All records are visually graded under multiple bright lights.
All records are professionally cleaned on a VPI Cleaning Machine with MOBILE FIDELITY Cleaning Fluids.
All records are packaged outside of the covers in CUSTOM-MADE OVERSIZED BOXES to protect corners and ensure safe delivery.
All records are vintage and not recent reissues, unless specifically noted.
We offer hassle-free returns. Items sold sealed may only be returned sealed.
We use custom-made oversized boxes which protect corners!
I value integrity and live by my word. That is why I strive to have extremely conservative and highly accurate grading. Everything is graded visually, under a 100-watt light bulb for accuracy.
I have been buying and selling LPs for decades, and I take customer service and your satisfaction very seriously. So if you have any issues with any item you receive, please just let us know and we will take care of it. Your satisfaction is our number one priority. Below you will find a description of our “old-school” grading policy.
NM The record looks basically new. There are NO hairline scratches, NO marks of ANY KIND. Some records (especially recent pressings on 180g vinyl) come new with spots of discoloration, for which we do not downgrade. I do not use NM+ or NM-, only Near Mint.
EX As soon as we see even the slightest, faintest line, the record is no longer Near Mint but rather goes into this category. An Excellent pressing can have a handful of light marks. Only inaudible light scuffs. This grade should be considered “close to perfect.”
VG+ When a record has more than a handful of light marks, it goes into this category. More marks and light hairlines are acceptable here. Nothing that will cause repeating ticks or consistent background noise or anything like that. A VG+ record will satisfy most collectors.
VG The record can have quite a few hairlines and maybe a few scratches. There will likely be noise, but it should play through and be very enjoyable. These are Very Good records and will satisfy most customers, unless you have a $300,000 stereo and want your records to sound as quiet as CDs (in which case, better stick to NM and EX). Fine for parties and casual listening.
VG- Definitely noticeable surface noise. Scratches. Likely will play all the way through without skipping on a standard turntable with a properly set-up arm/needle, but may not.
G+ More and deeper marks and scratches, consistent noise, possible skips. We rarely offer records in this condition.
G This is 1 step above POOR, which is basically unplayable but will be desirable if it’s rare enough. We rarely offer records in this condition.
POOR It’s a wall hanging, looks good on a shelf, maybe you have a cover and need the record or vice versa. Again, we rarely sell these.
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