ATTENTION international bidders!
Please understand that altering the final price of online purchases to avoid customs fees is illegal. Every order is processed digitally, the shipping label affixed to the package will show the exact cost of the item. I am an honest seller and cannot alter the amount, so please do not ask me to do so.RECORD packaging & shipping!
I provide ample padding in each package to prevent shifting during the shipping process. I also use industry-standard shipping boxes which are specifically designed for shipping records. Records are shipped outside their sleeves (if a sleeve is included) & covers to prevent damage during transit.
RECENT POLICY CHANGES:
• USPS INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING FEES HAVE INCREASED SIGNIFICANTLY as of Feb. 2016 •
• If payment is not received within 4 days without hearing from the buyer, an unpaid item case will be filed •
• Records ship outside covers in sleeves, sealed records will not be opened to ship! •
• All international orders will show the final sale price on the label •
• No items will be "marked as a gift", falsifying a sale price is illegal - please do not ask •
• The final bid does not include import taxes or shipping fees •
Goldmine Standard Grading:
SS / NM- / VG++ / VG+ / VG / G+ / G / P
I grade conservatively. For more details concerning grades, please see my scale below the record description.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND A FINAL BID DOES NOT COVER YOUR IMPORT FEES!
I don't have a complete import fee list, all buyers must do their own research specific to their country. The total amount must be paid before the buyer can receive the record. I have absolutely no control over fees, your country is to blame! Please read all of this listing's details below before bidding.
Please read further for more details.
This is a conservative grade.
Vinyl description:Still sealed!
I can vouch for this record being epic for the funk genre. I've owned and sold a copy of this one before (check on Popsike). That opened copy was very nice but not sealed. Back in 2013, my opened copy sold for $406. This one is sealed... new old stock copy here, nearly impossible to find.
Cover / Sleeve grade:
This is a conservative grade.
Cover / Sleeve description:The cover is in nice shape. Does show very light signs of handling but nothing more than you see in the pictures. Album is nice and flat. Stored properly (vertical) in a collection. No splits. To judge for yourself, please see the pics on the right for exactly what the album looks like.
I WILL NOT open the record as it would ruin the mega-rare sealed state of this funk gem so please do not ask.
Please see my feedback to rest assured of my strict grading standards and secure shipping practices.
The record will ship bubble wrapped, cardboard padded, packed and marked FRAGILE as all my records ship. Opened records always ship outside inner sleeves, everything inside a poly bag if necessary. Sealed records will NOT be opened as it ruins their value unless the album is common. In any case, all records ride inside outer poly-sleeves. Please see my feedback to rest assured I take pride in my shipping practices.
Please inspect the pictures well for something I may have missed mentioning. I've enjoyed the record while I've owned it, its time to let it go to make room for more acquisitions. I try to be conservative when grading, I hope my description was sufficient.
Thanks for looking!
P.S. If you have a problem with a record you purchase, please contact me through eBay's message system and I'll help you right away. I do the very best I can to properly describe every record I sell and take record collecting very seriously.
Please understand that altering the final price of online purchases to avoid customs fees is illegal. Every order is processed digitally, the shipping label affixed to the package will show the exact cost of the item. I am an honest seller and cannot alter the amount, so please do not ask me to do so.
All records are packaged with care and shipped outside their sleeves and covers, encased in bubble wrap, padded with cardboard when necessary, boxed in record boxes, marked fragile and taped well, double at the corners. All orders are processed digitally to avoid shipping errors. Each buyer's physical address listed with PayPal and eBay will be automatically added to the label then printed and taped to the box. Delivery confirmation is free inside the US. International orders will have the complete order information including buyer name, record name, weight, final price and customs number clearly printed. Final value prices cannot and will not be altered for customs' sake, that practice is illegal and I will not mark any package as a gift or attempt to alter a final price. Please see the shipping details in the listing for the service being used. Buyer can contact me at any time to discuss further shipping arrangements.
Goldmine Grading Details
SS = Still Sealed
any defects will be listed and/or photographed to complete the description
NM- = Near Mint Minus
just short of perfect - acceptable defects would include a hairline mark not detectable to the touch and not affecting playback, background noise is nearly silent
VG++ = Very Good Plus Plus
most records I will list fall under this grade, just short of NM- but may have a mark or contact wear to the label to grade it slightly lower, maybe a drill hole or saw cut, maybe a mark or name written on the label lightly, sound is still great, loud and near perfect, cover may have slight edge or corner wear, maybe slight ring wear
VG+ = Very Good Plus
a great record, sound is high quality though may have a few pops or clicks, overall very nice looking vinyl possibly with light marks & scuffs, labels may have a name or mark on them, possible light contact wear to the label, covers may have a small split but not large or gaping, edge wear on cover may show more than slight, may be a mark on cover
VG = Very Good
only records I will list with this grade would be rather rare or of higher book value, meant to sell as a filler until a better record comes along, vinyl may have feel-able marks but should play through without skipping, pops or clicks may be louder than usual, may have marks or wear on the label, cover may have open splits, wear on print, may have marks or other very apparent defects (all will be stated in description either by type or in the pictures)
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