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RE: Okay, but please be careful when making statements like

This has served me well:

* Never purchase from sellers that "play grade" records w/ no visual grade, they are usually covering for a record that visually grades lower and will be, $ wise, worthless in the future.

* Never purchased records claimed to be "shiny"

* Don't assume lots of positive feedback means anything.. On eb*y some sellers will sell crap and then refund when they are called on it. Also many of the new newbies don't know the difference and would leave positive feedback for a turd.

* Watch out for the grade Ex or Excellent when it is used with NM...it means that grading methods are being mixed (Osborne/Goldmine mixed w/ the Record Collector magazine grading?). I like to see NM, then we all know what we are taking about

* Don't assume because you are buying on a BB like AA or especially AK that everyone shares your grading values. People have different angles on grading besides all the "Hey Brother" bs being thrown around...lots of self-serving grading going on. Had a "brother" actually try to blatantly rip me off on a Box set..

* Only buy records graded as NM, NM- or VG++ unless under special circumstances.

* Buy from sellers who directly state their grading is based on Osborne or Goldmine grading standards.

* Count on cleaning all records even if they are generally clean...Records often improve with a proper wet cleaning!

Hope this helps!


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