Vinyl Record Grading System
I aim to describe records as accurately as possible and try to avoid disappointment by playing all records before listing them. I grade them as conservatively as I can using the UK Record Collector Grading Guide below - however please bear in mind that grading vinyl records is not an exact science and is a very subjective task (what may sound great to me may not sound so great to you and visa versa of course) - therefore if you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact me before leaving any negative feedback and I will always do my best to sort out any problems - I am only human and unintended mistakes can occur. Also, please be mindful that some vinyl records regardless of their condition can still have an occasional very tiny tic due to the physical nature of the medium - thank you.
Record Collector Magazine's Grading Guide:
MINT (M): 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. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
EXCELLENT (EX): 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 (VG): 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 (G): 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 (F): 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 (P): 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 (B): The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection filler."
For records which appear to fall between the accepted grades, + and - will be added to the grading.
ANY QUESTIONS - PLEASE ASK BEFORE BIDDING.
*** Due to an unusually high number of parcels going missing in the International Post all records will now be dispatched using Royal Mail Tracked and Signed service - no exceptions.***
ONE LP RECORD TRACKED & SIGNED TO EUROPE : £13.50
ONE LP RECORD TRACKED & SIGNED TO THE REST OF THE WORLD : £16.50
I DO COMBINE POSTAGE FOR MULTIPLE PURCHASES.