SS/MINT -Perfect! This record looks like it has just left the manufacturer. It looks as though it had never been handled. We also do not listen vinyls in MINT condition
NM-A nearly perfect record. It should play without any noise over the flaw. The flaw is very hard to see.
EX-The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality.
VG-The record has obviously been played many times. Despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional scratches displays no major deterioration in sound quality.
G-The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated. Can be displays considerable surface noise. However a Good record still play.
F-We do not sell vinyl in that conditions. Vinyl is not suitable for listening.
SS/MINT-Cover new in foil.
NM-Very minor signs of wear. Cover is as close to perfection as possible.
EX-Minor vinyl impression or slight corner creases. General minor wear.
VG-Cover shows slight defects like wrinkles, small seamsplits or writings. Signs of use at corners and edges. But still looks good.
G-Can be considerable damage. Cover might be torn, painted, or otherweise damaged, but can still be used.
THE PROS AND CONS OF GRADATION AND DETAILED EVALUATIONS
The symbols (+) or (-) are used to indicate precise condition somewhere inbetween the above categories.
If the vinyl has 2 evaluations (for example ex and vg) means that the condition of the entire vinyl varies between these evaluations.
CONDITION MINT/NEAR MINT
Vinyl in condition MINT/NEAR MINT can be played. NEAR MINT condition is given conservatively.