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Vinyl Record Condition Chart For Grading Vinyl Records & CDs

Our items are professionally graded to the following standards as shown below. The sleeve is graded first and then the disc is graded second. These are the know as the grading codes.

For example, an item in

EX/EX condition would mean:   Sleeve Excellent/Disc Excellent.

We are very experienced and sell many items, problem free. In the main, most of the items we stock are in Excellent Condition.

Mint – M

Both record and cover are in perfect condition. There will be no surface marks on the vinyl. Any additional items such as a booklet, insert, lyric sheet or poster are in perfect mint condition.

Excellent – EX

The record shows light signs of play. The cover, packaging and additional items may have very slight wear.

Very Good Condition – VG

The record has been played regularly and has some visible surface marks, but no major deterioration in the quality of sound when played. Normal wear to cover, insert and additional items may be present. There are no major defects.

Good – G

The record has been played a lot and will have many mild surface scratches. There will be some noticeable deterioration to the sound quality. The cover, insert and additional items may have some folding, spine splits or scuffing to edges.

Fair – F

The record still plays through, but will have lots of scratches and very noticeable surface noise such as crackling. The cover may damaged, torn or stained. A record in fair condition is normally regarded as a collection-filler.

CDs and DVDs

All of our CDs and DVDs are checked to ensure that they play perfectly. Visually, they are graded in the same way as we grade our records.

* All of our CDs and DVDs come in Top Quality, Brand New, Scratch Free cases. The only exception to this is for ones that are in card cases or digipaks that are subject to the same wear as record covers.