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WE OFFER quality, collectible records spanning all genres and eras: Classic Rock, Vintage Jazz, Sweet Soul, Premium Classical Recordings, Hard-to-find Ethnic Specialties, Rare 45s & 78s and much more. Discounted shipping for combined purchases.
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Record Grading System:
ALL RECORDS are Visually Graded only. Visual Grading is determined as follows:
MINT CONDITION (M): Truly "As New", as it was when it left the factory. No scratches, scuffs, flaws, defects, marks or other indications of being handled or played. Records that are Still Sealed in their original factory wrapping are considered to be in this category. (Please Note: Many records prior to the early-mid 1960s were NOT wrapped by the factory when new; so Still New, Mint, Unplayed items from before that time can be without wrapping.)
NEAR MINT (NM): Vinyl is virtually flawless, very bright and shiny, still no scuffs or scratches. May have been played, though very sparingly. The disc will play with no audible noise. The label is bright, clean and unmarked.
EXCELLENT (EXC): May have 1-4 very minor, barely visible scuffs (such as from brushing of a fingernail or contact with the inner sleeve), possibly a hairline scratch or two; nothing that is obvious or would be expected to affect play. Vinyl is bright and shiny, label is clean and unmarked.
VERY GOOD (VG): Some visible surface wear, such as minor scratches or scuffs. Vinyl will still have good luster. Labels may have minor imperfections (small stickers or initials, etc.) but otherwise clean.
GOOD (G): Vinyl will have noticeable scratches or scuffs that would likely cause minor surface noise but do not overpower the music. There will be no skips. Vinyl may appear slightly dull and grayish. Labels may have small tears, tape marks, larger writing, etc., but still easily legible. There may be minor wear at the spindle hole.
FAIR (F): Well-played, dull, grayish vinyl with deeper scratches and wear causing distracting surface noise (hisses, pops, cracks, etc.). The record will still play through without any skips. Labels may be defaced or damaged.
ALBUM COVER ("JACKET") GRADES:
MINT CONDITION (M): Absolutely flawless; no corner dings, marks, tears, dents, fading, discoloration, impressions from the disc, or other flaws.
NEAR MINT (NM): Very minor signs of wear or a slight hint of cover impressions; none that interfere with the integrity of the Artwork.
EXCELLENT (EXC): Minor disc impression ("ring wear"), or slight corner creases. No wrinkles, puckers, seam splits or writing on the cover. Artwork is clean and unworn and there is no ink wear.
VERY GOOD (VG): Cover is clean but may have minor writing or marks and may show slight wear. There may be just the start of ring wear, where the disc has created a raised area on the cover that resulted in the ink wearing off the paper. There may be slight discoloration or staining, minor seam wear, but no splits or tears. Corners may have small creases, mild fraying or light bumps.
GOOD (G): Covers are worn and used. Seams may be starting to split or may have been unobtrusively repaired with clear tape. There is moderate ring wear, but the artwork is still attractive. There may be yellowing or discoloration and there may be larger writing, labels, or marks. Corners may have damage or creases and there may be scratches or gouges that otherwise damage the artwork.
FAIR (F): Several (but not all) of the following flaws will apply: Seam splits, large marker writing, major seam splits, significant ring wear, damaged corners, tears, cuts, gouges, masking or other tape seam repairs, or other flaws and damage.
SHIPPING CHARGES are based on the actual weight of the items plus packaging. Orders are shipped within 1-2 business days (Mon-Fri) after payment is received. Shipping is by United States Postal Service (USPS), unless otherwise noted.
Approximate shipping rates are as follows, your total may vary slightly depending on your location:
LPs & Single 78s: Media Mail: 1-2 items = $3.00 + $1.00 each additional.
Priority Mail: 1 item = $9.00 + $2.00 each additional.
45 RPM (7"): Media Mail: 1-4 items = $2.50 + $.25 each additional.
Priority Mail: 1-4 items = $6.00 + $.75 each additional.
LPs & Single 78s: First Class: 1 item = $7.00 + $3.00 each additional.
Priority: 1 item = $25.00 + $3.00 each additional.
45 RPM (7"): First Class: 1 item = $3.75 + $.75 each additional.
Priority: 1-4 items = $25.00 + $2.00 each additional.
LPs & Single 78s: First Class: 1 item = $13.00 + $5.00 each additional.
Priority: 1 item = $37.00 + $5.00 each additional.
45 RPM (7"): First Class: 1 item = $7.00 + $2.00 each additional.
Priority: 1-4 items = $34.00 + $2.00 each additional.
For Mixed Orders (LPs+45s, 78s+LPs, multiple Box Sets, etc.), or for very large orders, let us know when you have made all selections and we will send you an invoice with the lowest possible discounted shipping rate. International & Canada shipments weighing 4 pounds or more (usually 4 or more LPs), are required to use Priority Mail International. To include tracking &/or insurance on Canada & International shipments we must also use Priority.
PACKAGING: We pack ALL items very securely for super-safe delivery. All LPs and 45s are placed in a new protective plastic sleeve and sandwiched between extra stiff cardboard inserts for added protection. We use the strongest custom-fitted record mailer boxes available. 78 RPM Records are sandwiched between multiple layers of stiff cardboard and shipped in deeper boxes with a cushion of packing peanuts.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS, Please Note: We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer's responsibility, where they apply. Please do not confuse them for additional shipping charges. Check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying. These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up. On rare occasions, international Customs offices can impose slight delays on the release/delivery of your package.
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