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We use the US Postal Service to send our packages out.Media Mail ground shipping in the USA for 1 LP is $3.65Media Mail ground insured shipping for 1 LP in the USA is $5.00Additional records media mail are FREE.  Default USA LP shipping mode is media mail insured.45 RPM's are shipped in the USA with first class at $3.00 (add $1.35 for insurance).Priority delivery in USA is $5.90.  Additional LP's priority are $1.50 each.  USA customers may order up to 5 7" 45 RPM records at the standard priority shipping rate, then it is $.50 each additional.Priority insured delivery in the USA is $7.25Insurance is recommended in USA, we WE CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS ON NON INSURED PACKAGES (BOTH USA AND OUTSIDE USA)..Shipping To Canada and Mexico is $6 first LP + $3 each additional.Shipping to Europe is $12 for air mail or $6 surface one LP - $3 for each additional record.  Inquire for special rates on large package orders.Shipping to Pacific rim is $12 air mail or $6 surface one LP $3  for each additional.  Inquire for special rates on large package orders.  Default setting for shipping outside the USA is air letter post non insured. 



The following are terms used in Grading Records

Mint: A Mint Record should appear to have just left the manufacturer without any handling. It should appear perfect! No scratches, stains, writing or scuffs, on either the label or vinyl. A cover should appear to never have had a Record in it. Ring Wear (an imprint on the cover from the Record), frays, bends, seam splits, writing: none are allowed in this grade.

M-: Near Mint: A record that is otherwise Mint but has one or two inconsequential flaws that do not affect its play. Covers will still be close to perfect with only minor signs of wear or age evident.

VG++: Very Good Plus Plus: A record with more inconsequential flaws than a M- grade allows.   Imperfections can include light scuffs and faint surface scratches.  There should be no surface noise on a VG++ record.

VG+: Very Good Plus.May sometimes be referred to as Excellent. A VG+ record has been handled or played either infrequently or very carefully. The Record may have light paper scuffs from sliding it into or out of a paper sleeve. The vinyl may have lost some of its luster. A light scratch(es) that do not affect play would be acceptable in this grade.  Some light surface noise may be expected in a record with this grade.   On covers: some wear from storage is acceptable, especially light wear that does not overly affect the text or artwork.

VG: Very Good. A record Will exhibit visible signs of handling and playing. It will have a loss of vinyl luster, light surface scratches, groove wear, or spindle trails. A VG record looks like it will have some audible noise upon play, but any such noise should not overwhelm the music or ruin the listening experience. A VG cover will show visible signs of handling such as Ring Wear on Front and Back, some seam splitting, bent corners, or loss of Gloss to Photos and Artwork.

AbbreviationsThe following abbreviations are used in describing record condition.

cc = cut corner co = cut out coh = cut out hole cvr = cover dj = promotional disc jockey copy imp = import lbl = label LP = 12" 33 1/3 rpm long playing album mo = Mono or Monaural dnap = does not affect play ol = on label org = original promo = promotional copy quad = quadrophonic re = reissue sdtk = soundtrack se = stereo effect electronically produced 2nd pr = second pressing slt wrp = slight warp sm spt = seam split soc = sticker on cover sol = sticker on label sr = slight ring wear ss = still sealed st = stereo 10" = 10" 33 1/3 rpm album t&ts = title and timing strip (promotional dj toc = tape on cover tol = tape on label ts = taped seams wlp = white label promo woc = writing on cover wol = writing on label

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