November 12, 2022
Start Date: November 5, 2022
Final Price: $80.00 (USD)
Bid Count: 1
Seller Feedback: 822
Buyer Feedback: 73
I use the Goldmine/Discogs system for grading. Look it up if you don't know it. VG+ is only one grade below NM. NOTHING gets Mint. Unless otherwise described, vinyl grades are all visual under a strong light from multiple angles. I try to grade conservatively. I DO NOT want anyone forcing returns because something has noise that is not due to an obvious scratch or defect - if I see something like this I will play it and describe accordingly. A very light scuff does not qualify as an obvious scratch or defect. Bid accordingly! I play grade on a high-end system.
I bought this used on ebay some years ago. Record was cleaned on a VPI before listing.
Side 1 is visually VG+. There is a tiny scuff/scratch in the last track that is not audible. Side 2 is visually VG+. There is an extremely light scratch/scuff in track 1 and part of track 2 that you can see if you hold it a certain way in the light. Inaudible. I gave this a spot play grade and what I heard was NM. Jacket is VG. There is a 1.5" seam split along the top, a couple of corner dings/wrinkles, and a little bubbling here and there. Protective insert is VG+
For those who have been following, I am changing my Best Offer policy. I will consider any offer at or above my listing price, and there is still an auto-accept that is not much higher than the listing price.
I have been collecting audiophile and other records since the late 1980's, and I have many hundreds of audiophile pressings dating back to the original D2D and half-speed labels. Some relatively obscure, some not so much. I also have a large number of other open and sealed records. There are many things from the late 80's and early 90's when vinyl was "dead", and a lot of Record Store Day items. I am reducing my collection. My current focus is on selling sealed items, but I have many used as well that I will sell. I will be listing some every week. If there is anything in particular you are looking for, particularly audiophile or RSD, feel free to let me know, and maybe I will list it. All records have been stored upright on shelves in air conditioning since I got them.
I am shipping USPS Priority Mail as the USPS has the right to open and inspect anything Media Mail and I don't trust that. It will cost me more than I am charging you - I am fine with that. Anything over $100 will get some extra insurance at my expense. I will combine shipping on multiple records, so please wait for an invoice if you win multiple items. I ship everything in a purpose-made record shipper, wrapped with bubble wrap, corners internally reinforced with cardboard as needed, and packed tightly. Open items are shipped with the record removed from the jacket to avoid a seam split.
I appreciate positive feedback - if you leave it for me after receiving your purchase I will leave it for you. And if you have ANY issues PLEASE contact me before filing a complaint with ebay.
NO INTERNATIONAL SALES!! I will ship to Alaska and Hawaii but shipping cost will be increased.