Sleeve Condition; Very Good
Vinyl Condition; Very Good
Record Grading Details
We grade records very conservatively and use the Goldmine Grading Standards below.
Unless otherwise noted, records are play tested on a Dual 505 turntable as well as visually graded.
VERYGOOD PLUS (VG+)/ or EXCELLENT (E)
Agood description of a VG+ record is “except for a couple minorthings, this would be Near Mint.” VG+records may show some slight signs of wear, including light scuffs orvery light scratches that do not affect the listening experience.Slight warps that do not affect the sound are OK. Minor signs ofhandling are OK, too, such as telltale marks around the center hole,but repeated playing has not misshapen the hole. There may be somevery light ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barelynoticeable.
VG+covers should have only minor wear. A VG+ cover might have some veryminor seam wear or a split (less than one inch long) at the bottom,the most vulnerable location. Also, a VG+ cover may have somedefacing, such as a cut-out marking. Covers with cut-out markings cannever be considered Near Mint.
Formany listeners, a VG record or sleeve will be worth the money.
VGrecords have more obvious flaws than their counterparts in bettershape. They lack most of the original gloss found on factory-freshrecords. Groove wear is evident on sight, as are light scratches deepenough to feel with a fingernail. When played, a VG record hassurface noise, and some scratches may be audible, especially in softpassages and during a song’s intro and ending. But the noise willnot overpower the music otherwise.
Minorwriting, tape or a sticker can detract from the label. Manycollectors who have jukeboxes will use VG records in them and notthink twice. They remain a fine listening experience, just not thesame as if it were in better shape.
VGcovers will have many signs of human handling. Ring wear in themiddle or along the edges of the cover where the edge of a recordwould reside, is obvious, though not overwhelming. Some more creasesmight be visible. Seam splitting will be more obvious; it may appearon all three sides, though it won’t be obvious upon looking.Someone might have written or it or stamped a price tag on it, too.
Good(G), Good Plus (G+) or Very Good Minus (VG–)
Gooddoes not mean bad! The record still plays through without skipping,so it can serve as filler until something better comes along. But ithas significant surface noise and groove wear, and the label is worn,with significant ring wear, heavy writing, or obvious damage causedby someone trying to remove tape or stickers and failing miserably. AGood to VG– cover has ring wear to the point of distraction, hasseam splits obvious on sight and may have even heavier writing, suchas, for example, huge radio station letters written across the frontto deter theft.
Please check the photos to help you decide on the condition of the item and ask any questions prior to placing a bid.
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Postage costs include the cost of the packaging material, Parcel Tracking Fees and Australia Post Charges. We will refund any difference between postage and packing costs and quoted amount if the actual amount is less than it actually costs.
We combine postage when multiple items are purchased so please wait for an invoice before paying.
We don't send items without tracking to protect both the buyer and seller.
Pick up is available from our shop - Treasures 4 You, 20 Old Cleveland Road, Stones Corner. Please wait to pay in-store if collecting the item rather than having it delivered.
If you wish to pick your purchase up please contact us in advance as eBay items are not on the showroom floor.
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Basic, secure packaging is included in the postal cost.
7" singles come packed in a cardboard stiffener in an envelope.
CD's come packed in a layer of bubble wrap in an envelope.
LPs' come packed in a cardboard stiffener in a waterproof outer packing.
If you would like additional packaging please note that for a CD and 7" single this will increase the cost from a large letter to a small package, i.e from $2.10 to $7.