Introduction & short history:
I'm selling records from 1997 and also ran 2 small record labels: No Brains Records and Astral Anarchy, as well as No Brains e-zine. I really enjoyed running the zine as I had ...
... direct contact with bands and labels. There used to be a real No Brains Records shop in early 00s, and online ebay shop.
With the time and all the changes that came with 'everything online' and 'everything as fast as possible', I had to stop with the e-zine (too time consuming) and close my real shop.
In 2020 I decided to change the name of the shop to Vanya's Garage - record collecting became too serious for a name like 'No Brains'.
I decided to open new online shop.
The reason: I think I can offer better deals then through Discogs, also have better communication with you guys (which I honestly miss) and you will get better overview of items I offer. The shop has categories per genre/style, so you do not need to go though all records if you are into specific style.
Also, selling records on Discogs is no fun for me. It's like some bad paid office administration job with a boss who tells you what to do all the time. I'm just being honest here, sorry.
So, I also decided to make special selection of great, interesting, sometimes obscure and unknown records. The rest is already on Discogs and if you have time, you can go through almost all I have for sale.
For you who prefere buying records on Discogs.
Part of my stock (mostly 60s & 70s records) is sold on Discogs through my friend's shop:
So you can check that shop and order directly from there.
If you want to combine records from both shops, it’s also possible if you order directly from me. Just let me know.
I try to find the cheap and safe way to send your record(s).
The postage rates for small and light parcels, I'm able to offer at the moment, are not low like before, specially not for countries abroad (USA, Japan, Australia, Canada, etc.). But, if you order more records, the postage/shipping rates are better. In stead of ordering 5x only one or two 7" records, better order 10 records at once, for examle.
The Europan postage rates are slightly higher then before, but also cheaper for bigger parcels.
I think my prices are reasonable. Yes, I have some expensive and very expensive records - but offers are also welcome. We can always speak about the prices.
How to pay:
To be honest, I prefere bank payments. PayPal rise their fee and change their policies regularly, and it costs both you and me more and more.
So, I suggest to use IBAN bank transfer for the most European customers or Wise (https://wise.com) for customers from UK, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, etc. Wise is simple, fast, safe and cheap way to send money from your bank account to mine.
How to order my Discogs records directly from me (it's still possible):
It's very simple. Check out the shop on Discogs and send me a list of titles (even better if you copy/paste links to items) you want and I will reserve them for you. And I will invoice you.
The selection of records in Vanya's Garage will be already cheaper then on Discogs.
But, if you want more discount, make bigger orders, order Discogs records directly from me, send bank payment.
So, many records you can easily get with 20% discount or even more.
Other 'boring' details about grading, PayPal payments etc. are here: