Frequently Asked Questions
COVID19 and delivery update. Please understand that there are delays with many postal and courier services due to covid restrictions etc. This is way beyond our control. You will be provided with a tracking number. But please be aware that Royal Mail tracking numbers for are nothing more than confirmation of dispatch and delivery. Royal Mail tracking is not updated every step of the way.
Q: How do I contact Beatchapter?
A: Please use the CONTACT link at the bottom of every page or the email address and phone number displayed on our logo.
Q: How do I pay?
A: You have several choices of payment.
You can pay instantly via 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: GB01ABBY09066643298001
Please do not send cash. Not even in a registered letter. It is not recommended.
Q: How much is shipping?
A: UK post is free for orders over £25 and we do not charge for packaging. Overseas shipping depends on where you live. All shipping prices are as charged by Royal Mail. We do not charge extra for any reason. Use the shopping cart to select a shipping service and postage cost will be auto calculated.
Q: When will I receive my purchase?
A: We dispatch all orders within 48 hours. Approximate delivery within UK 1-2 days; Europe 3-4 days; USA 5-7 days; Australia 7-9 days. This excludes weekends.
Q: Do you have a shop?
A: No, But we do sell on eBay the-beatchapter & Discogs beatchapter we are trusted sellers with 100% positive feedback on both sites.
Q: What do you do?
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 a massive backlog of thousands of items yet to be listed so what you see on this site is only 10% of our stock.
Q: Why do some of your some products appear twice?
A: Each magazine is a one off vintage item & condition will vary. If we have more than one copy we take a photo of each copy & price it according to it's condition. The photograph of the item you see is the exact 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 unique due to their condition.
Q: 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.
Q: Where are you based?
A: London UK.
Q: Who do you sell to?
A: Private collectors, researchers, journalists, celebrities, museums, current music magazines, TV stations and documentary film makers.
Q: Where can I sell my record collection?
Q: Who buys large collections of vintage music magazines in bulk?
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 60s 70s 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 enquiries will be answered within a few minutes to a few hours during normal working hours. Check our WANTED ITEMS page.