Very Good Plus (VG+)
A Very Good Plus record will show some signs
that it was played and otherwise handled by a
previous owner who took good care of it.
Record surfaces may show some signs of wear
and may have slight scuffs or very light
scratches that don't affect one's listening
experiences. Slight warps that do not affect
the sound are "OK".
The label may have some ring wear or
discoloration, but it should be barely
noticeable. The center hole will not have been
misshapen by repeated play.
Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have
some slight wear, lightly turned up corners,
or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have
slight signs of wear also and may be marred by
a cut-out hole, indentation or corner
indicating it was taken out of print and sold
at a discount.
In general, if not for a couple things wrong
with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the
most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very
Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good (VG)
Many of the
defects found in a VG+ record will be more
pronounced in a VG disc. 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 otherwise.
Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as
with light scratches (deep enough to feel with
a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape
or stickers (or their residue) attached. The
same will be true of picture sleeves or LP
covers. However, it will not have all of these
problems at the same time, only two or three
Goldmine price guides with more than one price
will list Very Good as the lowest price. This,
not the Near Mint price, should be your guide
when determining how much a record is worth,
as that is the price a dealer will normally
pay you for a Near Mint record.
Good Plus (G+)
Good does not
mean Bad! A record in Good or Good Plus
condition can be put onto a turntable and will
play through without skipping. But it will
have significant surface noise and scratches
and visible groove wear (on a styrene record,
the groove will be starting to turn white).
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.
It is a common item, you'll probably find
another copy in better shape eventually. Pass
it up. But, if it's something you have been
seeking for years, and the price is right, get
it...but keep looking to upgrade.
make your payment within 2 days of the first
item you purchase by auction or buy it now.
On the 3rd day, a Non-Paying Bidder notice
will be filed with Ebay. On the 5th day, an
Unpaid strike will be given to you from Ebay.
The majority of our customers pay very
promptly, and for this, we thank you! We do
combine all purchases, if you are unable to
combine them, please send us an email and we
will do that for you. Sometimes Ebay's combine
shipping is not accurate, and we will fix that
We do our best
to ship same or next day. All items under 15
oz are shipped First Class. Once it leaves our
store, step by step tracking is not available
for First Class. USPS provides a # that will
let you know we shipped it, and will let us
know when it was delivered to you. All
items with a combine weight over 15oz will
ship Priority mail. This mailing does have a
tracking # that you will be able to follow the
make returns within 7 days.
write on the package RETURN along with
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item in exchange. Some items sell out of
size or color and may not be available.
You may also ask for a refund for the
purchase price of the item.
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