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All our records are inspected under a bright fluorescent light and play tested if we have any doubts. We do not list any vinyl in less than Very Good (VG) condition, with 99.9% rated at Very Good Plus (VG+) or better. 
Mint (M)                                         Only records still factory sealed are rated Mint
Near Mint (NM)                             No noticeable scratches, scuffs or spindle marks. Record will be still glossy and look                                                        pretty much brand new.
Very Good Plus (VG+)                   Will have a few light scratches, scuffs or spindle marks. Record will be very clean
                                                       and play quietly.
Very Good (VG)                             Will have several scratches, scuffs, swirl marks or spindle marks. Record will
                                                       play through with light background noise in quieter spots. 
No records in less than Very Good condition are listed.
Mint (M)                                         Still factory sealed
Near Mint (NM)                             Will look pretty much like the day it was opened. Many are still in the original
                                                       shrink wrap.
Very Good Plus (VG+)                   Light surface and/or edge wear. May have small (less than 3"), disclosed seam
                                                       splits. May be neatly clear taped which will also be disclosed.
Very Good (VG)                            Moderate surface and/or edge wear. May have larger disclosed seam
                                                       splits. May be neatly clear taped which will also be disclosed. 
All records are re cleaned and reinspected prior to shipment. If there is an undisclosed problem, you will be contacted immediately. All records will be shipped USPS Media Mail unless otherwise requested.  Shipment will usually be made
3-4 business days from received payment.
LPs are carefully packaged in sturdy boxes manufactured specifically for record shipment, are individually wrapped in tissue paper and the package then wrapped in newspaper. Larger international shipments (over four lbs) will be shipped in USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate boxes. 
45s are packaged in sturdy bubble lined envelopes. Larger orders are boxed.