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Grading Systems

An explanation of the grading systems we use on this website to help you know the condition of the products we are selling.

Record Grading

Grade Definition
Mint Perfect, flawless. Legitimate sellers seldom use this grade. When a record is truly Mint, it deserves (and receives) a large premium over other grades
M- or NM (Mint Minus or Near Mint) Usually the highest grade. Records from the 1950s & 60s in this condition are truly rare. The record should show no obvious signs of wear
VG+  (Very Good Plus) Starting to show signs of wear. May have minor surface marks/scratches. Cover may have slightly worn Corners/edges or have a slight seam split.
VG  (Very Good) Still ok condition, but more wear than VG+. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound, Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK"
VG- (Very Good Minus) Generally not collectible condition, unless it’s a super rare record. Most dealers avoid records in this shape or below. A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object. The record will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear 
G  (Good) Lots of wear, but still playable. The most confusing grade! Good really does not mean good. It is actually quite poor condition. The LP cover barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully seam split, crinkled, and written upon

DVD / Bluray / Game - Grading

Grade Definition
New Brand new and sealed
Like-New Like new, wont be sealed but the disc should be perfect and the case should be near perfect
Very-Good Still great condition the disc and case may have some general light wear or a few light scratches
Good The disc will have some scratches or marks but the disc will still play without any problems. The case may be cracked or damaged.

 

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