STAN GETZ QUARTET - Vol. 1 10" LP on Royal Roost (1950) VG++
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RECORD GRADE: VG++, the record retains almost all of its original gloss, some surface marks
COVER GRADE: VG+, moderate wear, back of jacket is blank
LABELS: Green and silver
TracklistA1 Sweetie Pie
A3 Hershey Bar
A4 Gone With The Wind
B1 Tootsie Roll
B2 Strike Up The Band
B4 For Stompers Only
MY GRADING SYSTEMS: I’ve been told that I grade conservatively. My NM (near mint) is my highest grade for opened records (which would also include unplayed records). It’s a 9 or 10 on a 1-10 scale. M- would be equivalent to an 8; VG++ to a 7; VG+ to a 6; VG to a 5; VG- to a 4; G to a 3; F to a 2 and P to a 1. The same scale applies when I grade covers (jackets). Significant defects are specifically noted and taken into consideration in the grade.
- GRADING is based on the following criteria
- Sealed = store stock new
- Near Mint = like new or near new with only one or two small insignificant defects, a 9 or better on a 1-10 scale
- Near Mint Minus (or NM-) = very nice. Would be Near Mint, except for a couple of light hairlines or scuffs, which do not affect play
- VG++ = still a very nice record with all or nearly all of its original gloss but may have a few more light, surface marks, hairlines, needle tracks or the like which should not materially effect play
- VG+ = a nice, but used record that may have a series of light scuffs or scratches. It probably plays with a few pops, but has no serious problems.
- VG = a well-used record that still should sound OK when played, but may have moderate surface noise, pops, etc.
- VG- = a well-worn record that plays through without skipping, but will do until a better copy comes along.
- Good = not actually good at all but probably will play through but with much in the way of surface noise, pops, crackles, etc. Still, will have no cracks, chips or the like
- Fair = you’re getting this record just to own but not to play
- Poor = the sky’s the limit, generally I will discard a record this bad (and sell the cover, jacket or sleeve alone) unless the label holds some particular interest
VISUAL GRADING: All records are visually graded only unless I state that they are play-graded. Some major labels were pressed on better quality vinyl and will sound better than a record which visually appears the same on "budget" labels which were pressed on lower quality vinyl. Recording techniques also varied. The sound on live albums may be far inferior to studio recordings. There may also be defects in the pressing which are invisible. The point is that an album on a high quality label that was visually graded VG+ may sound better than an album on a budget label that was visually graded Mint- or even Near Mint. Please refer to my return policy, below. But please don’t be shocked if a record visually graded Near Mint doesn’t sound state of the art. If I base my grade on a PLAY GRADE, I will state this specifically in my grading section.
COVERS: There are really too many possible defects regarding covers to be as specific in my definitions as I had been with my record grades. But please keep in mind these general grading guidelines:
- I will give greater weight to the condition of the front cover than back cover when assigning an overall grade
- No cover with a cut out hole or saw mark will be graded Near Mint even if it is still in factory shrink and there is no other wear
- I will not reduce the grade of a cover for stickers which are glued to the jacket by the record company (eg. Contains the hit song Expressway to Your Heart); but will reduce the grade for stickers glued on the cover by stores, previous owners, etc.
- If I write that a cover has a bb hole, I’m talking about a small cut out hole
- A saw mark is a narrow cut in the perimeter of the cover, could be anywhere and vary in length from 1/2” to 2” at the most.
- The overall grade takes into consideration any stated defects. For example, if I grade a cover VG+ and then state it has 6” top and bottom seam splits - I’ve already reduced the grade because of the seam splits. If the seams weren’t split, the cover would be graded higher such as VG++ or Mint-.
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- Combined shipping discounts given for all purchases made within 5 days of first winning bid or buy it now. If you are still bidding when you receive my invoice, please let me know and wait for combined invoice.
DOMESTIC SHIPPING WITHIN THE UNITED STATES: Due to increase in postage rates, I have sometimes been losing money on shipping as I send all records in sturdy professional Bags Unlimited mailers with one or more fillers. Therefore, I am now using the eBay postage calculator to determine postage. This will also result in a more equitable charge for priority mail shipments. Instead of a flat fee, those who live in the southeast and mid-east will reap the benefit of reduced priority mail rates. All domestic shipments include tracking. For purchases over $250, a signature confirmation is required.
DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: COMBINED SHIPPING - Save money when I mail 2 or more records in the same package. Please wait until I send you an invoice or request an invoice when combining two or more records or cd's in one shipment -prior to making payment.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: Overseas customers are invited to bid. As with U.S. shipments, I will use eBay's postage calculator for all overseas shipments. Postage to Canada is substantially less than to other countries and eBay's postage calculator will quote the postage for first class international for any overseas country. (Surface mail is no longer available for overseas, this service from the U.S. ended over 5 years ago). Priority Mail International is available - rates are substantially higher than first class international and will be quoted for each purchase if buyer requests this service. I require this service for purchases over $100 because it is much faster and provides A TRACKING NUMBER. (I do not ship registered which also provides tracking, about the same price as Express International but delivery is very slow) Generally, PRIORITY International costs $55 for 1 album and there is no additional charge for additional albums up to 4. For purchases over $250, a signature confirmation is also required. I am sorry but the increased risks and costs must be passed on to the international buyer. On the bright side of things, Priority Mail International will get you the package faster and it is safer. Please wait until I send you an invoice or request an invoice when combining two or more records in one shipment -prior to making payment.
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My return policy: . You may return an item if it's not in the condition described. You may not return items if you decide you don't like the music. I will return the base price of the item unless I make an error in shipment such as sending you the wrong record or cd. In that case, you will be reimbursed for the cost of the item and shipping both ways. In addition, the item must be returned in its original condition , i.e. the way it was shipped when it left my hands. While a very high percentage of my records arrive safe and sound (I use professional mailers and a filler or two, more for 78’s), they occasionally are damaged in transit. If that happens, I won’t accept the return of the record or other item.
Sealed Records: After a sealed record is paid for, I will gladly open it before mailing to make sure that the record is new & unplayed. If the record is not, I will give a full refund. Even though it is easy to spot most resealed records from the 50's and 60's [I will mention that in the desription if it looks like a possibility], not all records from the 70's & 80's are quite as obvious. Please ask for any details about the seal of a particular record & I will be happy to answer.