October 24, 2021
Start Date: October 11, 2021
Final Price: $28.00 (USD)
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WOL = writing on label SOL = sticker on label WOC = writing on cover DNAP = does not affect play OIS = original inner sleeve
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**Priority Shipping is required for purchases over $150**
I'm always happy to combine shipping. Please allow me to invoice you before payment if you would like specific pricing. Otherwise there isn't anything I can do after the fact.
LPs are always removed from sleeve before shipment (unless sealed). LPs also include a poly outer sleeve. I ship in standard LP cruciform mailers with stiffener pads on each side. Please don't send me notes and messages about this.
For international buyers:
(3) 7" Singles ships for around $14-15 to most countries via USPS First Class.
(4-15) 7" Singles costs $20. But, I can easily ship 15 Singles for that price via USPS First Class. Please message me about combined shipping before sending payment.
Priority International varies but starts around $50 for most countries.
Media Mail is $4 + 50 cents per extra item for any media (CDs, 45s, LPs)
Priority is $10 + $1 per LP extra.
Everything is graded strictly by Goldmine Standards. We try to grade conservatively, and sometimes VG- grade is also used for more precise detail. Buy with confidence as I am an audiofile & collector myself.
Everything is cleaned and placed in fresh inner sleeves when necessary.
Mint [M]: Absolutely perfect in every way - certainly never played, possibly even still sealed. (More on still sealed below). Should be used sparingly as a grade, if at all.
Near Mint [NM or M-]: A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record shows no obvious sign of wear. A 45 rpm sleeve has no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling. An LP jacket has no creases, folds, seam splits or any other noticeable similar defect. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same is true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves, and the like. Basically, Near Mint looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap.
Excellent [EX]: LP is Very close to NM if not for a couple very faint marks. No warps.
Very Good Plus [VG+]: Shows some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show some slight signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experience. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are OK. The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but is should be barely noticeable. The center hole is not misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turn-up corners, or a slight seam-split. An LP jacket my have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount. In general, if not for a couple of minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good [VG] and [VG-]: Many of the defects found in a VG+ record are more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise is evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during the song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as will light scratches deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them. A VG- grade is typically reserved for 45s with a solid VG sound but appears to be on the lower end of VG scale visually. This, or a combination of worn labels might garner the VG-.
Good [G], Good Plus [G+]: Good does not mean bad! A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable and will play through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear. A jacket or sleeve has seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object. If it's a common item, you'll probably find another copy in better shape eventually. Pass it up. But if it's something you have been seeking for years, and the price is right, get it.
Poor [P], Fair [F]: The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams and heavily marred by wear and/or writing. The LP jacket barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully seam split, and written upon.
Still Sealed [SS] : Let the buyer beware, unless it's a U.S. pressing from the last 10-15 years or so. It's too easy to reseal on. Yes, some legitimately never-opened LPs from the 1960s still exist. But if you're looking for a specific pressing, the only way you can know for sure is to open the record. Also, European imports are not factory-sealed, so if you see them advertised as sealed, someone other than the manufacturer sealed them. Return Policy We offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all Records, CDs, 45s, or any other form of media. If you are not satisfied with our grading upon receipt of your item, we will gladly extend a no-hassle refund process. All of our items are backed by eBay's 30-day return policy.