Sealed quality vinyl records within. Nice addition to add to your collection. THIS IS A FACTORY SEALED OUT OF PRINT RECORD. THE VINYL INSIDE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED TO BE FREE OF DEFECTS.ONCE THE RECORD IS OPENED IT IS NOT RETURNABLE AS ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION IS NOW COMPROMISED. DEPENDING ON THE VALUE AND/OR COLLECTABILITY OF THE RECORD, IF IT IS A TITLE YOU WANT TO PLAY IT IS MY RECOMMENDATION TO CONSIDER PURCHASING AN OPEN COPY THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN PLAY GRADED. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL QUESTIONS AT LEAST 24 HOURS.
Record conditions are determined using the tried and true "Goldmine" grading scale found in Tim Neely's Goldmine Record Album Price Guide. For your reference the grades are reprinted here. Mint (M): Absolutely perfect in every way - certainly never played, possibly even still sealed. Should be used sparingly as a grade, if at all. Near Mint (NM or M-): A nearly perfect record.Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this, implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear. An LP jacket should have no creases, folds, seam splits or any other noticable similar defect.
And of course, the same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves and the like. Basically, an LP in Near Mint condition looks as if you just got it home from a retail store and removed the shrink wrap. Near Mint is the highest price listed in all Goldmine price guides.Very Good Plus (VG+): Generally worth 50 percent of the Near Mint value. A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show some slight signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experience. Slight warps that don't affect the sound are OK. The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable.
The center hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play. LP inner sleeves will have some slight ring wear, lightly turned-up corners, or a slight seam split. In general, if not for a couple minor things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable. A synonym used by some collectors and dealers for "Very Good Plus" is Excellent.Very Good (VG): Generally worth 25 percent of the Near Mint value. Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a Very Good disc. Surface noise will be evident on playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as will light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them. Good (G), Good Plus (G+): Generally worth 10-15 percent of the Near Mint value. Good does not mean bad!
A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable and will play through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear (on a styrene record, the groove will be starting to turn white). A jacket or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object. As no two individuals will grade the same record the same way, I put an honest effort on all grading.
As grading is an approximation, please view and consider each selection carefully. All grades given are visual unless otherwise noted as I do try to play grade the record if time permits. IF THE ABOVE TERMS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.