Welcome to Rat Records
I'm Tom Fisher, the record buyer for the best second hand vinyl record shop in South London: Rat Records, Camberwell. I want to buy your vinyl record collections and CDs. I've been buying record collections since 1988. I collect nationwide, pay cash and can take the lot. Get in touch for a quote.
In the Rat Records London shop, we sell an eclectic range of music from Rock to Reggae, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Punk, Indie, Metal, Alternative, World and all kinds of Electronic music on vinyl and CD.
We specialize in vinyl. We love records! Visit us!
"I was really happy with the record buying service from Rat Records. Tom was really friendly, helpful and most importantly fair in his appraisal of the collection.
Tom makes the process of selling a record collection very painless! He explains the prices and then systematically goes through the whole collection. He then boxes them up, hands over money for them, then drives them off to Rat Records."
How to Sell Your Records & CDs
I make it quick and easy.
Get in touch and I'll give you a quote over the phone/email.
Then I make an appointment to come and buy your vinyl record & CD collection.
I'm friendly, fair, knowledgeable and professional. I make it simple to sell your records.
I buy vinyl record collections and CDs nationwide, pay cash and can take the lot. Distance is no problem. I want your records. Deal with an expert record buyer.
Read what real people who've sold their records to me say>
If your Record or CD collection is worth money, we'll buy it.
Fresh vinyl this week
Tom buys records all over the country to make sure 500 new-in vinyl records go out every Saturday...
June 10, 2020
Sneak Peek: click here
The shop and mail order business will remain closed in June.
Tom is actively quoting to buy records nationwide, collecting from June 12th.
I’m sorry. We are trying to obtain the necessary kit to adapt the shop to lower the risk from the Virus for us and you guys. So is every other shop. I can’t get a few crucial items until the first week of July at the earliest. We will need to change our trading hours to allow for cleaning, restocking etc. We are also going to be making changes to our layout and the way we do things in line with the Govt. advice. I will keep you updated here and on our Facebook as soon as we have more information and a firm date. I apologise for keeping you all waiting, but for the shop to survive, and come back as close to possible as it was (but cleaner) we have to get everything right before we re-open. Thanks, Tom, Philippe and Andre.
RAT RECORDS Shop
Visit the Rat Records shop in Camberwell. You are going to get a second hand vinyl bargain. We price records to sell, pile them out on Saturday and mark down everything once a month.
Rat Records often has a Saturday guest DJ weekly, 1-4pm.Get in touch with us if you are interested in playing.....VINYL ONLY, IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING.
Rat Sessions back catalogue: Karl Avery
June 9, 2018
Sun is shining, weather is sweet....this soulful set should go down easy like the first V&T. Thanks Karl.
New-in CDs this week
We put out over 250 fresh CDs on Tuesdays...
March 31, 2020
Sneak Peek: click here
NOT the New In CDs, Tuesday 31st.
Click on the picture for a taste of an interesting selection that Andre would have been trying to process and put out today.
But don't despair, too much. They are going nowhere til we reopen. They are safe and waiting for you. Lots more to come...
INNER SLEEVE: the rat records blog
Stories from 30 years of buying and selling records and what really goes on in a second hand record shop.
Visit the Inner Sleeve blog page>
Hybrid Vinyl Customers
Yes, streaming is rife and can only increase. It's convenient. It's cheap.But the latest info from Amazon Digital
shows that music consumers aren't defined by what physical format they prefer, but by those wanting to OWN music on a physical format rather than just streaming it. The definition in the market is between Streamers and Owners.
But hold on, it seems the people who want to own music on a physical format ALSO want to stream music. Hybrid customers. Marketing pidgin. Is it because owning the physical format forces you to pay greater attention and thus value the music more? Or do you just want IT, the physical manifestation of the music: The sleeves, the info about the studio and producer, the pictures....Or do you just LIKE browsing in the shop, seeing what we have turned up for you each Saturday with likeminded folk....Or the ME time alone with your records, deck and mild intoxicant/stimulant....
Probably a combination, because it's not age, gender or ethnic background from what I can see in the shop.
But don't feel guilty that you have a Spotify Trojan playlist that you banged on last night rather than shuffle between 45s every 3 minutes 14 seconds whilst doing a stir-fry. You are not alone. You are still on the Owners' side and you are still one of the Rat People. Albeit maybe a Hybrid.