Our Story

Modern Day Mom & Pop Record Store based in Portland Oregon!

We are an independent online retailer specializing in Music & Movies since 1999. We buy & sell New & Used Vinyl Records, CDs and cassette tapes.

Owner/Operator Steve Cook has always been a music lover...from his first Kiss record at age 5, to his first guitar, his first job working at Record Bar in the mall, his first band and his first tour as a musician. His experiences have led him to now operating his own independent online record store.

Even though our focus is selling online rather than in a brick and mortar location, we are still an independent retailer through and through. Steve personally built Black Plastik on a foundation of years of experience in the music industry as a musician and as a collector. That experience is what sets Black Plastik apart from other online record retailers. He has a love of all genres, all eras and all types of music which fuels a hunger to really know and appreciate each and every title he offers for sale.

When his first son was born dedicated dad Steve created Black Plastik as a way to turn a lifelong hobby into a home business so he could spend more time with the kids. It started as a cardboard diaper box full of records that was his personal collection and has since grown to over 3,300 in stock vinyl records.

Steve's personal collection of records, music gear, and memorabilia has grown and changed over the years but his dedication to music has never wavered.