All grading is very strict and adheres to 'Record Collector' specifications. However we have fine tuned them and they are explained below. All vinyl is examined closely under a strong light and play tested wherever possible.
Condition = As good as a copy you would buy from a shop, immaculate!
Condition = Very nearly mint just slightly under, maybe a couple of
very, very light paper sleeve scuffs that can only be seen under strong
light. SOME WOULD CLASS THIS AS MINT. This disc has been played a couple
of times at most. Cover is virtually perfect - very minimal wear only.
clean & tidy copy that shows virtually no defects. Maybe one or two
light needle scuffs or light sleeve removal marks that can only be seen
under strong light. There will be no scratches. Play will be near
perfect with no distortion. Cover will be very nice with maybe very
minimal creasing, ringwear or edgewear.
Condition = You can tell this record has been played a few times but
it has been well cared for. There will be minor surface marks only; that
barely detract from the sound quality. Cover may have slight creasing
or ringwear. A very serviceable copy that you will be pleased with.
well played but serviceable copy. There will be a few marks on the
vinyl, but they won't be nasty scratches, just relatively light needle
scuffs and sleeve removal marks, they will be noticeable but won't
detract from play too much. Cover will show signs of storage/ ageing,
e.g., creasing, slight folding, spinewear, ringwear or sticker tears.
The record will not be trashed!!