Updated: 3rd February 2016

Please read and fully understand what is written below.

There are two options for making donations

The first is via direct Bank transfer. This is free service from banks (via their websites) in the UK and possibly some in the EU. As there are no transfer fees the minimum donation per DS**** is £2.00

If you do make a donation, please ensure you only include the DS**** number(s) ONLY in the reference or message area. Then send me an email stating the required DS****

Please remember not all banks do their processing straight away, the longest, so far, has been two days.


Bank: Santander
Payee: R Ford
Sort Code: 09-01-28
Account: 88073357

EU (if no charges apply):

IBAN: GB53ABBY09012888073357
REFERENCE: 88073357

The second is using a credit/debit card. This method unfortunately has a set fee plus charges for every transaction plus processing and conversion charges, so i’ve had to increase the minimum donation per DS**** to £2.40, the extra will help towards the additional costs that are involved.

This service is supplied by Selz.

The site will open with a basic app. input the minimum amount per DS**** and the number of them, The total will be displayed on the next page.

Once completed, you will receive a conformation email. Please send this to  including the DS**** number(s)

To make a donation, please click here



66 Responses to “Donations”

  1. philbiker December 14, 2016 at 15:10 #

    Just submitted my first request to the new system. Hope I did it right. I did the CC payment and the message link with the ds number only in the message.

  2. Rick October 13, 2016 at 22:30 #

    So Paypal is totally not an option correct?

    • oxforddickie October 13, 2016 at 23:09 #


    • Owen Smith October 13, 2016 at 23:59 #

      Apart from the additional 40p minimum cost (which by now has more than been offset by the fall in the pound for non UK members), what is the problem with credit/debit card payment? It’s no harder to use than paypal, and after a couple of friends’ bad experiences with paypal I’d say you’re safer using a credit card anyway.

      And yet I’ve got the feeling people would rather use paypal. I’d like to know why because I don’t understand it.

      Do US citizens not routinely have credit/debit cards for example? They’re pretty much universal in the UK. I know Germany is still largely a cash based society for example. But then, you can’t get a paypal account unless you have a credit/debit card to link it to anyway.

      • Rick October 16, 2016 at 23:10 #

        In the US I think most of us find Paypal safer and easier than sending credit card info to Europe. BTW I’ve had a Paypal account for years and it has never been linked to a credit card, only a bank account.

      • Owen Smith October 17, 2016 at 00:29 #

        I do have my PayPal account linked to a bank account. But it’s an old bank account with very little money in it so it can’t go wrong. But I seem to recall needing a debit card number to do that, though I might be wrong it’s been a while since I set it up.

        I wonder if our laws explain the difference? In the UK if you spend using a credit card and anything goes wrong, the credit card company is legally required to reimburse you. So using a credit card is absolutely safe for us, we will always get our money back. Paypal on the other hand seem to be beyond the law, they freeze accounts when they feel like it, don’t give refunds that a credit card company would be obliged to, and seem accountable to no-one.

    • beukenoot December 6, 2016 at 13:16 #

      Bitpay might be interesting. (for worldwide).

      • oxforddickie December 6, 2016 at 15:48 #

        I did look into it but it appeared messy, so didn’t go any further.

        • moonstarstudios February 18, 2017 at 00:00 #

          I’ve been using your Selz donation page and I’ve never had any issue. It’s easy to use and my credit card company takes care of the currency exchange so I find it as easy as using PayPal.

  3. sacdtodvda January 7, 2016 at 21:57 #

    How are other people finding the Selz option? I just tried my first payment and I could not see a point where I could add the DS number.

    • sacdtodvda January 7, 2016 at 21:59 #

      Whoops – just re-read the instructions! Forwarding receipt now.

  4. crispin14 December 17, 2015 at 22:09 #

    None of the bank accounts I have in Canada will let me transfer £. I hope you can find some other way for me to send you money.

  5. gjwAudio December 16, 2015 at 23:32 #

    Hi OD

    Just checked with my banking institution… no good news there. Only recourse is a good, old fashioned, (expensive… like $30) Wire Transfer. Thank you Banksters.

    The Canadian Post Office will do money orders – but only in CAD & USD currency.

    Can I ship you a bag of gold coins ? Ha-Ha (only kidding, you NSA snoops).

    What a shame there’ll be no shiny Christmas Quads under the tree… 😦

    Thanks for trying.

    • oxforddickie December 17, 2015 at 00:13 #

      I’m looking at other options but the cost is one of the biggest problems.

      • Craig Schriever December 25, 2015 at 14:35 #

        Sir O.D.,

        Just discovered this page thanks to a member of the Steve Hoffman board. I am over OVERWHELMED to say the least at the library you have created. I have a couple of questions for you if you don’t mind contacting me privately….I cant find an Email address to contact you. I assure you I WONT be wasting your time and it could be very beneficial for both of us. Thanks for your consideration and Merry Christmas!!

        • oxforddickie December 25, 2015 at 14:42 #

          Yes, the direct email address has been removed, along with therules etc. Will email you directly.

      • T Bradley February 26, 2016 at 23:12 #

        Rather than attempting any type of international bank transfer, as I am in the US and that’s a process I am not familiar with, I chose to try the new Selz option with a US credit card and after I completed the online process the card company sent an email requiring me to confirm the transaction but it still went through instantly and hours later I received the link to the title I was seeking.
        Another US credit card company that I also have cards from blocks any attempted international transactions until I call to verify the charge and give my authorization to process it and even then they take their time.
        So knowing that different US credit card companies have different rules I use different cards for different things and I’m grateful for the Selz option which works great so far, thank you!

        • Owen Smith February 27, 2016 at 01:39 #

          I buy online with my UK credit cards, getting goods from the US, Hong Kong, mainland Europe (mainly Germany) and Australia every few months, and other places as one offs (DVDs from Eire and Malaysia). I’ve never had a single one blocked or queried, across several UK card providers. I know other people who have had no problems similarly. I get the impression the US can be a bit insular on this sort of thing and their banks and card providers wonder why you’d have any need to buy from outside the US.

          • T Bradley February 27, 2016 at 02:37 #

            As I understand things it has far more to do with the US government’s concerns for the possibility of US citizens and foreign guests knowingly or unknowingly sending funds to international “terrorists” and the imposed banking regulations relating to such fears rather than thinking such overseas purchases to be unnecessary.
            It also has to do with potential “identity theft” and “fraud protection” banking rules and services for US consumers as both of those issues seem to happen a lot these days.

          • Owen Smith February 27, 2016 at 21:49 #

            Thanks for that. I did notice filling a form in for a maturing three year fixed interest rate account a couple of days ago that I had to tick various boxes saying I wasn’t a US Citizen and wasn’t due to be paying any US tax. It seemed very odd, given this is a UK account and I’m a UK citizen and I’m paying the maturing funds into a UK bank account ie. nothing is leaving the UK. I remember thinking that if the form had those same two tick boxes for every country in the world (what makes the US different I wondered?) it would be a very long form. Another case of the US forcing it’s laws on people outside the US by threatening to fine the relevant companies’ operations in the US if they don’t comply. A very underhand bullying tactic I feel.

            • Owen Smith February 28, 2016 at 02:25 #

              Hmm, what I wrote above is getting a bit political, and this place is about music. Sorry about that.

    • sacdtodvda December 17, 2015 at 01:18 #

      It would be a shame for banking industry to plow any of the billions they make in annual profit here Downunder into bringing their technology and processes into the 21st century. And, no, having a website does not count.

      At least one of the four major banks here (but probably all) still uses software from the 1970s to do it’s mass batch processing!

      • oxforddickie December 17, 2015 at 01:40 #

        Let me guess, the bank wouldn’t be owned by Scrooge would it? LOL

  6. Derek Gally December 16, 2015 at 22:53 #

    “SACDTODVDA”brings up an interesting suggestion, I think.
    I would be willing to send you a bank draft in Pounds Sterling, but for say £30.00 or perhaps more, the difference could be kept ( by you as credit) for additional releases.

    I could even send quad discs I own, (that you would end up keeping, of course), again..for credits.

    You would need a secure mailing address, PO BOX or adddress of someone you trust most likely.

    That may not be the ideal solution I’ll wager, but it is an alternative.And although slower a larger number of releases would be in order (sugggest 5-10).

    For my part if a loss should occur to, me, the reciever….well that would be my loss to swallow and lose the right to seek compensation.

    Anyway something to consider I would think.

    • oxforddickie December 17, 2015 at 00:11 #

      A couple of people ‘forced’ me down that road, then took months, and in one case, a year to decide what he wanted. Never again, sorry. Too much paperwork.

  7. sacdtodvda December 16, 2015 at 22:09 #

    I fully understand that you are putting in the best compromise available to you.

    Unfortunately, it would cost me almost £15 in charges to send the £2 donation electronically from Downunder.

    Bizarrely, it would be cheaper for me to get a bank draft in £s and mail it to you (but still economically unviable).

    • oxforddickie December 16, 2015 at 22:16 #

      I do appreciate the problem and in no way do i expect anyone to pay so much for a service that should be free, it’s free in the UK from/to a UK , and should be so in every country but the banks vary greatly, from free to at least £25 when it comes to international payments.

      I did say it’s a partial solution and is actually better than most of the other options! There’s a lot of small print to those, that is when you finally get to what you actually want to know, a few hide the facts very well!

      • birdycat19 December 17, 2015 at 00:39 #

        I know it’s riskier, but what’s the problem with sending cash snail mail, other than the removal of instant gratification on both sides? It only costs around $1.20 US to send a letter to the UK; the only issue would be if dollars were OK. Of course OD would have to set up a P.O. Box or whatever the English version of that is, as I suspect he’s not about to divulge his home address. Eh, I think I’ve already answered my own question. This PayPal thing just sucks for all concerned.

  8. bayards December 16, 2015 at 19:33 #

    Works for me ☺ i’d happily use a homing pigeon with 2 quid strapped to its leg….

  9. Mats Lindgren December 16, 2015 at 13:02 #

    Hi OD. You say “click on the link below”? But I can’t see any links to click???

    • oxforddickie December 16, 2015 at 13:05 #

      Sorry, edited from the original. I can’t supply any links as you have to do it via your banks website. I’ll alter it. Sorry

    • Owen Smith December 16, 2015 at 13:08 #

      Yes, this is an online banking job. It may also be possible to do a transfer in person in a bank branch, but that seems quite time consuming.

      • oxforddickie December 16, 2015 at 13:13 #

        I figured most people do online banking nowadays. This is (hopefully) a temporary solution for now.

  10. lonky53 November 22, 2015 at 12:11 #

    my options were limited could only add ds # in special message box

  11. prefabfan November 16, 2015 at 20:35 #

    As one of the evil violators, who from time to time put the title in one of the misleadingly named Paypal boxes, I am sorry they caused you business complications. If I can speak for my fellow sinners, this was done out of ignorance, not being aware of the possible ramifications. You may be certain you made us aware of the difficulty it causes you but you’d be surprised how many don’t read the details of yours, or any other’s posts. Hit and run reading. I like your work and music but the ramifications of exceeding the data permitted in the Paypal box is not in the first ten thousand most important things in my day. My point, lighten up, those who failed to recognize they were hurting your plan did so because their dog pooped on their floor, or the cable went out (again) or their significant other bought home the wrong frozen yogurt. “You were not the target.”

    • oxforddickie November 16, 2015 at 21:05 #

      You have finally pushed all of the buttons…..

      So, you can’t be bothered to read the posts, well i can’t be bothered to read any more of your posts or emails. In fact, i can’t be bothered with you at all.


  12. Q! November 7, 2015 at 21:48 #

    “Sorry about that…PayPal.Me isn’t available in your country.”
    Then what to do? :((((((((((

    • oxforddickie November 7, 2015 at 23:16 #

      Oh, which country?

      • Q! November 7, 2015 at 23:17 #


        • oxforddickie November 7, 2015 at 23:24 #

          Ah, the home of one off my favourite groups, Omega. Let me think about it.

  13. ssully September 14, 2015 at 02:21 #

    This Paypal method doesn’t quite work as written, at least for me in the US, as I just discovered. Perhaps Paypal has altered their software. Anyway, clicking PAYPAL leads to the Money Well Sent page, as expected. One completes the blanks there, then clicks. A popup screen appears asking if this is ‘for friends and family’ (which is ‘free’ of service charges and can only be a money transfer within the US, and only is US$) or for ‘goods and services’ (for which the seller pays a small fee). Clicking the latter brings you to another page that has no ‘subject’ space, but does have an *optional* ‘Special Instructions to Seller’ link above a bog ‘Send Money Now’ link. Click the ‘Special Instructions’ to enter the DS # and email. If you *don’t* click the optional link, and merely click the ‘Send Money Now’ box, the transaction will happen without any information being sent.

    • oxforddickie September 14, 2015 at 07:32 #

      Thanks for that update, hope it helps those having problems

    • sullis02 September 14, 2015 at 17:01 #

      that’s ‘big’ not ‘bog’

  14. calchar March 29, 2015 at 23:09 #

    Hi All, I have a suggestion for a release. Andre Previn’s Music Night on the EMI label in SQ. I have had the vinyl from new but not the equipment to decode to MLP. It’s a really good classical selection.

    • oxforddickie March 30, 2015 at 08:53 #

      Interesting, i looked at that and vol.2 while moving the record collection

    • Owen Smith March 30, 2015 at 13:11 #

      Moving your record collection is probably quite an effort given it’s size. How long did it take, and does it need a fork lift truck?

      • oxforddickie March 30, 2015 at 13:42 #

        No, just took easily by hand, still not put them all back yet, having to rearrange them

  15. Derek Gally January 29, 2015 at 16:59 #

    Oh well.That settles that question. I’ll have to purchase a cassette deck and give them a good listen.
    Do you collect PYE records? I have ; QUAD1020,1021,1033,1036, GH641, NSPL41001, and NSPL41003.

  16. Derek Gally January 28, 2015 at 20:28 #

    I have some h/hj cassettes copied for me (RR-cassette).
    Firstly and most importantly; Do you have the means to work the magic to make them become dvda and if so are you or CB interested? I only ask because I don’t see in “equipment”any cassette transfer mention?
    Are there any particular artist/groups you are seeking? If so let me know and I will more than happy to lend as my contribution.
    Of course I don’t have every broadcast.
    Most are rock/pop/punk and some BBC radio plays.

    • oxforddickie January 28, 2015 at 21:08 #

      I do have a quality cassette deck that can be used for most of the matrix encoded material but H/HJ are not stable enough to enable a clean enough decode i’m afraid. The only time i’d be happy at attempting a decode if it was straight from a reel to reel machine via high quality input card to computer.

    • Owen Smith January 29, 2015 at 00:14 #

      I think Hi-Fi stereo VHS or S-VHS audio might be good enough too, it produces very good audio on a good quality deck. But what’s the chances of anyone having H or HJ audio on Hi-Fi stereo VHS? (Given that Hi-Fi sterero sound on VHS wasn’t developed until long after the quad era was over.)

      • oxforddickie January 29, 2015 at 00:46 #

        Your quite right about the Hi-Fi track on video, it was a very good medium, i used a top end Panasonic in my ‘studio’, and when using top quality tapes (for low drop-outs) the quality was superb. Wonder what happened to it….

  17. lupineassassin October 17, 2014 at 20:09 #

    Donation sent! Looking forward to hearing this one. Thanks.

  18. Owen Smith August 25, 2014 at 11:35 #

    It worked for me, but not free. I have my PayPal account backed by a Credit Card, I’m not giving thieving PayPal my bank account details. At least in the UK with the Consumer Credit Act or whatever it has been replaced with, if PayPal ever shaft me I can get the credit card company to refund me (and then it’s up to the card company to pursue PayPal, which they usually will, like a Rottweiler on steroids). This legislation has real teeth.

    Anyway, the result is I got charged 30p for making a £3 donation. At least it’s made clear, and it’s the sender that sees what the fees are and has a choice what to do about it.

    • oxforddickie August 25, 2014 at 11:55 #

      It does appear that Paypal doesn’t like credit cards so charges for their use. A law to themselves! I’m sorry you’ve been charged.

    • Owen Smith August 25, 2014 at 12:39 #

      All part of the evil of PayPal I’m afraid. There’s a serious opportunity for a much better behaved competitor in the market, I’m surprised no-one has tried.

      Don’t worry about me being charged, it’s better than you being charged in a way none of us see. I’m just pointing out it is not entirely a free method. I don’t know what happens with foreign exchange costs either.

      • beukenoot October 2, 2014 at 14:14 #

        for me it is only conversion valuta costs, since i have PP linked to my bank or have some saldo there sometimes (for use of skype).

        it is true that if you use CC on your PP account there is a fee. But are CC organisations not even bigger stealers with the debt rates of 16% ?
        I also am looking for some good aslternative. Good news is that ebay and PP cooperation seem to break up.

        Anyway, in EU the best way to pay is over bank, thanks to our EU member Frits Bolkestein, without more costs than national payments. But then you disclose your identity.

      • sacdtodvda May 19, 2015 at 07:29 #

        There is one here in Aus called (not very originally) Paymate that used to be a good alternative.

        eBay even used to recommend them as a preferred provider, until eBay bought Paypal. One advantage was they paid straight into your account so operated more like a credit provider.

        Not sure whether they are still any good.

    • prefabfan December 28, 2014 at 21:40 #

      Owen check this out. I bought speakers through Paypal which were blown, the bass driver on one, the treble driver on the other. Paypal congratulated me on winning my case and said whatver they could get back from the seller of the speakers, they would, after i paid $118 to return them. If the seller had had no assets I would have no speakers, $118 shipping bill and out $1200! PayPal is thieving in the guise of a credit card.

      • Owen Smith December 28, 2014 at 23:51 #

        Which is precisely why I back my PayPal account with a real credit card, so if PayPal ever shaft me I can set the credit card company on them using the Consumer Credit Act and Sale Of Goods Act. In the UK those give pretty good protection.

        Another example of PayPal being a bunch of thieves.

  19. matsarnelindgren August 15, 2014 at 15:49 #

    No problem. Will try this next time

  20. rayshackleford August 15, 2014 at 03:41 #

    Roger Wilco OD. Looking forward to all the new releases 🙂

  21. birdycat19 August 14, 2014 at 16:49 #

    Can-do, boss!

  22. lonky53 August 14, 2014 at 12:31 #

    seems easy enough

  23. beukenoot August 14, 2014 at 11:23 #

    if this not works, then try first logon to your PP account, en then press the button.

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