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Reliable used record grading, seller recommendations




This recent purchased was graded thusly:

"EXCELLENT: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and / or creasing."

Needless to say, it sounds terrible. While the recording itself is very good, the condition of the record leaves so much to be desired. It looked quite good, but shouldn't used record sellers listen to what they sell?. The seller is in Europe, and although they offer a 14-day return, shipping it back will set me back more than twice the cost of the record itself, which was $16.00. I'm thinking a thorough cleaning might help, as the cleaning implements I have are pretty simple. But as the noise (hash) comes in regular intervals it seems to be caused by damage on the plane from center to edge, and this is just side one!

So I may have to accept it as a lesson learned, but I'm definitely not buying used without some recommendations of reliable sellers of used records. I'm not a collector nor do I have a large number of records, so what I buy I keep--even if it's a dud. Meanwhile, it's back to the Spotify version.



Edits: 06/03/17

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Topic - Reliable used record grading, seller recommendations - Tracy 16:26:07 06/03/17 (26)

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