Here's my thoughts: After my vinyl record collection had spent many years in the loft I decided it was time to let them go. The effort to sell them one by one looked a long and expensive haul so I searched to find if anyone would buy the whole collection. Being based in central Scotland I came across Tom, Scotland's only mobile record buying service, and sent him my list. Tom dealt with it professionally and honestly, arriving at my house knowing which records were of interest to him and which had passed out of fashion. After checking the condition of the records and their covers he gave me a price for the whole collection which I was pleased to accept. Sad to see them go but they are mostly available at the touch of a button on Spotify. I would recommend anyone with a collection of vinyl records to contact Tom at Vinyl Records Scotland.
'I contacted Tom via email and he immediately replied. He advised me on how to grade the vinyl collection I wanted to sell and we agreed a price. We agreed a date and time for him to collect my records and he was bang on time. A very nice guy running a friendly, professional and efficient service. I would recommend his service to anyone.'
Dear Tom, glad you found some albums that justified your visit. You explained market conditions really well and of course I would recommend you to anyone else looking to dispose of vinyl. Thank you for taking the other records away and donating them on my behalf to charity.
“Tom was brilliant! I had to sell my recently deceased Father’s extensive music collection. Tom was very sensitive to my situation. He was very professional, fair and honest about the value of collection. Very pleased with the overall outcome.”
I found Tom via an Internet search. He came to my house and appraised the records I wanted to sell. He offered a price I was happy with. The whole process was very easy and quick. Tom knows his stuff and is a decent guy. I would happily recommend him.
I was very happy with the transaction. Tom was very professional and thorough and having made an assessment of the records gave a detailed breakdown of their worth and paid me on the spot.
Thanks for your email and for your helpful approach last week in respect of the sale of my record collection and I sincerely hope some of them find a good home.
“Tom’s honest and professional approach and his willingness to come to your home is a great way to assess whether you want to part with your record collection. His experience in this field is obvious and his forthright manner in realistically assessing your collection will help you decide whether to part with your vinyl”.
Hi Tom, thanks, I was glad the records will go to good homes!
In terms of feedback I thought the buying process was friendly, efficient and without hassle. There were a lot of records so it was a relief to have you take them away in one go especially as they were housed in a difficult location. I would recommend you to my friends if they are thinking of selling their collection.
Hi Tom, It was great to meet you and thanks again for taking the full collection away. Whilst it was ultimately upsetting for my aunt to see her husband's much loved collection leave, she is taking comfort in knowing he got his money's worth in his enjoyment of the music.
You conducted yourself very professionally explaining all the ins and outs of buying an older record collection. Your approach was very fair whilst respecting the customer. You were consistent in your approach right from your first contact and there was no major surprises. I was also impressed as to how quickly you were able to respond. Overall it was a most enjoyable experience and I would highly recommend you to other potential buyers.
True gentleman, upfront and honest. Very easy transaction and a pleasure to do business with.
From first contact, Tom was very helpful and quickly made arrangements to view my vinyl collection. Saves you all the hassle. Honest and upfront, very pleased with outcome.
Thanks for buying my punk record collection. Sometimes you just have to let go if they have been left not being used for many years and let someone else have them. Unfortunately selling records is not for everyone and it can be very complicated trying to sell them online one at a time. That is why it is handy to contact a dedicated company like vinylrecords.scot. Tom does all the hard work and even comes to your house to buy them. He gives a fair price and this has let me reinvest the money into one of my other hobbies.
Thanks for coming to the house this week and collecting our record collection (even the ones you didn't particularly want!) The process was quick and simple and I appreciated that.
Hi Tom Thank you again for your quick response. I was unsure who to call regarding my record collection, looked at your website and reviews. To be honest when they are all positive I start to wonder!
They were all positive because Tom knows his business.
I now have an empty cupboard, money in my pocket and hope someone out there enjoys the best way to listen to music.
Everything was as expected and I'd agree with the other reviews about your approach and your ability to make the experience as easy as possible.
Hope you find a few good 'uns for yourself in there and don't regret leaving all the easy country listening behind 😉
You were very clear about what you wanted, and didn’t want, and that was appreciated. I don’t have a record player and need the space. All the best, Andy
Very pleased they have gone to someone who knows how to give them to others to enjoy.
You got back to me within a day of my email which was great. Speaking on the phone works well as you were able to set expectations accurately about the value of the records. I liked the way you checked each record carefully and organised them into piles. And also how value comes from condition and saleability. And how you were able to chat while checking. Selling records to a clear music lover is a great plus. When you added it all up you were able to explain accurately how you were able to come to the final figure - which was very close to the expectations set at our initial discussion. So I was really impressed with the process, and as I mentioned when you were over, the website was original and eye-catching.
It was really easy dealing with Tom and he was very helpful about what sells - and what doesn’t - and gave a fair price for our LPs. It was great that he came to the house, though we were disappointed he didn’t bring his dog(s) with him!
Tom has a simple, realistic and efficient system for purchasing your vinyl. He responded quickly to my initial contact and I provided a summary of my collection i.e. numbers, genres, condition of vinyl and covers. Tom provided an honest assessment regards the different types of music; which had a resale value and which didn’t. We agreed a date and time that he would come to the house but due to circumstances this was postponed by some 3 weeks; Tom communicated and followed up punctually. I already had an idea of the value of some of the vinyl through Discogs and Tom’s evaluation was very fair and reasonable. He took my complete collection, even the ones that were in bad condition. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone wishing to get rid of their vinyl collection. His advice on my classical collection, of which he had no interest, was spot on regards other traders!
I am delighted with the service I received from Tom. He responded quickly to my message, kept in touch and arrived when he said he would. He has a vast knowledge of vinyl and was able to quickly identify the value of each of my records. The whole process was slick and I found Tom to be straightforward, reasonable and a pleasure to deal with.
Tom responded promptly to my enquiry and came to my house on
the agreed date and time. Tom’s communication with regard to the price he would pay for my
vinyl was clear and the price was fair.Tom took all my records and unwanted CDs and I would recommend him to anyone selling their
Hi Tom, Thanks for coming the other day. I was very happy with the whole process. It was simple to make a list and then I was pleased that you came on the date and time as agreed and that my unused records can perhaps find a home with someone who will listen to and enjoy them again.
Tom provided a really easy way to move on my old record collection. Excellent communication and an easy to understand grading system. Really pleased with the overall service and happy with the outcome.
Thanks for the prompt and courteous service dealing with the Estates’s Record collection . Will be more than happy to instruct you again .
Colin— lawyers office - SouthSide Glasgow
Tom communicated very quickly and came over at the time he had advised. He went through my record collection explaining his pricing and how it was based on condition and what was selling these days. Great experience from someone who knows the business and never had to leave the house as he comes to you, a bonus.
Clearing out my parents house and my brother had 300/400 vinyls bought from the early 1970's which he thought were very saleable. With no time or patience to sell on Ebay I contacted Tom. Several e-mails later and he came to the house to look at them and was interested in quite a few. He ended up giving me a fair offer within a few minutes of checking the quality of the vinyl and said he would take the lot ...even though some of the genres may not have been what he usually sells. Tom is great to deal with and knows his stuff and offers a fair price in my opinion so a 5 star review from me.
Top marks for a clear simple fair and transparent process. An initial email exchange focused on the range of vinyl I had for sale, a selection of artists and most importantly condition of both covers and vinyl. Tom clearly set out how he set a value based on the above and proposed an amount per category of record. After arranging a meeting he sat in the room with over 2,000 records going through them and separating them into categories by value. Tom was pleasant and knowledgeable and I think very fair in his assessment. After agreeing a price Tom paid cash on the spot and took my whole collection there and then. This helped me enormously as I’m moving to a smaller home and regretfully couldn’t take it with me. He made the whole experience painless ( and believe me it was a wrench losing all that great music). I’d highly recommend Tom.
Tom arrived at agreed time, despite horrible road and weather conditions, and was very fair in his offer to buy my records. Hopefully you can sell them on and make a profit!
Following initial e-mails, Tom quickly arranged a home visit to view the record collection and arrived when he said he would. He was a very nice and knowledgeable guy. He gave an honest opinion on the resale value of the LPs and Singles and we received a fair price for those in demand and he also took away the remainder. Really pleased with the whole process.
I found dealing with Tom a very pleasant process. He quickly and professionally evaluated my small number of records and a fair price was agreed.
Using Tom's services is a quicker and less bother than trying to sell multiple records on e-bay.
Tom provides an efficient, courteous and professional service, and it was fun chatting to him as he graded my vinyl on the living room floor.
It was so nice to meet up with you.
Very pleasant and down to earth.
Plus you were very efficient and knowledgeable and most of all I trusted you.
I was very impressed with your knowledge of a wide range of music and I reckon you could persuade even Pink Floyd to reform with your sales patter!
Thank you for coming to see us at such short notice. Watching the selection process was a fun experience - which actually became a little competitive as you picked out the totally awful and uncool albums from our combined collection. Feedback wise we couldn’t really fault anything in the whole process and would definitely recommend you to anyone thinking of dispensing with their vinyl.
Hi Tom - I'm glad that some of the records will go to someone who can appreciate them as much as I did. As far as the selling process is concerned, it was a hassle-free experience and it was a pleasure dealing with you. I knew that there wasn't much value in my collection, however, you were very respectful and, ultimately, honest and transparent. It was a bit of a wrench letting these memories go, but I'm glad they went to someone who could introduce them to a new audience.
Tom is very friendly. He comes to you which is a godsend as I had a lot of vinyls to get rid off.
He explained the pricing to me and checked all my vinyls.He gave me a good price and took them all away.
I wanted to get rid of an album collection that had been gathering dust for many decades. I did not fancy the hassle of Gumtree, eBay etc and there were no locals shops that would buy old vinyl. I discovered Tom from Vinyl Records Scotland who was prepared to travel to potential customers to buy albums. Tom's communication was excellent, he turned up when he said he would and was a pleasure to deal with.
Tom is highly knowledgeable, open and explains clearly what the state of the market is for your treasured vinyl. He even took my High Fidelity comment in good stead. Pluses for me were, the very reasonable settlement Tom offered and the fact that I'm not a CD buying )of certain musical genre) old bloke. It was a pleasure doing business with Tom and I'm happy to recommend him to potential sellers.
Tom, I hope my obscure metal albums find a ready market in your shops.
Having decided to sell some records to make space for more records, but not really relishing trying to sell them online individually, or having to transport them to local 2nd hand shops for inspection and rejection, I was very interested when I heard about Tom. It only took 10 minutes using the website form to provide a few details of some of the records I wanted to sell. Tom got in touch by return and within a day or two we had a deal and an agreed date and time for him come and collect everything. The whole thing couldn’t have been any easier for me and I will definitely be back in touch if/when I need to make some more space.
Just a quick thanks for coming out and picking up the LPs. I found our transaction to be friendly and open and was happy with the valuation of the LPs. The fact that you had grouped the LPs in collectability/value order to show how the final valuation was arrived at was appreciated. So, very happy with the overall transaction and would happily contact Tom again if selling any additional items.
From the start of my enquiry, Tom replied promptly & informatively which reassured me that my treasured record collection was going the right place. I really appreciated the way he took the time to email & this personal approach made it very easy to conduct the transaction in a timely & efficient manner’.
Thanks Tom - you’re doing a good job!
Having cleaned out the loft during lockdown I had come across many albums, 12" and 7" records that my wife and I no longer felt we would play again, and that it would be good to let someone else have the opportunity to listen once more to Yes and ZZ Sputnik :) I found Tom via the internet, liked the detail on his website and called to arrange a meeting having sent him a list of each one which was in the boxes, including an estimate of their quality. He checked it through and gave what we felt was a fair price. Then the second Lockdown hit and we had to re-arrange. Just a couple of days ago Tom came down to Prestwick, on a mini-tour of the west, and we concluded the deal. Positive points- a fair assessment, with rational explanations by email, contact by email off the site was prompt and calls in advance to plan a mutually convenient time were far enough in advance to give flexibility. Tom arrived fully masked and gloved and was very positive and motivated for the re-opening, checking through the three boxes to ensure the descriptions were accurate. Any negatives? None. Good guy to do business with, and would happily recommend him.
Communication with you was straightforward and clear from the start, and email exchange was easy and effective. I appreciated that although only a few of the records I had were of interest, you still came to see them. I would recommend your service to friends.
If you have any vinyl that has been gathering dust in your attic, I recommend you contact Tom.
He is very personable, efficient, offers a fair price and knows his stuff.
He turned up when he said he would, looked through my records, offered me a price and explained how he had arrived at it. The deal was struck.
Hi Tom! Thank you for buying my Records at a reasonable price. I like how you contacted me when I called and that you kept in touch. The most important thing to me was keeping the appointment and making the exchange.
I recently sold my album collection to Tom and found the whole experience not only a pleasure but very interesting. I sent Tom a list of the albums I wanted to sell with a general remark on their condition, Tom replied asking for more specific details on condition & sent me a link to a web site telling me how to grade them accurately. This led to Tom offering me a value on several that were of interest & an explanation why some had no real re-sell value. I found price offered very fair based on his explanation of second hand vinyl market & valuing method. Tom took all my albums even the ones that were clearly naff & had no value at all. I have no hesitation recommending Tom to anyone interested in selling their collection.
A nice easy safe no hassle service, to let go of your unwanted records.
Selling the family home and downsizing considerably was never going to be easy: but Tom Fisher made one thing a little easier - by buying my vinyl collection.
He offered a fair price and arrived to collect the albums when he said he would: and he gave good advice on the value of other audio equipment. I would happily recommend Tom's service to anyone needing to part with their record collection.
Thanks Tom, I think that you offered a very fair price for my collection and were very concise on how you approached the valuation. You provide an excellent service in that you came to my home to pick up the collection despite my rural location.
A recent house move meant some necessary downsizing, including my collection of rock, pop and jazz vinyl albums. After experiencing only moderate interest from a couple of local dealers it was a pleasure to experience a prompt and professional service from Tom. From my initial inquiry to the final successful sale his communications were always clear and comprehensive, so when he called to examine and buy the vinyl (bang on time) I knew exactly what he wanted and what his (fair) prices would be. He made the whole process straightforward and painless, and I would recommend anyone with some surplus vintage vinyl to give Tom a try.
If you’re thinking of selling your records, I highly recommend using Tom. He was extremely fair, honest and kind. Using his service made a daunting task easy.
"Was lovely to meet Tom. He was complimentary about some of the records and quite funny about some of the others! He gave what I considered to be a very fair price and I was more than happy with the transaction. "
I enjoyed talking to you last week and especially appreciated the honest appraisal of my vinyl collection based on the current market. When I stopped buying vinyl, I never anticipated selling any, much less that it would have any monetary value over 30 years after the introduction of CDs. So, when I first had a look at your website with a view to checking the possibility of selling, I was most impressed with the overall ‘feel’ of what you were offering. After e-mailing you with a brief outline of what I had and what might be of any value, your prompt and detailed response made it clear to me that you knew what you were talking about and would give me a fair appraisal of my collection. After initial contact, it couldn’t have been any more than a few days and you were at my home to purchase my collection. Then you took the time to explain what you were doing and made a very detailed, informative and honest appraisal of what it was worth. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone with vinyl to sell.
Hello Tom, Typically one of my nephews then said he was distraught I had sold the records and friends added their bit but I know what would have happened, they would have cherry picked and I would be left with loads of vinyl sitting there. So thank you for your efficient, knowledgable and pleasant service. I know there are lots of oldies like me out there sitting on piles of records all gathering dust and taking up precious storage. I would totally recommend a visit from you.
Tom was really easy to deal with, very quick at replying and had a very structured, fair way of pricing my collection. It made it really simple to do a fair deal on both sides. Would definitely recommend him if you have any vinyl you want to sell.
Thanks Tom for your prompt response to my initial inquiry about selling my vinyl. I found the process really interesting, and appreciated your friendly, professional approach. I thought the price paid was a fair one. I was not sure that parting with my collection would be pain-free, but it turned out to be very straightforward.
A pleasure to deal with. Sold my records to Tom who was very professional in every way. He responded very quickly to the online form which I completed, and arranged a viewing within two days. He explained what records were of interest in the current market and their value depending on condition. Happy to think that somebody else will get some pleasure from items that I was no longer using.
An absolutely brilliant way to sell your unwanted vinyl. Hassle free, as Tom will come and evaluate your collection in the comfort of your own home. He gave me an honest appraisal of my (very specialized) collection and a very fair price. Not bad considering my records had been in the loft for 25 years!
I found your explanation on purchasing the records simple and straight forward and was very pleased with the final result.
It was an absolute pleasure meeting & doing business with you. Good valuations on my records, and the fact you bought the whole collection made my wife very happy haha. Will definitely pass your details to any friends with vinyl collections. Excellent service.
It is nice to know that the records will be played again after 25 years in the cupboard. Thanks also for your prompt and efficient communications. I have mentioned you to a couple of my friends...
I hope they bring someone a bit of joy and I'm happy for my feedback to go on the site.
"Tom provided a fast and fuss free record buying service, and gave a very fair and clear price for my collection. It was a pleasure doing business with Tom and I would have no hesitation in recommending Vinyl Records Scotland to anyone thinking of selling their vinyl".
Thanks for the loot, all received.
I would be very happy for you to quote me as follows:
Tom made selling my large collection of random vinyl a real treat and an entertainment at the same time. I learned things about the record industry, chatted about musical memories - and after all that was many Pounds Sterling better off. And he came into the wilds to collect. What a pro!
It was genuinely a real pleasure to deal with Tom Fisher. I had a pretty large collection of CD's - between 11,500 and 12,000. I badly needed to declutter our house. After a study of a number of web sites of companies claiming to purchase music collections , it rapidly became obvious that Tom Fisher was the most professional for dealing with both small and especially larger collections.
This proved to be exactly the case in practice. After the exchange of just a handful of e-mails, we had essentially agreed a deal. Tom Fisher travelled to our home and the CD's were packed on his van and money paid over in just over an hour. Tom proved to be not only an excellent person to deal with on a personal level but also a first class businessman. His many years of experience in the business really showed through.
It is hard to imagine that I could have improved on this transaction in any way. I would heartily recommend Tom to anyone looking to dispose of a music collection.
Hello again Tom, just wanted to say another thank you for the way you handled the sale of my beloved son's collection of records, you made it all quite painless - all the very best.
Tom was really easy to deal with. We agreed a price based on the description I gave him then he organised the courier collection the next day. Nothing could be simpler!
Well, where to start. I knew nothing about selling, let alone buying, vinyl records. Thanks to you and your wonderful site I now know a lot more. The whole process you guided me through was both informative, personal and very professional.
As a business model, how could you possibly improve. I know at least one political party who could do with your help. You answered all my questions! Very pleased with the financial outcome of it all, and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you.
Thanks again for everything.
Tom was great to deal with, with very helpful e-mails and a sensible offer for my collection through to arriving bang on time on a Sunday morning to swap cash for vinyl. Definitely made the whole process painless and I would recommend him to anyone selling their old records.
You arrived at my place exactly on time, you presented yourself as genuine, very friendly, informative, knowledgeable and efficient. I found your explanation of the value of my vinyls plausible and based on my research and recognition of your overheads I felt your offer was fair. I would be happy to have all my comments put on your website, though cos it's so good your customers might think you made it up!
Tom made the experience of selling my record collection enjoyable, quick and painless. I appreciate the cash and the extra space in my house. He clearly knows what his customers are after and let me down gently that it wasn't my Whitesnake albums.
Just to say "Thanks" for the friendly and easy way in which you purchased my old vinyl collection, I've now got a few quid in the pocket and hopefully someone else will soon be enjoying the records!
I've certainly no qualms about recommending you to anybody wishing to sell their collections!
Glad you were pleased with the records & will be happy if they go to a good home.
It was easy to deal with you – you responded quickly & professionally – did what you said you’d do & our transaction was completely painless.
Tom gave me excellent service. He responded quickly, was a great communicator, offered a fair price, and came to collect my record collection at a mutually convenient time. He was thorough in asking me to assess the condition of the ollection – which was remarkably easy – quoted on the basis of that and didn’t quibble at all upon collection. Fast and efficient, polite and courteous, and I’d recommend him to anyone with vinyl to dispose of.
Thanks to Tom's positive response to selling enquiries and willingness to come to our home to collect we were delighted to know some CDs will find continued use.
I'll ask you where you are in Scotland or the north of England, roughly how many records you have, the general condition of the sleeves and vinyl and a few of the artists' names on the records (don't worry - you don't need a full list).
I prefer to buy large record collections but can pay for a courier for smaller amounts. I always try to buy everything you've got and will usually take the lot! I will go anywhere in Scotland to buy your Record and CD collection.