All pre-owned records are graded using the Goldmine Standard - familiar to those who use Discogs - and, to avoid contention, we grade VERY conservatively. This means that a piece of vinyl graded as VG+ by us could by many sellers actually grade at NM.
You will notice that products are labelled with two codes; for example NM/VG+. The first code is the grading of the media; the actual record itself, and the second code is the condition of the sleeve. So in this example, the vinyl itself is in Near Mint condition and the sleeve is Very Good+
A brief summary of the gradings are as follows:
Mint (M): A perfect record – brand new and still sealed; certainly never played.
Near Mint (NM): A nearly perfect record, more than likely unplayed with no signs of wear.
Very Good+ (VG+): Will show some signs of use and shelf-wear but has generally been well looked after and has little to no loss in sound quality.
Very Good (VG): A record clearly played many times that may have slight loss of sound quality in parts or some surface noise and marks.
Good/Good+ (G/G+): Record can play through without skipping but will have significant surface noise or scratches. The cover may have split seams, ring wear or other defects.
All product images of our pre-owned records that you see on our site are genuine photos of the exact product that you are buying.
Every second-hand record we sell will have been professionally cleaned and spot-played to give the most accurate grading possible.
Once a record has had the once-over, it is stored in a sealed, dust-free environment until sold.
We are always looking to buy unwanted collections, so if you have a job lot that you want shifted, hit the button below to send us some details.
We are based in the West Midlands but can travel for viewings to almost any UK mainland address for the right collection.
To help ensure we're not wasting your time, we are particularly interested in:
Indie & shoegaze from 80's, 90's, 00's,
Rock & grunge from 80's, 90's,
Alternative, psychedelic & experimental,
Punk rock from late 70's/early 80's,
Metal from 70's onwards,
Dance from 90's onwards,
Electronic from 70's onwards,