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Grading and Terms

We often purchase rare records and memorabilia through the mail, and unfortunately have found that what arrives isn’t always what was described.

To prevent this from happening at Recordmecca, in addition to letter grading items, we provide an exacting description of everything on our site. We try only to offer items in excellent condition, but occasionally that “one of a kind” collectible will prove impossible to resist. In any case, though, the description will be very detailed.

For records, we use the UK grading system which includes the grade EX (excellent,) as it offers more detail than the standard “Goldmine” grading scale of M (mint), VG (very good) G (good.)
In addition to the standard letter grades of M, M-, EX+, EX, EX-, VG+, VG, VG-, we occasionally include parenthesis to indicate smaller variations. Records are graded cover/disc (ie, NM/M means a Near Mint cover and a Mint disc.)

While many dealers don’t mention slight imperfections, we feel strongly there should be no surprises when your order arrives. Should you ever be dissatisfied with anything you purchase from us, for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund. In addition, everything we sell is guaranteed authentic with no time limit.

And of course, we are always happy to answer any questions you have about specific items.