Gradings

Two gradings can be seen in item’s conditions (ie VG+ , EX). First one is cover’s condition and the second is disc condition. We will try to make item’s condition more clear with comments.

VINYL GRADING
SS : Still Sealed: New sealed item.
M-: Mint Minus : Record is not sealed but is new. Please note that we do not use this grade for records that are used to our knowledge, even if flawless.
EX+: Excellent Plus : This grade is for used records that are flawless and like new. Covers of this grade are like new.
EX : Excellent : Record might have clear surface or might have some small marks (paper scuffs or finger marks) that are not audible. In this category and a step down we also use EX- : Excellent Minus: Record has marks (paper scuffs or finger marks) that do not affect the sound quality or produce very little (almost insignificant) lessening to it. Covers of this grade are near Excellent but with a small defect (sometimes barely detectable).
VG+: Very Good Plus : Record is slightly mishandled and displays generally light signs of handling and playing with a relatively small change in sound quality. VG++ and VG+++ are intermediate grades between Excellent and Very Good Plus. Cover has some kind of wear (ringwear or seam split or a small sticker damage) but the whole is really descent.
VG : Very Good : Record is mishandled and has more imperfections than the above grading. It may crackle, pop or make other annoying noises, but only occasionally, never continuously, and not louder than the music being listened to. Cover has normal wear and tear.
G: Good : Record is very mishandled and might have continuous low level crackles, pops, etc., but not so loud as to make the music completely unlistenable or unenjoyable to the casual listener. Cover has more than normal wear and tear.

Please note that we will try to mention in item description unusual defects like writing, stamps etc. However if you feel you want a more detailed description than the one given, please contact us.

CD GRADING

SS : Still Sealed: New sealed item.
M-:
Mint Minus: Cd is new.
EX:
Excellent : CD is pretty close to new condition. Inserts also. In this category and a step down we also use EX- : Excellent Minus: Cd has small visual defect (maybe small scuff).
VG+:
Very Good Plus : CDs of this grade show scuffs that do not affect play. Inserts are descent but have some kind of defect. VG++ and VG+++ are intermediate grades between Excellent and Very Good Plus.
VG:
Very Good: CD shows many scuffs and/or wear. We usually test those cds for playback problems. Inserts have visible damage which is usually described in description.

Please note that we do not grade replacable plastic cases so they might have some wear or be like new. Broken or heavily damaged cases are replaced with new ones.


 

 
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