MINT - 10 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. We rarely use this grading for vintage vinyl records and rarely for covers.
NEAR MINT - 9 Record has obviously been taken out of the sleeve, and the sleeve has been handled and both may have minor imperfections
EXCELLENT-NEAR MINT -8 A very high grade record and sleeve, but just not enought to be NM or Mint
EXCELLENT -7 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.
MOST RECORDS LISTED WITH INDIVIDUAL GRADES WILL BE IN EX -7 to NM 9 condition
VERY GOOD-EX -6 Record has been played over the years and sleeve handled, but with care and only at most a light scratch or two and minot handling wear to packaging
VERY GOOD - 5 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 - 4 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.
THE VAST MAJORITY OF USED RECORDS FALL INTO GOOD - 4 to VG - 5 CONDITION. We list these records seperately under one general grading range, so please do not expect high grade records when purchasing these ones
FAIR - 3 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 - 2 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 - 1 The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection filler
THE LOWER GRADES Bad -1 to FAIR 3 ARE NOT GRADES THAT WE BUY OR SELL
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