Max Hooley has created a successful business in an area that he loves with products that are increasingly in demand for the gift market.
Max’s speciality is original vinyl records, both singles and LPs. He has been a keen collector of quality vinyl records for more than 50 years with a love of music that covered a wide spectrum. Over the years his collection just grew and grew; so it wasn’t a big effort to change his hobby into a business.
Now he stocks over 25,000 vinyl records; generally original releases in their sleeves which he carefully packs up and sends to a growing list of customers from all over the world.
And the demand is not only from customers who like the quality of music vinyl brings. Increasingly Max is being contacted by people looking for that very special gift – a copy of a record that was top of the pops on the actual date of a special birthday or anniversary; or an original LP from a show someone saw in their youth.
“These old records make such great presents for everyone who lived through the fabulous music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s,” he explains. “We put each sleeved record in a plastic protection sleeve and on many occasions we hear that the records have been framed and put up on the wall.”
Of course conditions of old records vary and Max is clear on whether records are in mint or good condition.
Along with a friendly and efficient service, Max has one more bonus which has helped make his business such a success – an outstanding knowledge of the 1960s, 70s and 80s music. Just looking quickly at a record, he can probably tell you the artist, the label and the year it was released and even have an educated guess at what was number one on any date!
So if you are looking for that special gift and want a record from a specific era or date, Max can confirm the track you need.
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