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Okay, but please be careful when making statements like

"Well, so far no one has recommended a reliable seller of used records (domestic or international) so it seems that your(Bare's) policy is the best policy"

To me, the above statement implies that other recommendations are wasted.

You are correct in assuming that the seller's feedback and description do not match what you received, and I can appreciate your disappointment. The description of "Excellent" is really VG+ condition, and that's when you have to start asking questions before you buy. That's when I ask about the scratches and if any of them might catch your fingernail when brushed in line with the grooves. I feel that the VG+ rating is the lowest rating that most sellers will use, as they probably feel that anything lower will negate a sale or decent price. As a result, that rating is heavily abused. As others have stated, in many cases you can count on receiving at least one rating below the rating advertised. That is why I try to stick with a minimum of NM.

In my experiences so far, Northern European sellers have been very good and better than many sellers from the US. So, don't give up yet. Use some of the recommendations in this thread and search the archives for eBay sales. This subject has been discussed many times in the past.

Good luck.


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