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New (M)
Brand new. Products that we purchase from manufacturers and distributors.
Like New (M-)
Completely new, unplayed item. This is generally given to items that are in factory sealed/new condition but were acquired second-hand. We rarely use this grading.
Excellent (EX)
A record that is close to perfect. This generally describes an item that may have been played/handled several times but is in close to new condition.
There are virtually no signs of handling on the cover/obi and no visible defects. This is the highest grading generally given to second-hand items.

Please check the listing for available accessories and item photo. If there are issues of note, they will be described in the listing.
For example: "Jacket corner bend", retail price tag, cutout, writing, sticker, etc.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
A second-hand item that has been carefully handled. Defects are naturally formed during handling and there is no problem related to playback.

Disc: There may be rubbing when taking out the record, marks on the surface, small scratches, slight stains, warpage, etc., but it does not affect playback.
Label: Spindle rubbing, thin circular marks (ring wear) may be seen, but are not readily noticeable.
Cover: Light signs of handling, bent corners, small tears at the joints of the jacket, etc.
Acceptable (VG)
A used item demonstrating the defects found in a VG+ record, but more pronounced.
Faint noise may be heard in the intro, fades, and during quiet passages, but it doesn't overpower music.
Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time.
Bad (VG-)
This item is in poor condition. it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine.
Tape, writing, ring wear, or other defects will be present. There is no guarantee that it will play through.
Items purchased in this condition are non-returnable.
Very Bad (G)
Items that are even worse than "bad". There is no guarantee of playback quality.
No complaints due to condition. Non-returnable.
Junk (Fair)
The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating.
The picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams and heavily marred by wear and writing. The LP cover barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully split, crinkled, and written upon.
No complaints due to condition. Non-returnable.
Junk (Poor)
The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams and heavily marred by wear and writing.
The LP cover barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully split, crinkled, and written upon.
No complaints due to condition. Non-returnable.