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Play-Graded almost entirelyunder close headphone inspection.
(Please consult myproprietarygrading system below
for accurate understanding of LP condition)
VISUAL:Under brightdaylight and bright lamplight vinyl is nearly flawless,shiny and smooth like silk; one side has only 3 sleeve traces - pure surface (one longer); the other side looks flawless and only at a certain angle it has 2 barely visible/pale, thin and shallow traces close to each other, barely feelable by nail tip only, some phantom/optical/surface sleeve traces under sunlight.This is a heavy, inflexible vinyl platter.
PLAY TEST: Plays superbly with great fidelity, no distortion, no skips or clicks.
LABELS: Beautiful, no spindle marks; two dark dots on side 1.
INNER SLEEVE: Original BLUE NOTE 2-sided picture catalog of LPs (one side has a tear on top left corner).
Full gloss, very vibrant front graphics; light gloss wear from shelf use and mostly on top part andsome hairlines; there is a light longer gloss crease upper left and some short ones along spine seam; great spine and seams; light corner wear, more on spine corners; thin-sliver peeling along the front opening seam. Clean back with some darkening, and a pen name upper right.
ALL PHOTOS ARE OF THE ACTUAL LP ALBUM!
No Photoshop used for realness of images.
Actual objects are cleaner and brighter.
1. All albums have been cleaned thoroughly by hand using professional record cleaning aids, before any visual or play-grading.
2. Records are stored with professional and collector's care in plastic LP sleeves, with vinyl disks in their own sleeves next to the LP jacket covers. All albums are kept in climate controlled environment.
3. All LPs are shipped with disks out of the jacket covers (to avoid seam splits) in professional hard cardboard LP mailers, with sufficient bubble wrap insulation and extra tape for security. Each mailer is custom stamped with "NO HEAT" and "NO SUNLIGHT" to avoid heat damage while en route.
4. Play grading is done with headphones for the most rigorous and accurate, as well as the most conservative approach. Ambient listening should be much better than graded here.
I WOULD APPRECIATE A 5-STAR FEEDBACK IN ALL CATEGORIES. IF THERE IS ANY PROBLEM, PLEASE EMAIL ME BEFORE LEAVING FEEDBACK. I WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING. THANK YOU
GUIDELINES & DISCLOSURES
My Grading System is proprietary, thorough,under direct and bright daylight as well as diffused daylight, and multi-tiered very gradually, based oncondition characteristics carefully defined for each individual grade, in order to effectively allocate and describe the incredible variety and diversity of used records condition levels (please see below). It aims to give a complete picture of the condition of the records you bid on, so you may do so fully informed and with complete confidence. The grading is supplemented by a detailed and completely accurate description of each LP (disk and jacket) elaborating on each and every visible imperfection.
Please read the grading tier description corresponding to the Grade Level assigned to the LP you are interested in, for you maximum understanding and clarity on the specific record condition.
At this time I offer limited play-grading and/or if LP condition requires it, sincethe sheer volume of records auctioned here makes it impossible to listen to all of themin their entirety.
My records’ visual condition is guaranteed to be as described.In most cases the visual condition underdiffuseddaylight indicates reliably the way a record would play overall, given degree of vinyl and groove wear, quantity and nature of any marks, hairlines and scratches, and any other factors. Please keep in mind that unless a record is marked as SEALED or NEW, you would be bidding on a used item made of plastic. No one can guarantee that every second of a record will sound in a certain way. Usually surface, sleeve marks and hairlines do not affect play. Only the feelable-to-touch marks and deeper or wider marks and scratches do,but not always. At the same time I have noticed that at times an LP track that looks visually perfect would have some surface noise when played, which could be expected at times from any used record.
HEAT DAMAGE AND WARPING:
I carefully evaluate all my records for any heat damage. Please note that the records auctioned here will be marked as free of heat damage if they are not warped and the vinyl does not show any unusual patterns or discoloration caused by improper exposure to heat. If any LP does show any of the above signs of heat damage, it will be disclosed prominently in the description. I would only auction records with any heat damage signs if the record is a rare, collectible first pressing. As you may know, currently there are professional methods to fix LP vinyl warping!
HONOR AND INTEGRITY:
I operate from a deep sense of honesty, honor and integrity and trust that you do as well. I am kind, courteous, helpful and professional toward all my buyers, and I welcome the same kind of treatment from them. If we lose our honesty or integrity, we lose it all – in life as well as in business.
GRADING SYSTEM(tiers and description)
(Applied separately to vinyl diskandLP cover!)
NOTE:Idistinguish in descending order in each Grade Level between:
(LP marks NOT AFFECTING PLAY – Grades SEALED to NM): barely noticeable marks, pale surface marks, sleeve marks, wear marks, very thin hairlines, hairlines, longer marks,
(LP marks which MAY AFFECT PLAY – Grades EX to G): wider marks (may not affect play), deeper marks (may or may not affect play at all), feelable-to-touch marks (occasionally or likely affecting play), scratches (deep, feelable, long and/or wide – most likely affecting play)
NEW (Visually perfect, new, unplayed condition, and/or bought new but not sealed. Should play perfectly)
MINT (Used/preowned but in brilliant condition with no signs of wear. Should play perfectly or near perfectly)
M- (MINT overall, with one or two very minor/surface imperfections (barely noticeable marks, pale surface marks–not affecting play). Should play perfectly, near perfectly or very fine overall)
NM (M- super clean overall, with very few minor imperfections, plus one or two slightly more noticeable imperfections, like surface sleeve wear, thin hairlines, or short and very slightly feelable mark. Should play really well or great throughout, minus any minimal occasional occurrences of audio imperfection, due to visually undetectable or detectable minor imperfection)
EX (NM really clean overall, with occasional one or few imperfections and/or wear signs, some more noticeable or slightly feelable. Should play really satisfyingly overall)
STRONG VG+ (EX overall, with a little more wear signs, one or very few longer, deeper or slightly feelable marks. Should play pretty well overall, minus any areas of imperfection that may be audible, or occasional surface noise)
VG+ (STRONG VG+ overall, with more signs of wear, and more noticeable, longer, deeper, wider, and some feelable marks and/or one scratch. Should play well overall, with occasional or more sustained surface noise)
WEAK VG+ (VG+ but slightly magnified. Play will be affected in various ways)
VG (WEAK VG+ overall, with even more signs of wear or excessive wear, time passage, and much more, different and deeper marks and/or scratches, which would most likely affect play for the most part)
VG- or G (Weak VG. Mostly a reference copy of a rare record. Should not be expected to play satisfactorily)
1. Domestic United States: I offer Free Shipping forallsingle-LP domestic US purchases of over $50.00 in purchase value, with $2.00 shipping charge for each additional LP when mailed together. Purchases under $50.00 are $4.00 for shipping, with $1.50 for each additional LP mailed together. I use USPS Media Mail with tracking.
2. International shipping: I offer $4.00 discount onallsingle LP purchases of over USD 50.00, and those have to be insured per Ebay guidelines (with US Priority International). Additional LPs mailed together are shipped with a USD 3.00 additional shipping charge for each LP when mailed together. Please email me for specific rates to your country! Thank you.
United States Postal Service does not offer tracking or insurance on First Class International shipping rate.
All album purchases over $50.00, given their high value and extreme rarity, will be shipped with postal insurance to protect the albums against loss and damage.Ebay insists for sellers to provide insurance for valuable items,especially for international shipments.The insurance amount will be included in your shipping cost.
Forinternational buyersthe shipping method has to be at least United States Priority International or higher grade since First Class Internationaldoes not provide any insurance or tracking. Please ask me for a more precise quote, depending on how many albums you purchase and the total final value.
Returns or exchanges accepted withing 14 days of mailing date in the event that an LP shows verifiable imperfections beyond what is visible or described in the listing. Buyers are strongly encouraged to read each listing's description, as well as auction terms, carefully before bidding. Buyers would normally pay for the returned shipping unless other arrangements are needed or made. Forintentionalbuyers, it is much wiser for both buyer and seller for a partial credit to be applied, in case of a problem, instead of spending so much money to ship back acrossthe Ocean! Thank you.