All our pre-owned records are visually inspected before being sold. Please see the grading guide for your reference.
Format: Sleeve grade/Vinyl grade/Pressing
For sealed/brand new records, all are presumed to be in Mint/Near Mint condition.
BEAR’S DEN RECORDS vinyl grading guide:
Still Sealed / brand new. Certainly
never been played. Vinyl presumed
Near Mint (NM)
A nearly perfect record. The vinyl and
sleeve should show no obvious signs of
Sleeve: Has almost no visible defects.
Vinyl: Has only been played a few times.
Very light marks where the vinyl has
been in and out of the inner sleeve a
few times, or tiny signs of use generally.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
Sleeve: May have light signs of
handling, minor bent corners, small
tears at the joints of the jacket, etc.
Vinyl: Will show some signs that it was
played but has been carefully handled.
There may be rubbing when taking out
the record, marks on the surface, small
scratches, slight stains, etc., but it does
not affect playback.
Very Good (VG)
Sleeve: Sleeve/label may have
writing, tape or stickers (or their
residue) attached. However, it will not
have all of these problems at the same
Vinyl: Noticeable groove wear and light
scratches (deep enough to feel with a
fingernail). Faint noise may be heard in
the intro, fades, and during quiet
passages, but it doesn't overpower
Good Plus (G+)
Sleeve: Sleeve may have seam splits,
writing, ring wear, or other defects will
Vinyl: Can play without skipping.
Significant scratches, surface noise, and
groove wear. No complaints due to
Sleeve: Similar condition with G+ grade
but more pronounced. Sleeve may have
seam splits, writing, ring wear, or other
defects will be present.
Vinyl: There is no guarantee that it will
play through without issues. Significant
scratches, surface noise, and groove
wear. No complaints due to condition.
Sleeve: The sleeve barely keeps the LP
inside it. Inner sleeves are fully split,
crinkled, and written upon.
Vinyl: Record skips, repeats and may be
badly warped. Record won't play
through without skipping or repeating.
No complaints due to condition. Non-
Sleeve: Sleeve is water damaged, split
on all three seams and heavily marred
by wear and writing.
Vinyl: Record is cracked, badly warped,
and won't play through without
skipping or repeating. No complaints
due to condition. Non-returnable. We
usually don't sell records with this
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