Terms & Conditions
GRADING GUIDE FOR COLLECTIBLES & MUSIC
Music & Entertainment Equipment has been tested to the best of our ability but we cannot guarantee the sound and record quality for particular use you may using it for.
How We Grade
We use the Goldmine Standard for grading the condition of items listed
These standards have been expanded by our community of sellers to include definitions of CD specific
Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed. Should be used sparingly as a grade, if at all.
Near Mint (NM or M-)
A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect. The record should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling. An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits or other noticeable similar defects. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves and the like. Basically, an LP in near mint condition looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap. Near Mint is the highest price listed in all Goldmine price guides. Anything that exceeds this grade, in the opinion of both buyer and seller, is worth significantly more than the highest Goldmine book value.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
Generally worth 50% of the Near Mint value. A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK". The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. The center hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split. An LP cover may have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount. In general, if not for a couple things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint.
Very Good (VG)
Generally worth 25% of Near Mint value. Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound. Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.
Good (G), Good Plus (G+)
Generally worth 10-15% of the Near Mint value. Good does not mean Bad! A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a turntable and will play through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear (on a styrene record, the groove will be starting to turn white). A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object.
Poor (P), Fair (F)
Generally worth 0-5% of the Near Mint price. The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams and heavily marred by wear and writing. The LP cover barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully seam split, crinkled, and written upon.
Payment and Shipping Policies
We are available to answer questions Monday through Friday 9 – 3 p.m. Central Time. Please call or email us today!
Bidding & Terms of Sale:
All items are sold AS-IS, AS-DESCRIBED. Items are described to the best of our ability through pictures and written description. Items may have visible defects, imperfections, unseen faults, and wear due to use and age for which we do not take responsibility.
Contact us prior to purchase with questions or concerns.
All sales are final & non-refundable unless there was a notable description discrepancy that affects the items value. Any items returned without prior authorization will be considered donated and relisted.
FLAT RATE SHIPPING PER ORDER IS $10.00
Other items will have specific shipping rates.
There are certain times we can offer FREE SHIPPING, so be sure to check our current promotions.
COMING SOON...Pick up from our store.
Orders are shipped within 2 business days of receipt of payment, Mon-Fri, 9am -3pm Central Time (excluding Holidays).
All items are shipped with insurance.
We take extra care to ensure that your item is properly packaged and sent to the correct address. However, we cannot be responsible for lost or damaged shipments if insurance has not been purchased. We require insurance for shipments totaling $50 and over. For insurance (within the United States only) the following fees are included:
You may combine items to save on shipping as long as items are safe to ship in one box. Contact us prior to payment. Once paid for, the items cannot be combined. We reserve the right to deny combination of items when necessary (usually if the combined weight is over 20 Lbs.).
We accept PayPal, Visa and Master card Online. Payments must be made within 7 days, or items will be subject to automatic relist.
We DO NOT accept cash, money orders, or checks for online purchases.
We do accept local checks and cash for local purchase & pick ups.
If merchandise has been damaged during shipping, please contact us within 3 days. Photos of packaging and damaged item(s) will be required for refund approval. Do not return items damaged in shipment, doing so will void the shipping insurance provided with your item. You must keep the damaged item(s) and all original packaging materials for possible inspection by the carrier. Refund will NOT be given until the damage claim is fully processed by carrier. Functionality and reliability during prolonged use can not be verified.
RETURNS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED WITH PRIOR AUTHORIZATION
All items are sold AS IS and are non-refundable. The only exception is if there is a substantial discrepancy or distortion in the item description that effects the items value. Returns must be requested within five (14) business days of receipt and be approved by Arden Scott Collectibles. Shipping and Handling charges are non-refundable.
Thank you for shopping
~Arden Scott Collectibles~
Arden Scott Collectibles has been a collector for over twenty years, specializing in music and entertainment from the 1960's and 70's. All of our handpicked items are properly stored and taken care, and have a full inspection, and detailing, before purchased by our customers.
We represent our items to the best of our ability, but if you are ever unsatisfied, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (754) - 800 - 8593 and please, leave a message. Thank you!
*Disclaimer* Run outs described in the comments are to the best of our ability.
USA SHIPPING ONLY
FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100
(effective change 2/7/2017)
$25 OUTSIDE USA (1-2 RECORDS)
WE USE MEDIA RATE SHIPPING FOR ALL RECORDS....INSURANCE IS INCLUDED....
1 lbs = $2.73
2 lbs = $3.21
3 lbs = $3.69
4 lbs = $4.27
5 lbs = $4.67
10 lbs = $7.00
20 lbs = $12.20
70 lbs = $40.20
We include packing slips with all orders unless specified not to include.
OUTSIDE USA SHIPPING.....
1 - 2 LP's $25
2 - 10 LP's $75
10 - 20 LP's $150
20 + LP's $250 max (up to $1,000 value of LP's)
Includes Insurance and best possible packaging rates.
We also accept pre paid labels to our email email@example.com and will print and apply for you.
Message us to get a better estimate of cost of shipping outside USA. We will give you the closest we can to per pound of your order. We appreciate your business!
HANDLING FEE'S MAY VARY.
(5 to 10% per LP)
We professionally clean and test for skips before completing your order. This helps to pay our awesome techs!
CANCELING ORDERS AND REFUNDS
We may offer to cancel your order if your LP skips and you are no longer interested.
We print our shipping labels from PayPal with your confirmed address. Please send us a message if you have an alternative address to be shipped to prior to paying for your order.
If you would like a refund after your order is purchased and shipped, we charge a 50% restocking fee of your total paid order. We do not refund shipping costs. This helps us to make up loss time for having to re-list the LP and pay our pros' to clean and test your LPs. We carefully clean and test your LP before shipping unless specified not to. To avoid these from happening, please message us with respect and we will work with you to resolve the situation in a positive manner and avoid any fees at all possible.
PLEASE, let us know anything we can do to earn your business and positive feedback.
WE BELIEVE WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND...RIGHT ROUND LIKE A RECORD PLAYER.
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