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Vinyl Grading

We carefully examine and clean each of our vinyl records and CDs before grading and pricing them accordingly. You can find the product's grade listed on its page and rest assured that any defects will be noted in the description.

MINT (New)

Absolutely perfect in every way. Never been played and is usually not wrapped or sealed.


The vinyl may have been opened but played once! This is called "As New" Wrapping plastic may still be present. The record looks just open but has no other signs of use.


The vinyl has been open and played but is very clean and has been well cared for. No scratches or marks show. No background noise. The record hasn't been played many times but signs of playing can be present. No damage to the cover or inlays. 


The vinyl is very good in general. A few faults are acceptable, but nothing that really compromises the record visually or audibly. Little light inaudible marks and a little background crackle may occur. The record has been well-kept.


The vinyl has been played many times. It may have some clicks and pops and some light-visible scratches. You can still listen to it and enjoy it with no listening fails but it is visually and audibly USED.


A vinyl in Good or Good Plus condition can be played without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear, or other defects will be present. While the record will be playable without skipping, noticeable surface noise and "ticks" will almost certainly accompany the playback.  

CD Grading


Perfect. A New CD is never been opened and is still sealed.


CD as new. Has been opened but doesn't show signs of use. 


The CD has been played but will show very light signs of wear. The CD is almost Near Mint but may have only one light mark or scratch. Always read the CD condition. The CD is used!


A few minor scuffs/scratches. This has been played, but handled with good care - and certainly not abused. Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Slight wear, marks, indentations, it may possibly have a cut-out hole (or similar).


A few light scuffs/scratches, This has obviously been played, but not handled as carefully as a VG+. Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: More wear, marks, and indentations than a VG+. May have slight fading, a small tear/rip, or some writing.


There are a lot of scuffs/scratches. However, it will still play through without problems. This has not been handled with much care at all. Insert/Inlay/Booklet/Sleeve/Digipak: Well worn, marked, more obvious indentations, fading, writing, than a VG - possibly a more significant tear/rip.

IF.. you find a CD with GOOD as grading, please read the conditions as we rarely sell vinyl or CDs in this condition unless it is collectable.


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