The vinyl and labels are graded: NEAR MINT
The cover is graded: EXCELLENT
I think a picture is worth a thousand words, and is quicker to create, however if you need any further information, or another picture of some detail just email me and I’ll do what I can to help. THE ITEM IN THE PHOTOGRAPH IS THE ITEM YOU ARE BIDDING FOR.
ALL ITEMS ARE VISUALLY GRADED UNDER STRONG LIGHT HOWEVER, VERY OCCASIONALLY SOMETHING MAY BE MISSED OR NOT IMMEDIATELY APPARENT and well, Kakapos are only human, so all items come with a Flying Kakapo "100% happy or your cash back" promise:
"All items have a no quibble guarantee, we only want happy customers, so if you are in any way unhappy with your purchase you may return it within seven days of receipt requesting a refund. Our only proviso is that you contact us first and let us resolve the problem, so please do not leave negative feedback in a fit of pique, apart from that, we trust you, as we know you are a wonderful human being, and any disreputable behaviour is beneath you."
ALL UK POSTAGE IS NOW FREE!
PLEASE NOTE POSTAGE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD INCLUDING EUROPE REMAINS THE SAME AS STATED BELOW.
European postage is £5.00
ROW postage is £9.00
All records are shipped in custom mailers with board stiffeners, records are removed from sleeve.
Additional 95p for Recorded Delivery
Special Delivery - please ask for quote
EUROPE: Standard Air Mail
12" / LP
£5.00 1st 12"/LP - £2.00 each subsequent 12/LP" (up to 3 items)
REGISTERED AIRMAIL, PLEASE ADD £4.95
Rest of the World, please ask for a quote for multiple items
All items posted within 3 working days of payment * ( SAT & SUN excluded ) from UK address, if not delivered within 7 / 10 days, please contact me (any claim for non delivery must be made within 1 month of the order date).
We prefer Paypal, but will take personal cheques (drawn on a UK personal account) and postal orders. We do wait until funds have cleared before posting goods.
All our gradings are to record collector specification, (guide is below for your convenience if you are unfamiliar with it)
Record Collector Magazine's Grading Guide:
"MINT: The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Records advertised as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
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.
VERY GOOD: The record has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
GOOD: The record has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discolouration, etc.
FAIR: The record is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump. The cover and contents will be torn, stained and / or defaced.
POOR: The record will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
BAD: The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection filler."
As well as the above grades, Near Mint is often used as well; this is really for a record that appears new but is known to have been played because the label has light spindle marks or because it has come from a previous owner and is assumed to have been played by them. For records which appear to fall between the accepted grades, + and - are also often added to the grading.