Welcome to Rat Records, the best secondhand record shop in south London.
We know what we're doing. What you can expect from us is a fast, professional service.
All our records are cleaned on a Loricraft PRC Mk4 Record Cleaning Machine, the best cleaning machine in the world.
We grade our records visually. If we list a record that has visible marks, would we listen to it and give an additional audio grading.
We have been selling rare Vinyl on eBay for 18 years and in our shops for 29 years.
Search us out on eBay and read our feedback, seller name; ratrecords.
Our packaging is excellent, will protect your purchase, and is at cost. Records are sent in a plastic sleeve with the vinyl placed in a separate sleeve. The package is then wrapped in bubble wrap and /or card stiffeners and sent in a heavy grade cardboard mailer.

We prefer to use guaranteed and insured shipping. Unfortunately, for buyers with less than 10 feedback on discogs, it is our policy to ship registered only.

In the UK, we use 1st Class Signed for post and charge £5.00 for a single vinyl album. We also use Special Delivery and charge £9.00 for a single vinyl album.
CDs and 7" singles are £3 for 1st Class Signed for. We will charge a bit more for additional CDs.

In Europe we charge £7.00 for standard airmail for a single vinyl LP, and £11 for International Tracked and Signed for.
CDs and 7" singles are £4.50 for Standard Airmail, £9 for International Tracked and Signed for. We will charge a bit more for additional CDs.

To the rest of the world, we charge £9 for standard airmail for a single vinyl LP, and from £13.50 for International Tracked and Signed for.
CDs and 7" singles are £5.50 for Standard Airmail, £10 for International Tracked and Signed for.

We charge £1 for each additional record you buy.

These charges accurately reflect our postage and packaging costs, we don't try to make a profit on postage.

Please ensure you pay for your purchase within 5 days of ordering or we will relist it.

If you wish to return an item, you are responsible for the return postage costs. We will only issue refunds on safe receipt of the returned item in its original condition.
Recent Activity
submitted David Bowie - The Prettiest Star. 1 day ago
posted a comment on Ebenezer Obey & His International Bros.* - London Lawa Yo. 4 days ago
EXCUSE ME BUT DOESN'T THE LABEL READ "LONDON LAWA YI"?? ALSO BOTH VERSIONS HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME LABEL ON THE PICTURES! I HAVE A COPY WHERE THE CAT NUMBER IS ON ONE SAME LINE.
submitted Mark Knopfler - Local Hero. 12 days ago
submitted Hale & The Hushabyes - Yes Sir That's My Baby. 20 days ago
submitted LaVern Baker - I Waited Too Long/You're Teasing Me. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Alder Ray - Cause I Love Him / A Little Love (Will Go A Long Way). 2 months ago
Is there any reason to call this a promo? After all no such thing is mentioned on the labels?
submitted Winston Wright / The Two Sparks - Power Pack / Throwing Stones. 2 months ago
submitted The Ronettes - I Can Hear Music / When I Saw You. 2 months ago
submitted U2 - The Sweetest Thing. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Choice / Soofle - Acid Eiffel / How Do You Plead?. 2 months ago
Just stumbled upon this really weird "cover/homage" to Acid Eiffel : Acid Eye Full : https://www.discogs.com/Solar-Quest-Into-The-Machine/master/49020
submitted Bladerunner - VIP EP. 3 months ago
posted a comment on Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You. 3 months ago
submitted Baba Eyinoke & His Pakenke Group - Ow Lobinrin Mo. 4 months ago
submitted Alhaji Kollington And His Fuji '78 - Vol. 2. 6 months ago
submitted Stevie Harris - Show Me The Way/Three Ring Circus. 7 months ago
submitted U2 - The Joshua Tree. 8 months ago
posted a comment on Wild Combination - The Pulses EP. 9 months ago
Errr, this actually sound like an indie rock LP to me...
submitted Oasis (2) - D'You Know What I Mean?. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Gagarin - Gagarin. 10 months ago
This should be a different band altogether - not the electronic artist. .
submitted Rick Nelson* And Joanie Sommers - On The Flip Side. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Silver Jews - American Water. 11 months ago
We have a copy of this CD with the right artwork, label and cat #, and yet the music on it is Aerial M "aerial M".
submitted Tempest (6) - Tempest. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Ken Boothe - Freedom Street. about 1 year ago
JLK 3326 IS ACTUALLY THE MATRIX NUMBER. The sleeve definitely states BLP 010 as the cat number.
posted a comment on Various - Rock & Folk Présente http://www.bluesweb.com. about 1 year ago
Definitely NOT a release on roots reggae label Freedom city.
posted a comment on MC5 / Afrika Bambaataa - Kick Out The Jams. about 1 year ago
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/726314 Discogs discussion thread "does PVC damage your records"? And the answer is obviously YES, but the industry seems to have never bothered with it.
posted a comment on Black Sabbath - Tyr. about 1 year ago
Definitely NOT a picture disc, as can be clearly seen on the photo anyway.
posted a comment on Buck 65 - Square. over 2 years ago
https://www.discogs.com/Buck-65-Square/release/1964827 Made in Germany is written at the back. So is it a UK pressing?
submitted Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Bob Marley & The Wailers 1967 To 1972 Part III. over 2 years ago
posted a comment that has since been deleted. over 2 years ago
submitted Keith Hudson - Brand. over 3 years ago
submitted Round Four Feat. Tikiman - Find A Way. over 3 years ago
submitted Ebony Rockers - Steppin' Out. over 3 years ago
submitted Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band* - Live At The Main Point 1975. over 3 years ago
submitted The Beatles - Original Mono-Record Box 20th Anniversary Of Japan Concert. over 3 years ago
submitted Junior Mervin* - Police & Thief. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Leroy Smart - We Rule / She No Love Him. over 3 years ago
She no love him is the B side, according to labels.
posted a comment on The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan. over 3 years ago
How much would you find acceptable to pay for it?
posted a comment on Rolling Stones* - Exile On Main St.. over 3 years ago
I do have a similar copy. Does yours have the postcards?
posted a comment on Rolling Stones* - Let It Bleed. over 3 years ago
There seem to be the exact same version as this http://www.discogs.com/Rolling-Stones-Let-It-Bleed/release/5038362 but with the poster and the sticker saying so on the sleeve. Does it need a new entry in the database?
posted a comment on Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath. over 3 years ago
My copy is exactly the same but the matrix on the B side is : V0 6 2Y * 1 420 12 16
submitted Jackie Brown - Greatest Hits. over 3 years ago
submitted Pink Floyd - The Committee. over 3 years ago
submitted Pink Floyd - Live In Hamburg. over 3 years ago
submitted The Revolutionaries - Cripple Duke. over 4 years ago
submitted Slim Smith - Sunny Side Of The Sea. over 4 years ago
submitted Linval Thompson - Help Us Father. over 4 years ago
submitted Hal Nicholson - Black Man In A Babylon. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti. over 4 years ago
What of A1/B5/C2/D1 Matrix?
submitted The Mellotones / Soul Man (5) - Work It / Good Lover. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Hörse Of The Dög. over 4 years ago
Did someone really pay £300.00 for this record????