Sweet Memories vinyl record Shop

Sweet Memories vinyl records provide a top quality service for record collectors worldwide with satisfaction guaranteed. Sweet Memories record shop is based in Portsmouth in the south of England and is a mail-order specialists, but also welcomes customers to come and visit their actual shop. When ordering by mail order all vinyl records are professionally cleaned and dispatched within 3 working days. SALE ON NOW with thousands of LPs reduced to only £10.00 

We have many satisfied customers from many different countries. Our customers ALWAYS come first and satisfaction is 100% gauranteed.

Vinyl record collecting is a great hobby. As well as fantastic artwork, the music simply sounds better. Records give you the closest reproduction of the sound that the artist was playing when the music was recorded. Vinyl is the best format available and probably always have been. If you have not got a record player, I would recommend you get one and see for yourself, you certainly will not be disappointed. If you are buying rare vinyl records or selling vintage vinyl, you have come to the right place.

When a Record Collection arrives at our shop in Portsmouth in the UK, the first thing we do is to remove the orchestral easy listening LPs and the Top of the Pops compilations. They are placed in the Free box which is made available to pensioners and old people’s homes at no charge, this is of course the most popular box in the shop.

Records that are scratched or that jump are thrown away. The rest are examined and carefully graded. Any LPs that play OK, but are below our strict shop standard are removed and sold wholesale at 10 for £10.00 in our bargain rooms (sorry not available on-line) We are then left with the LPs that are good enough to be sold on our website and in our shop. These LPs are cleaned using a Keith Monks Record Cleaning machine (the best in the world) and the sound quality is therefore vastly improved.

The inner sleeve is replaced with a brand new one, to keep the record clean and the old inner is still included too as some record collectors like to keep everything original. Finally the LP is placed in a a new 400g polythene sleeve to protect the artwork.The records are then registered on our computerised database and finally placed in alphabetical sections within our shop.

When you place an order on-line, we search for the record, delete if from our database and carefully pack it using 2 cardboard stiffeners and a strong mailing envelope. Large orders are bubble wrapped and all are packed with loving care. Finally the records are carried to the Post office, individually weighed and dispatched usually within 3 working days of your order being placed. The standard cost of a basic non collectable LP is only £10.00, I think you will agree that this is superb value for money.

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All our vinyl records are cleaned on a Keith Monks Record Cleaning Machine before we dispatch them and then placed in a new 400g plastic sleeve. we also supply a brand new inner sleeve and pack them using them in the best packaging available to ensure they arrive with you in superb condition.



Vinyl records sales continue to rise in a world where internet downloads are supposed to rule. CD sales are dropping rapidly and it is the CD that is slowly becoming the forgotten format. Vinyl is back, not just as a novelty item, but as an investment and the preferred method of listening to real quality music.

The people who designed today’s CD standard twenty years ago, knew that vinyl records offered superior sound and had no qualms about saying so, it was the general public that decided to make the change having been fooled by clever advertising and also being attracted by the size of the format and the fact that you no longer had to get out your chair to turn the record over or to select tracks, everything could be done by click of a button. The Record companies could not believe their luck, everyone was about to buy the same record twice.

Unfortunately digitalized music lacked the warmth of vinyl and listeners lost out when the CD failed to reproduce the full aural spectrum of sound previously offered by vinyl records. Today, many years later, and following the introduction of downloads, people have slowly began to realise that the quality of music is again being reduced and this time the physical product has also been removed. I find it ironic that the real Rock N Roll Swindle has taken place so many years after the Sex Pistols coined the phrase.


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Sweet Memories is by far my preferred store. Service is prompt and friendly; quality of their records is consistently excellent and gradings are very accurate. You can depend on Nick and his staff at Sweet Memories.

I have honestly never come across a better record dealer. I have bought many records from them over the years and they have always been in superb condition, clean and well packaged.

Each record comes ready cleaned and in the best condition possible. I have bought from other sources that don’t provide this service and you can tell. So in that respect I guess a pound or two extra is worth it. You get what you pay for and I think that generally prices are very competitive. So as far as I’m concerned Sweet Memories is pretty much the best online record dealers I’ve come across.

I regularly buy new and second hand records from around the world and Sweet Memories is undoubtedly my preferred vendor. The grading is always accurate and reliable. The price is always fair. The service (cleaning and dispatch) exceptional.

Your products and services are excellent and I hope you continue, i have bought sub-standard products from ebay and the like and I will not buy records from that source again. What you are offering is quality, there must still be a place for that in our society?

Sweet Memories seem an amazing bargain when you can get the original in mint (and flat) condition for a fraction of the cost. I’ve never met Nick as im in Scotland and he ain’t, but he is definitely a pleasure to do business with by internet, thanks Nick.

Have bought from both the shop and online and have always received a top quality service and superb quality vinyl. The records are professionally cleaned and well packaged, which is important

I’ld like to add my voice to all those commending your service. Ive always found prices to be reasonable, quality exactly as stated, packing superb and delivery times excellent. Although I havent bought much in the last few months (credit crunch affecting me), I know I’ll be back when things improve.

A point that must be kept in mind is that this company does not over-state anything regarding condition, and this is crucial because it allows everyone to have confidence in its judgement. I know that if it is graded “Excellent” then it almost certainly is in that condition. Sweet Memories is working in a narrow area, cleans records properly, packs them well and is thoroughly reliable. If you compare a first rate copy of a record with what you would pay for a hard-to-find 1970s book, with intact dust jacket (not price-clipped) and no marks to the pages, the Sweet Memories prices look even better value. You are paying for a service and a product increasingly rare these days. Appreciate this, and understand the difference between “price” and “value”.

Sweet Memories Vinyl Records has never let me down on the quality. The quality I have always found excellent. I have not bought records from you recently but that is not due to poor quality, a too high price or bad service. For the time being you just do not have the few records I am searching on stock. Please keep your business running I will return.

I wanted to thank you for sending the records so promptly and for offering such an excellent service. All the records I have bought from you have been immaculate. Cleaning the record and providing a new inner sleeve and plastic outer sleeve is a very nice touch and shows real concern for supplying quality secondhand LPs. Your business deserves to continue thriving, especially in this harsh economic environment when so many other record shops are going under. I hope to visit the store if I am ever in Portsmouth