the good fortune of coming across the Rat Records website. I contacted Tom and sent a random list of some of the titles I had. He replied almost immediately and came out to view them the next day. He then offered me what I considered a very good price and took them away.

  I can only thank Tom for the extremely quick and professional way he dealt with me and would definitely recommend him to anyone looking to dispose of their record collection.

Having narrowed down my options , I approached three different buyers to sell my 700 CDs and 70 remaining vinyl records. I chose Rat Records and I’m glad that I did .

Whilst there was not a huge disparity in the initial pricing indications, from the speed and clarity of the first response through to the organisation of the pick up, Tom Fisher was head and shoulders above his competition.