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The item is new and in perfect condition. Appears unplayed. No surface marks on the record and the sound quality is perfect.
The cover and inserts are in perfect condition.
The item has been used/played but it is in a fine condition. The sound quality is perfect or very close to perfect. Perhaps a few very light surface hair-line marks but no surface noise (needle scratch).
The cover may show signs of having been used but it is still very close to perfect.
You can see that the item has been used. The record looks fine and the sound quality is perfect or very close to perfect. Perhaps a few surface marks.
The cover/booklet etc. may show slight wear. There may be other deterioration of the cover - or the label; e.g. writing on cover or label.
Very good+ (vg+)
A FEW light scratches and/or scuffs creating occasional audible background noise. No major deterioration in the sound quality.
The cover shows wear. E.g. shelf wear or slightly worn edges, slight brush marks, scuffs, ring wear. No seam splits. No tear. If that is so, it should be stated in the advertisement.
Very good (vg)
The item has been played many times. Several marks but no deep. Occasional scratch or/and (fire in the wood) (crackling). No major deterioration in the sound quality.
Wear and tear on the cover/inserts.
Very good- (vg-)
The item looks worn. Record plays o.k. but sounds scratchy. Perhaps deep scratches. No jump. If that is so, it should be stated in the advertisement.
The term (good) is used a great deal internationally by sellers of second-hand records. But (good) is not so good, in fact:
The record has been played so much that it has deteriorated the sound quality: scratches, (fire in the wood) and perhaps distortion. Overplayed, worn out vinyl.
The cover has been folded, for example it is dog-eared, has scuff marks, is discoloured, etc.
Mint or New
The CD and inserts are in perfect condition. Appears unplayed.
Mint- (m-) or Near mint (NM)
The CD and inserts are used but very close to be in perfect condition with only the faintest marks that can only be viewed under strong light.
You can see that the item has been used. The CD looks fine and will play perfectly well. There will be no major fault to the inserts. Maybe some sleight creasing or marks from the jewel case.
Very good+ (vg+)
A FEW light scratches to the CD. The inserts will be in excellent condition. I do not normally sell CDs in this condition unless they have been play tested. I do not want to waste expensive postage.
|dnap||Do not affect play.|
|tocf||Tear on front cover.|
|tocb||Tear on back cover|
|tol||Tear on record label|
|woc||Writing on cover|
|wol||Writing on record label|