I grade each disc visually as well as audibly, and provide unaltered audio clips for your convenience.
I use the Goldmine grading system:
M (flawless, like new - very few discs merit this high grade)
M- (close to perfect, with only the most insignificant visible flaws and no audible degradation)
VG+ (a well cared-for disc that shows very minor wear and tear, a 'keeper' copy for most collectors)
VG (an average 'as-found' copy; some background noise that does not overwhelm the music)
VG- (a sizable amount of scuffs and scratches, noise level higher but music still dominates)
G+ (disc is very worn but plays without skips; a low-end filler copy
G (very poor shape - G records will never be offered)
Clips from the actual disc on offer are recorded on a Technics direct-drive turntable with a Shure M-95ED cartridge, with no filtering or enhancement whatsoever, into a TEAC standalone CD burner. The discs have been recorded in stereo, and will sound even better on a mono system.
I accept Paypal only, with payment due within seven days of the close of the auction.
My goal is complete customer satisfaction, so please bid with confidence. If you have any questions, please contact me. If you are not completely satisfied, I offer a full refund for discs returned within seven days of receipt.
I ship in new, commercial grade, 200 pound edge-crush-test cardboard 45 rpm shipping boxes, with cardboard spacers on each side of the disc for additional protection. All records have been carefully cleaned by hand, and are enclosed in a new poly sleeve.
Shipping rates within the U.S. are $3.00 for one 45 via USPS First-Class Mail with delivery confirmation. Additional discs are free.U.S. orders above $250 will be sent USPS Priority with insurance, which costs $8.
Overseas shipping via airmail is $6.50 for one 45 and $1 for each additional disc.International orders above $250 will require USPS Priority airmail with signature confirmation, which costs $18.50. For guaranteed rapid delivery, I also offer Global Express at a cost of $38 (rates have recently risen). Please wait for my invoice before paying.
Packages will be mailed within 48 hours of receipt of payment.