|ss still factory sealed |
New means that album is new and unplayed -in Germany album have been sold by industry quite a few years without factory sealing -so dont be confused if you get an album described as new without this.Sometimes I grade cover only mint and record new due to the sands of time.You know after 30 or 40 years in my archive an album cover can deteriorate even when record is new.
m Mint real mint ,that means this record/cover optically looks new and I think it has never been on a record player- - no scuffs ,scratches..at all.
m- near new
Has been played, but is still flawless and with no damage whatsoever..
The majority of records (worth selling) fall under the following grade:
vg Very Good Vinyl: May crackle, pop or make other annoying noises,
but only occasionally,never continuously, and not more loudly than the
music being listened to.Its a record worth to be collected
good -still quite good and if its a 30 or 40 years old record what more can you usually hope for..
f fair- lousy but if its a really really rare record and the price is right.. think about it to complete you collection if you like the cover but don`t play the record
w worn : we don`t sell worn records
Cover: Normal used cover wear ring wear and split seams.
If there is abnormal damage such as tears or markings,
but the seller still feels that it qualifies as a "VG",
the damage must be described in comments attached to the item.
If the above policy leaves any doubts, please refer to GEMM's generally accepted Grading Standard