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London Record Store on eBay for 'Buy It Now' 'Bargain'

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Throughout its famed history as an online action platform, eBay has taught us that you can sell almost anything on the Internet, including Vinyl records. However, even with the recent vinyl revival, the digital generation is most certainly alive and kicking. What this digital generation has done for the consumption and production of music is arguably regressive, yet it is today, after thirty-four years of service, that the owner of the London record store ‘On The Beat Records’, Tim Derbyshire, has decided to hang up his boots in an ironic digital sort of way.


Instead of simply shutting shop or headhunting the perfect person to embrace some vintage vinyl love, this extraordinarily passionate vinyl music veteran has turned to the Internet to sell his beloved business. If you missed the clue, you may ask what his choice of platform; this would be eBay.


Asking for a cool £300,000 ‘Buy It Now’ price for his store might seem a little steep, but Derbyshire would like to reassure any prospecting buyers that [On The Beat Records] is “a vinyl treasure trove with a pulsing, groovin' history steeped in its very walls”, continuing to state that “I've given it my heart and soul for all these years but it’s time for me to step down and let another passionate music lover take over".

With bidding due to close on the 25th November, we are largely unsure whether this price will be met as only time, and deep pockets, will tell. However, in the current absence of a buyer, we sincerely hope that Derbyshire can find a next generation replacement.


Edd Harris

Throughout its famed history as an online action platform, eBay has taught us that you can sell almost anything on the Internet, including Vinyl records. How...

Edd Harris - 6th November 2013

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