Grading is Cover/Disc
The majority of the LP's will be graded strictly visual and when time permits I will also grade aurally , especially on the rarer LP's.
All grades are fully guaranteed as stated below:
SS (still sealed): Still sealed in its original shrinkwrap. Please note that many old cutout LP's are "reseals"; this was generally done by cutout distributors as a means of removing the original retail pricetags. IMPORTANT: sealed LP's CANNOT be returned once opened. I can unseal any SS LP here for inspection before shipment, if you wish to have a return privilege.
M (mint): Only items appearing to be brand new, unplayed or absolutely perfect will be graded 'M'; generally I use 'M-' as the best possible grade.
M- (mint minus): ‘M-’ discs appear to be nearly flawless.
EX (excellent): 'EX' discs appear to be just a bit bit less than M-, with maybe some cosmetic visual faults such as a hairline mark or sleeve scuffs.
VG++ Slightly less than EX, Disc has been played carefully but well cared for, might show some minor marks , light scratches and any audible flaws should be minor. Most collectors should be very happy with an LP in this grade.
VG+ 'VG+' LP's appear somewhat more used but should still be very enjoyable , the LP might have minor crackle but no continous loud pops, skips or defects.
VG 'VG' LP's might have a few bigger scratches , loss of luster, etc.. but should still play listenably well without skips or overwhelming noise. Anything below this grade I generally dont sell unless It's an Acetate, One of a kind Item or an extreme rarity.
Some common abbrevations include:
(W/Y/)LP = (white/yellow) label promo
STNC = stain on cover
PH = promo hole
PIH = pin hole in cover
DJTS = disc jockey timing strip
CC = cut corner
CO = cut-out (notch/hole)
TI (C/L) = tear in (cover/label)
TO(C/L) = tape on (cover/label)
WO(C/L) = writing on (cover/label)
XO(C/L) = marks on (cover/label)
SPS = split seam
RW = ring wear
FO = gatefold cover