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Grading

GRADING SYSTEMS FOR OUR PRODUCTS

All items we sell have been carefully inspected, but of course something might slip by.
Below is a general guideline regarding "grading" of items. These are fairly broad guidelines. As a general rule, if there is a major imperfection in the item, we will state that in the description. If you have questions about an item, please contact us. We are happy to provide additional details. Our "grading" is very Conservative!

BOOKS

As New- Appears new or very nearly new. This may be an item that has never been "used/read" but could have some gentle "shelf" wear to item or packaging.

Fine-Very close to As New, but has a bit more shelf wear. Remainder books that have not been read will often be described as "fine" with a description of the remainder mark.

Very Good-Item will have been used/read, there will be some shelf wear to item or packaging.

Good-Item still has lots of enjoyment to offer but is definitely a used copy.

Fair- Items that have some value or worth even in this state. This may include books that need rebinding or other items that need repair. All noticeable flaws will be stated.

Poor-Generally used to describe a Dust Jakcet that is torn, missing pieces, etc.

Please Read: Books may have a price & date in pencil on the FFEP. Books are graded conservatively. Any Obvious flaw/imperfection will be noted but every scuff or scratch on the cover may not. "First Edition" will usually be stated for Hardcover books but not for paperbacks. Please inquire about the books if you need any additional information.
Some books may have their conditions described as "Good or Better". This indicates that we have multiple copies of the book available. We will always ship the best condition available. If you only want a copy in a certain condition  (i.e. Very Good) please email us and let us know.

COMICS

 

 

I USE OVERSTREET GRADING. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL GRADER. 

I TRY TO BE CONSERVATIVE & HONEST ON MY ASSESSMENTS.

I Will Use +(plus) Or - (minus) If Necessary 

Mint (M) Never touched by human hands-Ain't gonna happen

Near Mint (NM) Almost perfect, tight spine, flat and clean, minor defects of wear with close inspection

Very Fine (VF) A solid looking book with slight wear beginning to show; possibly a small wrinkle or crease at staples or where cover has been opened a few times, most of cover gloss retained, slight yellowing acceptable

Fine (FN) Tight cover with some wear but still relatively flat, stress lines around staples beginning to show, minor color flaking etc

Very Good (VG) Obviously a read copy with printing lustre and gloss almost gone, definite wear and minor markings but still a good reading copy

Good (G) An average used copy complete with both covers and no panels missing, soiled and markings possible

Fair (F) Very heavily read and soiled copy

VINYL

 

 

I USE GOLDMINE STANDARDS WITH THE ADDITION OF AN EXCELLENT GRADE
THERE IS JUST TOO BIG A DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN A VG+ & A NM ALBUM

MY GRADING IS DONE VISUALLY ON MOST LP'S
I WILL SPOT CHECK SOUND ON OBVIOUS AREAS OF CONCERN

My Gradings are Cover first, Vinyl Second

Mint  (M) A Perfect LP in all respects, never been touched by man-Ain't gonna happen

Sealed  I will state this if LP has never been opened-since it's never been opened the vinyl should be in NM condition although it may have cover creases, cut out holes etc.

Near Mint (NM) A near Perfect record, No obvious signs of wear, should look like an LP just opened from a record store.

Excellent (EX) LP was very well taken care of or had very little play. Very minor background noise, no major pops or tics. The cover will look almost new with high gloss but has a few minor blemishes, such as very minor ring wear or corner bunting. Cut corners/cut out holes acceptable.

Very Good+ (VG+) A nice used LP that has been taken care of by owner but has seen play. There may be some  background noise in soft passages, between songs and an occasional tic or pop. The cover will have some wear such as ring wear, discoloration, minor seam splits-this will still be a SOLID LISTENING COPY except maybe for AUDIOPHILES with High End Equipment.

Very Good (VG) LP has been played alot but still has some life to it. The cover will be worn or have a major defect like a tear or some seams will be split. If you don't mind some background noise this will still be an acceptable record.

All LPs should be in STEREO Mode unless stated-mono, quad etc.

 

CD's

 

 

 

New-Never been played

Used-Has been used by a previous owner but is still a good listening copy. May have wear on jewel case and inserts.

Collectibles


Items in this category will either be "New" or "As New" so a grading system won't be used. Any flaws, defects, etc. will be stated in the description.




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