I have been buying and selling for a long
time and have built up a reputation for buying the nicest copies available
and selling them at an affordable price. I strictly follow the
guidelines as set by Goldmine magazine, in which I will give a brief
Perfect. No signs of wear on either the record or the jacket.
NEAR MINT (NM):
A record that is otherwise mint but has one or two tiny, inconsequential
flaws that do not affect the playing or the appearance of. The
record may have some slight ring-wear or minor denting to a corner.
VERY GOOD PLUS (VG+):
Sometimes referred to as "Excellent".
A record that has been handled and played either infrequently or very
carefully. The vinyl may have lost some, but not all, of its luster,
a light scratch that does not affect the play, the scratch should not be
audible, there may be some light paper scuffs from its sliding in and out
of its sleeve. The cover may have some light wear which doesn't
affect the beauty of the artwork.
VERY GOOD (VG):
Used but not abused. The record will display visible signs of
handling and playing, such as loss of vinyl luster, surface scratches,
groove wear, and spindle scratches. Surface noises will be evident
but still should not prevent the listener from enjoying the album.
The cover may have ring wear, seam splits, bent corner, loss of gloss to
the photo, stains, ect...
A well used album which may have stickers glued to the label, almost
complete loss of surface sheen, aggravated surface noise, etc... The cover
may have ring-wear on both the front and on the back, some seam splitting
corners may be dog-eared to a light degree and may have writing