All used records are vigorously graded to our high standards and guaranteed to play. However, the buyer should be aware that our used records have been previously enjoyed and are not sealed unless stated! They may come with minor imperfections to the sleeve or cover. If there are any significant cosmetic issues with the album cover, such as a punch hole or cut-out corner, it will be noted below in the description. The condition of the vinyl itself will be graded either Near Mint (NM), Very Good + (VG+), Very Good (VG), Good (G) or Fair (F). Click Here for our grading criteria.
Exchanges will be honoured at our discretion within 30 days of purchase in-person only with receipt.
Never been played as it is still sealed.
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. We won't give a grade higher than this implying that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Defects should be more of a cosmetic nature, not affecting the actual playback as a whole. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK".
Very Good (VG)
Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
A record in Good condition can be played through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise, scratches, and visible groove wear. While the record will be playable without skipping, noticeable surface noise and "ticks" will almost certainly accompany the playback.
The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating.