(Our records are graded as per Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide.)
Mint: The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
Near Mint (NM or M-): A nearly perfect record. A NM- record has more than likely never been played, and the vinyl will play perfectly, with no imperfections during playback.
Excellent: The record shows some sign of having been played, but there is very little lessening of sound quality Very clean, only a few light marks if any at all. Plays perfect.. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
Very Good: The record has obviously been played, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch, great for DJ. Normal wear or tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
Good: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration etc.
b/w: Backed With
WL: Writing On Label
DJ: Demo Copy
SS: Still Sealed
PS: Picture Sleeve
LT: Label Tear
STR: Sticker Mark
h2O: Water Label Stain Or Damage
NEP: Does Not Effect Play