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HOW DO YOU GRADE LP ALBUMS?
HOW DO YOU GRADE 45 RECORDS?
DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONAL ORDERS?
WHAT SHIPPING METHODS DO YOU USE?


HOW DO YOU GRADE LP ALBUMS?
LP GRADING: MINT: No scuffs, scratches, blotches, stains, labels, writing, tears or splits. Covers appear to have never had a record in it; no ring-wear, dog-eared corners, writing or seam splits. NEAR MINT (NM):Record that has one or two tiny, inconsequential flaws such as light paper scuffs from sliding in and out of sleeves that do not affect the play. Cover is close to perfect with minor signs of wear or age. EXCELLENT (EX ): Record has been handled and played either infrequently or very carefully. Vinyl may have lost some but not all original luster or have a slight scratch that doesn't affect play. Vinyl may have lost some but not all original luster or have a slight scratch that doesn't affect play. Covers may have some wear from storage which does not affect the beauty of the artwork. VERY GOOD (VG): Displays visible signs of handling and playing such as loss of vinyl luster, light surface scratches, groove wear and spindle trails. A VG record may look like it will have some audible surface noise when it is played, although any such noise should not overwhelm the music or ruin the listening experience. Covers may have a combination of two of the following: Some ring wear, seam splits, bent corners, loss of gloss on the photo, stains, etc. GOOD (G): The Record is well played, with any number of defects such as complete loss of surface sheen, aggravating surface noise, etc. Covers have seen considerable handling and displays the obvious physical signs such a ring wear on the front and back, some seam splitting, corners may be dog eared to a light degree, some writing ie. owner's name somewhere.

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HOW DO YOU GRADE 45 RECORDS?
MINT: No scuffs, scratches, blotches, stains, labels, writing, tears or splits. NEAR MINT (NM): Record that has one or two tiny, inconsequential flaws such as light paper scuffs from sliding in and out of sleeves that do not affect the play. EXCELLENT (EX ): Record has been handled and played either infrequently or very carefully. Vinyl may have lost some but not all original luster or have a slight scratch that doesn't affect play. VERY GOOD (VG): Displays visible signs of handling and playing such as loss of vinyl luster, light surface scratches, groove wear and spindle trails. A VG record may look like it will have some audible surface noise when it is played, although any such noise should not overwhelm the music or ruin the listening experience. GOOD (G): The Record is well played, with any number of defects such as complete loss of surface sheen, aggravating surface noise, etc.

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DO YOU SHIP INTERNATIONAL ORDERS?
We will gladly ship anywhere in the world. US & Canadian shipping rates are listed with item. All other countries please send email for rates.

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WHAT SHIPPING METHODS DO YOU USE?
US RECORDS: All records are shipped Media Mail. If you require a different form of shipping please send me email: nonsport2@aol.com US NONSPORT CARDS: All cards weighing 13 oz. or less are shipped USPS 1st Class Mail. All cards weighing over 13 oz. are shipped Parcel Post. Rates are as quoted in listing. If you require a different form of shipping please send me email: nonsport2@aol.com INTERNATIONAL: All records are shipped USPS 1st Class Mail. Cards are shipped Global Priority Mail (GPM) if we deem it safe to ship the item in a GPM envelope. All other cards are shipped USPS 1st Class Mail or USPS Parcel Post (depending on weight.) If insurance is required (combined orders $25.00 and over) will be shipped either Registered (if total is under $46.00) or USPS Parcel Post (if over $46.00)

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