Cb's Custmer Cmments
Here are a few comments kindly sent in by our customers...
|Particular thanks and praise for so speedy a
dispatch. I will certainly be buying from you again.
|Hi - just to say I'm now on my 2nd purchase
from you - not heard of you till recently when an acquaintance mentioned you. A few
weeks back I founf The Human Menagerie by Cockney Rebel in your rare vinyl list - summat
I've been looking for since 19oatcake, my original version gave up the ghost some 15 years
ago, played into the ground! Anyway, it arrived swiftly, safe and sound so I'm well
pleased.. Cool as the kids now say, and WE used to say like 40 years ago up in
Liverpool - now living near Welshpool, so Cob, "Diolch yn Fawr" See ya!
Like many other youngsters of my generation (born in late fifties and early sixties) I started mail ordering LPs in the year 1978 when I was still in elementary school. In my home town there was already many people that was mail ordering music from numerous UK mail order companies. From the begining I ordered from many different companies, including of course Cob Records! Cob Rec. was remembered with affection among people in my hometown because that was mail order with speedy delivery and low prices! Because my taste was perhaps a little old fashioned (in the late seventies I liked the music of the late sixties) my personal favourites was Cob budget priced lists. Gee, it was possible to buy US copy of "Eric Burdon declares War" on MGM label for little more than two pounds! The problem these days here in Serbia is that it is hard to find spare pick up stylus, so guys try not to listen them too often (which helps possible buyers). Most of my friends collected rock music so Cob Records was company of choice. Yesterday I went to my neighbour and asked him to put Free song "Wishing Well" on turntable. With nostalgia we remembered the music from 1972 and mail order companies like COB RECORDS.
|"Dear friends at Cob, I think that was
how I would address any correspondence to you back in the early to mid 1970s when I was a
regular buyer of Lp's from you . Amazed you are still there at Porthmadog. Anyway I am so
pleased to have discovered you are still there!"
S & F
|"Thanks for your speedy reply (and for
the literature - I especially enjoyed reading "The History Of Cob Records";
during the 70's the majority of my LP collection was built up via your mail
order service and the first time I visited the shop I indeed emerged with several
|"I spent most of my holidays during the
late '70's,through the'80's (as a "young hippy" staying at Cardigan View caravan
park with the parents) and as an adult,holidaying with the wife, during the late '80's,
early 90's (much to her annoyance) browsing through your vast collections. Many a good L.P
was bought throughout those times, and friends & family always thought the weather
must've been bad, as I always returned home paler than when I went!"
|"Just a big thank you for the quality of
your packaging and the ultra-fast response (as always.) I have bought literally hundreds
of LPs off dealers and collectors over the years and can place you first as far as
customer satisfaction is concerned! Keep up the good work!"
"We were talking about you at work, as we both remember you from the 70's. I said that I would see if you had a web site and thankfully you have!"
|"I can't believe you're still going - I
must have dealt with you first in the early 70s!"
|"Only recently found
that you still exist! I used to be a customer of yours as a teenager - nearly 30 years
|"Just a big thank you for the VERY
fast deal on the Incredible Hog / Volume 1 LP. I was expecting an e-mail
confirming the deal and instead, the record turns up! Thanks once again."
|"Im proud to say that
Im one of your original second-hand mail-order customers from my school days in the
70s. Getting married in 1976, we all came down to North Wales for our
"honeymoon". We came to Cob Records and spent 25 quid on used records. Its
our 25th anniversary shortly and we are planning to call in again who
knows, we might spend another 25 quid! I hope you keep stocking vinyl for at least another
P & J.B.
|"I was browsing through Q
magazine yesterday when I saw your ad and a pile of memories came flooding back. When
I was about 14 or 15 one of my then best pals used to holiday in Wales every summer. One
year he came back with a pile of second-hand albums. He had visited Porthmadog and found
your record shop, he was incredibly keen. The following year he was going back there on
holiday. He left Scotland with orders for about 15 or 20 albums. What did I get? The
Stamp Album by the Climax Blues Band and a Sonny Rollins album.
Im glad to hear that youre still in business."