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Max Vinyl


Maxvinyl - from the fifties to the nineties 
- more than 23,000 catalogued vinyl records for sale



The business, Maxvinyl, started in 1999 when I purchased the stock of records in a second–hand shop.

I had always been a lover of vinyl records from my younger days when I bought my first single back in 1961. From building up a collection over the next 30 years I realised it would be fun to start a business of buying and selling records and with the increasing power of the internet, this could be my vehicle for selling. 
I had no desire to own a shop so I made the early decision to stick to Mail Order and this is how the business has been conducted.
In 2001 I started to advertise monthly in the Record Collector magazine and still do to this day. This provided me with a good customer base and in the earlier days gave me the basic experience of supplying a product to a customer, who ultimately liked what he saw and returned to buy again.



My stock was ever-increasing with purchases from second-hand shops, local auctions and individual’s collections.
Sales expanded following registration on eBay in 2003 and my own web-site, was launched in 2004. This enabled customers to view stock, select a purchase and pay for securely on-line without the need to make contact with me. The increasing internet market has proved to be a vital ingredient in my business expansion.

Currently stock stands at 23,000 records with 1960’s singles and LP’s along with 1970’s Rock LP’s being the current best sellers. There are many collectors seeking that elusive Progressive Rock album from the late 60’s / early 70’s period and these seem to be most in demand, with the opportunity of supplying these becoming scarcer. However I never know what the next phone call or e-mail will produce as collections are offered for me to consider.

One aspect of collecting records is the nostalgia value especially when one holds an LP cover of a record which reminds you of possibly your childhood or youth and this feeling just cannot be experienced with CD’s. Hence early on I made the easy decision not to trade in CD’s, but just to stick to my passion – vinyl.
It is of the utmost importance to me that my customers are satisfied with the product I am supplying. Thankfully I seem to be doing something right as the number of “returning customers” is increasing all of the time. It is most gratifying to read the feedback section on my web-site and from eBay customers and this gives me tremendous satisfaction that people feel the way they do about my business and they know it has a caring and friendly reputation.

Vinyl records are clearly still immensely popular and I envisage the desire to have that “elusive record” or “favourite lost LP” as part of a collection, increasing and hopefully people will still buy from, knowing the product and service are of the highest standard.

Maxvinyl - from the fifties to the nineties 
- more than 23,000 catalogued vinyl records for sale



Vinyl Records UK - Beatles, Stones and Elvis, Rock'n'Roll, Folk, Blues, Soul and Reggae, World Music, Film and TV, Comedy. From the fifties to the nineties - more than 23,000 catalogued vinyl records for sale

Max Hooley has been a keen collector of fine vinyl records for more than 40yrs. He has been buying and selling internationally for 11 years through Record Collector Magazine, eBay and through his website.

Maxvinyl (Max Hooley),
The Beeches,
Newlands Road,








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