We grade all records as below.
A brand new record
NEAR MINT (NM)
No surface marks to vinyl, sleeve looks new
Record has some minor signs of being played, such as light scuffs from the sleeve etc. Sleeve may have light wear / minor creases.
VERY GOOD (VG)
Record has been played quite a lot, may have some scratches. Normal wear and tear to sleeve, but only a couple of issues, on the whole an acceptable copy.
Record has been played a lot and will have considerable sound deterioration. Sleeve with have multiple issues such as split spines, discolouration, ringwear, edgewear etc.
There are also FAIR and POOR grades, but we will rarely carry items in this condition.
All grades can be subject to + and -
We will always try to include a description of the item in the details also.