One of the main reasons we sell records at Disco Gorgeous Records is to ensure the survival of music that didn’t make it from analogue to digital formats… so be you can be sure that we take every step possible to ensure that they arrive to you in perfect condition.
We take extra special care when it comes to posting your 78rpm shellac records and use only the strongest and the best packaging to ship them.
THE IMAGE YOU CAN SEE IS THE ACTUAL RECORD YOU WILL RECEIVE! We don’t download or use stock images and we don’t just photograph the centre label. We photograph everything in HDR, using warm and cool light in different directions so you get the best idea of the record quality.
For any track listings, catalogue numbers, extra photographs or if you have any other questions feel free to drop us a message.
78RPM records are all supplied with a brand new cover.
However, we have a selection of original sleeves available, more personable to specific areas of the UK.
We use the same grading system with 78RPM that we use with all our others. The only difference is the condition applies to the disk only. Oh, and there’ll probably never be a “mint” in this category!
MINT: The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition.
EXCELLENT: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and / or creasing.
VERY GOOD: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc.
FAIR: The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and / or defaced.
POOR: The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
BAD: The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection filler.
TERMS OF SALE - We offer a 30 day quibble free returns policy in line with new regulations. All we ask is that on a rare occasion should you be unhappy, we simply ask that you get in touch within 7 days and let us know that you would like to return the item. You then have a further 23 days to get the item back to us.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS - Please message ahead of purchase to check the price of postage.
In general, we don’t sell 78RPM records that have cracks or large chips. However, If it’s a special one and we make the decision to list this online it will be clearly stated and will be given extra support to ensure it reaches you in the condition it left us.
We aim to test play all our records but we don’t always fully test play records from start to finish. First we visually examine records, then spot test paying particular attention to areas at the start where cracks or chips occur or where a scuff looks like could interfere with the sound quality in which case this will be stated. A full test play can be requested. Please message us and allow up to 24 hours notice.
IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS WITH YOU PURCHASE, PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO LEAVING FEEDBACK, WE AIM FOR 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION BUT WE ARE ONLY HUMAN AND SOMETIMES MISTAKES CAN HAPPEN. I AM SURE ANY ISSUE YOU MAY ENCOUNTER CAN BE EASILY RESOLVED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
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