Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How do I contact someone from Beatchapter?
A: You can use the message portal seen at the bottom right of your screen or the email address and phone number displayed on our logo above.
Q2: How do I pay?
A: You have several payment options.
You can pay instantly via Clear Accept, PayPal or Stripe using our shopping cart.
Or you may prefer to use BACS/Bank transfer: SORT CODE 090666 - ACCOUNT No. 43298001 - SWIFT CODE ABBYGB2L - IBAN: GB98ABBY09066643298001 Name: J Limbert T/A Electric Banana.
It is very risky sending cash therefore not recommended. If selling to us we can pay you via Bank Transfer or PayPal.
Q3: Can you post to a friend or family members address?
A: We are only covered by PayPal protection when we dispatch to the delivery address specified on the PayPal payment. If you have moved home since you opened your PayPal account please make sure that your current PayPal delivery address is up-to-date. Requesting your purchase to be sent to a friend, relative, work address etc will void PayPal seller protection policy for both parties. If you forget to add the alternative delivery address during the payment process your order may be cancelled and payment refunded.
Q4: How much is overseas shipping & do you offer discounts for multiple items?
A: Overseas postage costs are calculated when you add products to the shopping cart and select your country from the drop down menu. Shipping prices are as charged by Royal Mail.
We do not charge extra for overseas packaging unless you order a larger over sized magazine from the list below. These magazines do not fit in a large letter unless folded.
Sunday Times Magazine
Some Observer Magazines
All Telegraph Magazines
Some later Andy Warhol's interview magazines
Fabulous 208 Magazines (1964 to 1st June 1968 only)
If you only want one single magazine from the above list (sent flat) the parcel will incur a further cost of... WZ1 Canada/Japan £4.80 WZ2 Australia/New Zealand £5.20 WZ3 USA £9.35
If you buy 2 or more magazines there will be no extra to pay. The aforementioned magazines are slightly larger than average sized magazines and can not be dispatched as large letters. Royal Mail consider them "Small Parcels" This extra cost can be also avoided if we ship the item folded in a 25x35cm "Large Letter" envelope like most of our stock. Here's a link to Royal Mail's price calculator so you can keep up-to-date with the prices https://www.royalmail.com/price-finder
Q5: When will I receive my purchase?
A: We normally dispatch orders within 1-5 days via Royal Mail or courier. Approximate working day delivery times are UK 1-3 days; Europe 5-9 days; USA/Japan 7-14 days; Australia/NZ 7-18 days. You will receive a tracking number on dispatch but please note Royal Mail tracking numbers are nothing more than confirmation of dispatch and delivery. Royal Mail tracking do not provide live tracking updates.
Q6: Do you have a shop?
A: No, But we do sell on eBay here beatchapter*com here beatchapter-outlet here the-beatchapter & on Discogs here beatchapter We are trusted sellers with 100% positive feedback on all sites.
Q7: What do you sell?
A: We buy and sell many types of vintage magazines. Especially 1960s 70s and 80s music magazines, Sunday supplement magazines, underground press, music press articles, clippings/cuttings, music press adverts, concert memorabilia & posters etc. We have thousands of items in our collection waiting to be listed so what you see on this site is only 20% of our stock.
Q8: Why do some of your some products appear twice?
A: Each magazine is unique due to it's condition therefore prices will vary. In most cases the image of the item you see is the actual item you will receive. 90% of our stock is in very good to excellent condition but if the magazine shows wear and tear on the spine or cover it will be visible or described in the description. All vintage magazines are fully legible unless stated.
Q9: Do you give discounts if I buy more than one item?
A: Yes...We are always very happy to negotiate a fair discount for multiple purchases of our vintage magazines, press cuttings, articles and posters.
Q10: Where are you based?
A: London UK.
Q11: Who do you sell to?
A: Private collectors, researchers, journalists, celebrities, museums, current music magazines, TV stations and documentary film makers.
Q12: Where can I sell a large collection of vintage music magazines?
A: Beatchapter will buy vintage music magazines, posters, memorabilia and vinyl record collections. You can phone, whatsapp or text 07951234862 or email us a list/photos for a free quote.
We buy old collectible magazines back issues, 70s fanzines, rock and art posters, oz magazines and underground press, old music books, 1960s and 1970s sheet music and memorabilia from 60's 70's 80's & 90's. If you have a collection of records or rock, pop and punk, magazines to sell or are looking to buy something in particular then please get in touch via email firstname.lastname@example.org or you can phone 0208 519 4590. We buy second hand magazines and records. All questions will be answered within a few minutes to a few hours during normal working hours. Check our WANTED ITEMS page.