All records and CDs are graded using a system based on the Record Collector
system with a few amendments.
Covers are graded first, then the record or CD.
MINT : Brand new with no marks or deterioration in sound
quality. Cover and any extras are in perfect condition.
EX+: Between EX and MINT
EX: The record shows signs of being played but there is
no significant loss in sound quality. The cover and packaging may have slight
wear or a tiny crease.
VG+: Between VG and EX.
VG: The record has clearly been played a number of times
and may have surface marks or slight scratches but there is no major deterioration
in sound quality. Normal wear and tear with cover and any extras, including
creases but no tears or suchlike.
GOOD+: Between GOOD and VG.
GOOD: The record has clearly been played a lot and the
sound quality has deteriorated noticeably and may have a scratch or distortion
of sound. The cover and accessories may have folds, scuffing, spine splits
or small tears or discolouring.
FAIR+: Between FAIR and GOOD.
FAIR: The record is still playable but has a lot of surface
noise and may jump in one or two places. The cover may be torn, stained or
defaced with writing.
POOR: The record will have a number of scratches, bad surface
noise and may be considered almost unplayable. The cover and any other bits
may be badly damaged or missing.