May 31, 2021
Start Date: December 13, 2020
Final Price: $30.00 (USD)
Seller Feedback: 2131
Buyer Feedback: 0
I should not state the obvious here but I must, all playback descriptions are a result of playback on my equipment, not your equipment. I have no idea what you play your vinyl on and cannot guarantee that your playback results will be same as mine. I know it will come as a shock to some buyers but record players and cartridges track records differently. As a matter of fact, no two record needles are exactly alike even if they are of the same make and model. It is insane to expect 40 to 50 years old vinyl to play with the same clarity you'd get from today's virgin vinyl records.
jacket: VG (see photos)
vinyl: VG (see record grading info below for more details) / lite needle mark on track A1, ran my finger over it but could not feel it.
Sound(playback results may vary due to differences in equipment): there's lite sporadic skip on track A1(Brown Eyed Girl) due to needle mark described above / rest of the record plays with mild traces of static
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USED VINYL RECORDS ARE NOT PERFECT. EVERY SINGLE RECORD EVER PRESSED HAS FLAWS. OLD & USED RECORDS HAVE EVEN MORE FLAWS. BECAUSE OF THIS REASON I CANNOT GUARANTEE ANY RECORD I SELL WILL BE FLAWLESS.
I AM NOT A SMALL BUSINESS. THIS FOR ME IS AN EXTENDED GARAGE SALE OF MY VINYL COLLECTION ACQUIRED OVER YEARS OF COLLECTING & CARING FOR THESE ITEMS. SPACE IS TIGHT AROUND THE HOUSE AND I NEED TO WHITTLE MY COLLECTION FROM THOUSANDS TO A COUPLE OF HUNDRED TITLES I AM SURE TO LISTEN TO
Mint(M)/Sealed(SS): this means record is in new condition. It does not mean record is
perfect. Mint records can have flaws such as warps, non-fills & scratches. No way to know
that unless item is open. Because the price of mint items is based on being sealed,
they must be returned in their sealed condition. WARNING Once opened sealed item
cannot be returned even if there is a flaw in the record. Occasionally an open record will
be graded as Mint in which it will be designated as so and accompanied by explanation
Near Mint(NM)/Minty: this grade is for records that are lightly used and still retain a
good deal of the qualities of new vinyl. Only the faintest sign of use can barely be
seen. NM does not mean Mint or perfect. Some sealed records come out NM because of
poor handling at the pressing plant. NM will play with few lite traces of static or pops
EX/VG++: just a bit more wear than NM. Vinyl in this condition may deceptively
look like a NM copy before close inspection. It has the type lite flaws that you may find
in NM vinyl, only slightly more of it. surface marks are fewer and very light. Normal record playback
with all the normal flaws of record playing, that means minimal trace of static or pops.
VG+: this is the quintessential average used vinyl. Not too great and not too bad. Fairly
worn and used. Physical flaws are moderate and can be detected without too much
straining. May have mild surface marks that cause soft static and pops, but not too excessive levels .
VG: below average. May have lite scratches that can cause lite skips of a few short
short duration. A good deal of the original luster may be gone. Surface will show a
great deal of marks but not to the point of excessively congested. Only buy records in
this condition if you really like the music and are happy with the price. If you are really picky
& fussy records in this grade are not for you. Might have competing static and pops at a moderate level
G+: this is as low as I am willing to go. Way below average vinyl. Will only list items that
are rare or very popular in this category. Often the collectibility quotient is greater than
the sonic value. G+ vinyl has heavy signs of wear and use. Scratches, scuffs and
skips can be extreme. Static & pops are pronounced
ALL GRADING IS VISUAL, A MIXTURE OF SUBJECTIVE & OBJECTIVE EVALUATION THAT ARE AFFECTED BY EQUIPMENT. I LIVE IN A VERY DRY PART OF THE COUNTRY AND USE MC CARTRIDGE, BOTH OF WHICH CAN INTRODUCE MORE STATIC IN MY EVALUATION THAN IS REALLY THERE ON THE RECORD. DUE TO THESE REASONS I DO NOT GRADE SOUND. NO MATTER HOW ACCURATE MY DESCRIPTIONS OF SOUND THERE'S ALWAYS A HUGE POSSIBILITY YOU WILL HEAR THE RECORD DIFFERENTLY ON YOUR EQUIPMENT WHICH IS NOT IDENTICAL TO MINE. IT DOES NOT MEAN I AM WRONG, OR YOU'RE WRONG; IT SIMPLY MEANS OUR EQUIPMENTS INTERPRETED THE VINYL DIFFERENTLY
THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE YOU WILL NOT LIKE THE USED RECORD YOU BUY FROM ME BUT IT IN NO WAY MEANS DECEPTION ON MY PART. I WORK VERY HARD AT LISTING THESE RECORDS AS ACCURATELY AS I CAN, AND I UNDERSTAND SOMETIMES A BUYER MAY DISAGREE. IN THAT CASE YOU CAN PAY THE RETURN SHIPPING AND RETURN IT TO ME IN CONDITION YOU RECEIVED IT IN. I WILL ISSUE YOU A REFUND FOR THE ORIGINAL COST AND SHIPPING UPON RECEIPT OF THE RETURN.
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