| Abreviations |
|NM / Near Mint || Record is like new, possibly unplayed with no marks or background noise. Cover is like new and will be in shrink most of the times. May have a small cut-out. |
|E (or Ex) / Excellent || Record is near perfect apart from the odd non-audible surface mark. Will play perfect. |
Cover will be close to perfect with only very lightly used corners or seams but no wear, a cut out, drill hole or punch hole.
|VG+ || Record will have been played a few times, will have some light sleeve marks, but no deep scratches. Record will play close to perfect with minimal surface noise. Still in a very collectible shape. |
Cover will have normal wear, possibly a cut-out or cut corner and still look very nice.
|VG || Record will have many surface marks but no deep scratches and will still play very nicely although not perfectly. |
Cover may have strong ring wear, split seams, or writing; all defects will be listed in the item description.