THE IMPRESSIONS Ridin' High LP 1966 HMV PYE MONO 1st Press
This week I have a large amount of overstock of the UTMOST rarity! And there is some truly SUPERB items here! Of course - I will be doing my usual amount of auctions (all ending every Sunday as usual!) - but because I have a few extra items, I have decided to list the excess overstock as a Buy It Now! And these items I have decided to list as 'buy it now' listings for 4 very different reasons:-
1) Music I dont usually sell in my auctions:- Any type of music I dont usually sell in my auctions, I have decided to list as a buy it now.
2) Paper Goods:- there are a couple of items that arent records, though they are music related!
3) GENIUNE Overstock with NO reason (SUPERB items!):- Quite a few items were due to be auction listed, but as I geniunely have A LOT of overstock - I have decided to try and sell them quickly via buy it now! Some really REALLY Superb items here!
4) Low Gradings:- Some items have lower gradings (though ALL will be presentable and play through FINE - unless explicitly mentioned!), so please read through the descriptions carefully. That said even these will still be VERY presentable indeed (with only 1 or 2 exceptions), EXTREMELY RARE INDEED (otherwise I wouldnt bother to list them), be very VERY strictly graded, have VERY decent covers, and play through fine (NO skips & NO jumps etc - unless mentioned).
OFFERS :- Please note, I will NOT sell outside of ebay, NOR will I accept offers to sell offline. It is against ebay rules. However, even though these 'buy it now' items are priced VERY competitively indeed - I WILL still be including ebays 'Best Offer' function on every listing! So if you arent happy with the advertised price - why not send me a 'best offer' using ebays 'best offer' function? Be quick though - some of these are likely to sell VERY quickly indeed, as I am certainly NOT greedy with the 'buy it now' price!
So in short - there are some truly SPECTACULAR items on my buy it now listings, and definitely NO dross AT ALL!!!!
DETAILS ABOUT GRADING & BACKGROUND ON MY BUY IT NOW AUCTIONS (Please read!)
Obviously it is in both my interest and the buyers interest to grade CORRECTLY! So I grade EVERYTHING standing on a chair directly under a 150 watt bulb which reveals everything! Therefore if I grade a record 'VG' - it does NOT mean it is 'covered in scuffing and marks' - it will still be a VERY clean looking record indeed, and often barely played! For example - if I hold a record under light and see a lovely black sheen, but a few of the VERY lightest paper scuffs, and 2 or 3 VERY light lines - I will still ONLY grade the record VG+. So whilst you shouldnt expect MINT from my 'VG' records - you should still expect a VERY clean & bright looking record indeed! And even my records graded only 'Good' or Good+' will be VERY presentable playable examples indeed! And if I list a record in the condition most LPs seem to be in today (namely covered in general light scuffing - but still plays through absolutely fine with a few crackles & pops) - then I would ONLY grade this record Fair or even Poor+. So I am very VERY strict on grading indeed - and almost NEVER use an Excellent grading unless the record looks virtually 'factory fresh' under light! PLEASE ALSO NOTE - obviously as there are a lot of buy it nows being listed, I have had no time to play every groove on every record (that would be impossible!), so I have given a visual grading + play checked sound quality in snippets. However it is very VERY easy to spot any sounding marks under light, and these were checked to make sure they did not jump or stick. That said - some of the Buy It Nows I am listing look like they just came from the Factory and are in AMAZING condition, some are in Excellent or VG condition, and some have lower gradings (so please read everything carefully!). So basically right across the grading spectrum! So to summarise - if you buy one of my records, and expect the grade given you should be very pleasantly surprised indeed! And in the unlikely event of a problem, any purchase is also covered by a refund including postage.
I HAVE ALSO TRIED TO PRICE THESE RECORDS TO SELL - AND HAVE NOT SET THE 'BUY IT NOW' PRICE SLIGHTLY 'HIGH' HOPING THAT BEST OFFERS (USING THE EBAY 'BEST OFFER' FUNCTION) COME IN AT 'ABOUT THE RIGHT PRICE'.... I WANT TO GET THESE RECORDS SHIFTED QUICKLY! BE AWARE THOUGH - THAT SOME OF THESE ITEMS MAY WELL FLY OUT IMMEDIATELY AT THE 'BUY IT NOW' PRICE ALONE (AS THEY ARE PRICED UP VERY CHEAPLY INDEED IN COMPARISON WITH THEIR EXTREME RARITY!), SO YOU MAY WELL HAVE TO BE QUICK! IN SHORT - I HAVE TRIED TO GRADE VERY STRICTLY INDEED - AND PRICE THESE RECORDS TO GO!
So please buy with absolute confidence and take a look at this GREAT item on offer below:-
RARITY:- One of The Impressions RAREST most sought after LPs ever and almost never seen now! Sold VERY poorly on release in the UK and is consequently VERY hard to find indeed!
PRESSING:- 1ST PRESSING - 'RED/BLACK' HMV LABEL, 'PATENTS APPLIED FOR' ADVERTISING INNER SLEEVE, AND 'E.J.DAY' FLIPBACK LAMINATED MONO COVER!
ARTIST:- THE IMPRESSIONS
TITLE:- RIDIN' HIGH
CAT NUMBER:- CLP 3548
SIGNS OF PLAY:- BARELY ANY!
RECORD GRADING:- The record is very VERY strictly graded at VG(-) if not VG (Graded directly under a 150 watt bulb!) and is VERY bright & shiny looking indeed! And most I am certain would grade even higher still! It is in GREAT condition - with NO nasty concentric marks AT ALL, only a few VERY light hairlines, NO scufflines, only 1 lateral hairline type mark, and only a VERY few of the lightest paper scuffs only visible under light! The record plays with NO skips, only a few VERY light clicks (though mostly NONE!), NO jumps, NO sticks, barely ANY crackle AT ALL, and only some slight background sound on the run on grooves & gaps - NOT in the music AT ALL! Still a VERY decent record indeed, and very VERY strictly graded!
INNER:- ORIGINAL EX
DEFECTS OUTSIDE OF THE GRADE GIVEN:- N/ADont forget to take a look at all my other items including many other TOP LPs & 45s and contact me with any queries you may have. Postal discounts for multiple buys are always available - and I guarantee to ALWAYS undercharge on postage! Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cheques, International Money Orders, and Postal Orders accepted. Thanks for looking! Cheers!!!!!
Though there are rarely ever any problems with my items (I always try my very best to describe everything exactly!) - PLEASE REMEMBER to contact with me FIRST, if you have any problems at all, before you leave feedback and star ratings, so I get a chance to turn any negative experience into a positive one! I can always happily sort anything out for you, if you let me know you have a problem! This way no one has to leave Negative/Neutral feedback - and we both walk away happy! Please do NOT bid if you cannot give me at least 1 chance to sort everything out to your FULL satisfaction in the unlikely event of a problem. Thanks again - Graham @ XXXRecords.PLEASE NOTE - Private feedback bidders must consult me first prior to bidding - due to previous problems regarding non-payment, and non-receipt. MY POSTAGE UNDERCHARGE GUARANTEE TO ALL BUYERS (I always undercharge on postage!):- Due to UK Royal Mail's obscene price increases this year - I have had no choice but to increase postage charges a little. Until this year - I had kept them exactly the same since I joined ebay back in 2002. However this years price increases have been so obscene, that I have had no choice but to increase my postage charges for the first time ever. However PLEASE NOTE - my absolute 100% guarantee to you as a buyer - is that I will ALWAYS undercharge postage on everything I send out. Even after the increases, I am still charging you the buyer LESS than I am being charged myself. On each package I send out - the price is clearly stated on the front of the package (please check it when you recieve it!). I also do NOT charge for packaging costs - ONLY for postal costs! And should you find that I have overcharged you postage in ANY way - I will refund DOUBLE the difference. THAT IS MY 100% POSTAL GUARANTEE FOR EACH AND EVERY BUYER! No buyer EVER deserves to be overcharged on postage - and on my listings, I'll make sure they are ALWAYS undercharged. Any questions - please ask!