Grading question

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Grading question

Post by ba33 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:41 am

I have an atlantic chris connor lp. One side has a deep scratch across all the songs. Wonder how that happened. Its otherwise vg. Would that make it g?

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RE: Grading question

Post by campp » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:04 pm

You need to play it to decide. Sometimes older pressings can take the abuse. And then the usual courtesy would be to call out the mark on that side.
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Post by ba33 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:19 pm

just wondet how that deep scratch across all the songs happened. was it done on purpose? its a shame on such an otherwise not bad looking lp.

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Post by hood1982 » Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:03 pm

I once found an orig. Bluenote at a goodwill.Cover was beautiful!!Then I pulled out the record! 8O
It looked like someone had used a pair of scissors and dug an x through the whole thing on one side.I guess they really hated that side!Heartbreaker :cry:
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Post by ba33 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 2:16 am

Thats what happens when records are goodwill....its hard to find an older one in decent shape. The covers usually trashed as is the vinyl.

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Post by hood1982 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:29 am

I hit about 900 dollars in sell value,nm jazz in that same pile.
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Post by hood1982 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:30 am

At least VG+ jazz, maybe not NM!
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Post by whirlingdisc » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:52 pm

I've never found it necessary to ascribe an "overall" condition to an LP; i.e. if one side is NM and the other side is VG, then as long as the flaws are pointed out, you've graded it accurately and no one can fault you on that. Same with a 45....I have sold many where the condition of one side is less than the condition of the other. I try to accurately grade each side (both visually and from a play perspective) and that, I think, is the key if trying to sell something.
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