RATING OF SECOND HAND ITEMS (GOLDMINE MAGAZINE GRADING SYSTEM)
We do have a grading system applied to all our second-hand records. We use the usual internationally proven GOLDMINE grading system.
Please Note that all of our records sold as NEW are either SEALED or MINT condition, depending on how we get them supplied. Except for products which have other conditions - as display in their info tab's & description.
SS / STILL SEALED
Never been opened. Flawless, with no damage whatsoever. Depending on the manufacture - it may or may not be factory sealed.
M / MINT
New Item. Never played, never used.
NM / NEAR MINT
VINYL: Near perfect. Very minor scuffs and very little else appears on the vinyl. Any damage will most likely have occurred during packaging or removing the record from the inner sleeve but has been handled with extreme care.
COVER: The cover looks close to perfect with only minor signs of wear and/or age.
CD: No visible marking / scuffing / scratches & plays perfectly.
EX / EXCELLENT
VINYL: In excellent condition for vinyl but allows for minor scuffs which are visible but only slightly.
COVER: The artwork looks as close to perfect as can be. There may be some impressions to the cover but no writing on the cover. Some slight creases to the corners, but not wrinkled and obtrusive to the eye.
CD: No visible scratches/plays perfectly.
VG / VERY GOOD
VINYL: May crackle, pop or make other annoying noises, but only occasionally, never continuously, and not more loudly than the music being listened to.
COVER: Normal used cover wear such as ring wear and split seams. If there is abnormal damage such as tears or markings, it is described in comments attached to the item.
CD: Visible scratches but plays perfectly all the way through.
G / GOOD
VINYL: May have continuous low-level crackles, pops, etc. but not so loud as to make the music completely unlistenable or unenjoyable to the casual listener. May also have more serious scratches causing popping on one or two songs, with the rest of the record playing fine.
COVER: May have various kinds of wear and tears but is not torn. It may have seam splits that are not repaired with anything other than scotch tape.
CD: one track might skip.
F / FAIR
VINYL: Mostly quite noisy the whole way through, may have heavy scratches and might even skip.
COVER: Possibly torn, taped or written on, but not all at once.
P / POOR
VINYL: Only one or two songs on the whole album playable.
COVER: Torn, taped and written on.
CD: Several tracks may skip.
0 / MISSING / NOT ORIGINAL
Is either missing or not the original.