Providing outstanding customer service is my main priority. I want you to be happier on the way out of the shop than you were on the way in.
I'll fully embrace Record Store Day as well as stocking 'indies only' titles all year round. Artists should get money from every record bought and I think you should too. 'Thorne Royalties' will earn you 5% back on every penny spent for use on your next visit or save them up.
If I don't have something in stock, I'll use my retail wizardry to find it for you or reserve a copy when it's released. If you want a CD, then I'll get a CD. I grew up in the 90s; I LOVE CDs.
Vinyl shrink wrap is clearly a massive environmental problem. To offset, we can 'de-shrink' at the till or you can bring it on your next visit and I'll take it to a specialist recycling point.
I'm an independent retailer so won't sell my products with any multinational e-commerce companies. Thorne Records is my debut solo project, with my wife Lottie and daughters Marnie (7) and Joni (4) playing a session from time to time.
I'll give a % of every sale to Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland. My prices will always be a fair reflection of what I've paid. I'm here to make a living, not a fortune.
You know your favourite records best. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with a review of your favourite LP and I'll print it off and stick it on the album so other customers can get tuned-in.
I'm Edinburgh-owned, Edinburgh-run and part of a community so if I can support in any way then please let me know; whether it's helping my customers, the local businesses around me or the music scene in Edinburgh and beyond.