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    Anyone fancy buying a record shop? Perhaps this should go in the 'Buy It Now' threads.

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/On-The-Bea...item3386d318dc
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  • #2
    If you’re at the stage in your life when you don’t have to worry about making money

    At least he's honest! But that's a bit sad really.
    "As technology has advanced, vinyl records are outdated as they are music from the 19th Century so only hipsters and elderly people buy vinyl records".

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Agnes_Guano View Post
      Anyone fancy buying a record shop? Perhaps this should go in the 'Buy It Now' threads.

      http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/On-The-Bea...item3386d318dc
      I thought this was going to be a thread on...





      Bought a few nice pieces from that record shop over the years.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by SirSlim View Post
        Bought a few nice pieces from that record shop over the years.
        And me. At one point he had pretty much all the most sought-after LPs in the Chappell LPC series. Most out of my price range unfortunately.
        I was there on Friday and even though I haven't found much in there over the past couple of years it's always worth a look. Hopefully he'll find a buyer...
        Drastically reduced to 72p

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        • #5
          Yeah, it was always a great shop for picking up and quickly putting down costly yet very sexy looking KPMs etc. Had a few bits off him when I used to live in the smoke - very nice, genial chap. Hope someone does decide to keep it going - be a shame to lose both that and JBs from Hanway Street.

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          • #6
            I've definitely found great records in there too. It's a pretty unique place and a shame it's in trouble. Whether it's worth £300,000 depends on whether you get the lease of the shop as well as the stock or not.

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            • #7
              No good to me says the seller may not post to Ireland.......
              i remember when it was all fields round here....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BestDressedChicken View Post
                a bit sad really.
                Sad store, at least in the past 8+ yrs I've lived here.

                The fact that he says it's a good deal if you're not worried about making money tells you all you need to know about the stock.

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                • #9
                  What was that advert in the 80s where some bloke took charge of his new fully stocked second hand record shop at some seaside resort, put on I Feel Good by James Brown and had a cuppa/smoked a panatella/ thought fondly about his building society?
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                  • #10
                    ....then had a coughing fit as he turned round to inspect his booty, to be greeted by a sea of Leo Sayers jumping at him from the front of every rack!
                    Everyone tear down your own little wall
                    That keeps you from being a part of it all
                    Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                    You've just got to be close to it all

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Viva Chiba View Post
                      Yeah, it was always a great shop for picking up and quickly putting down costly yet very sexy looking KPMs etc. Had a few bits off him when I used to live in the smoke - very nice, genial chap. Hope someone does decide to keep it going - be a shame to lose both that and JBs from Hanway Street.
                      I read somewhere that JBs reopened somewhere else, I'm pretty sure I read it on londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com in one of the comments.
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                      • #12
                        copied from another forum...

                        a rat riddled smell pot, mental business rates, lease hire is probably gonna expire very soon and then all you have is some shit records and posters of soap dodgers...if it was such a great deal...wouldn't be on flea bay.

                        A Guide To Cockney Record Shop Slang.

                        Unique/once in a Lifetime = never ever ever never at all ever.
                        High Fidelity Life = hunger, pain, stress, poverty, grief.
                        Rock 'n Roll Lifestyle = smelly, hanging, minging, irritable bowelishness, bolabola virus.
                        Interesting People/Swinging London = tramps, dossers, wierdo's, thieves, religious nutjobs, he-she's wearing turd-splattered leggings and perverts.
                        Alladin's Cave of Musical Gems = pile of worthless shit from the 80's and some Pulp.
                        Groovin', Pulsing History Steeped In It's Very Walls = cum soaked back alley that honks of piss and crack.

                        If yours at the stage of life when you've gone mental, have too much cash, aspire to be smelly, rife, friend free and ill, you want to be surrounded by mould, damp, spent johnnies and used needles...then why not give a bloke who has been trying 50 years to make it work £THREE HUNDRED FUCKING GRAND...just around the corner from Dog Shit Alley.
                        Have a brain transplant and become a muppet.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Blast kid View Post
                          I read somewhere that JBs reopened somewhere else, I'm pretty sure I read it on londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com in one of the comments.
                          I mentioned it on here. It's re-opened in Lower Marsh, SE1 (near Waterloo Station).

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                          • #14
                            He's had 20 offers. I wonder how many were close to the asking price?!!!

                            I echo like sound's experience. Always been pretty dismal whenever I've been in. The one time I did buy records in there, the guy behind the counter was dealing with pre-internet pricing.
                            "As technology has advanced, vinyl records are outdated as they are music from the 19th Century so only hipsters and elderly people buy vinyl records".

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bongolia View Post
                              I mentioned it on here. It's re-opened in Lower Marsh, SE1 (near Waterloo Station).
                              Pretty sure it was based inside What The Butler Wore a few weeks ago. But then again, I was right off my tits.
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