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Vinyl Revelations Music Store

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 We are one of the last remaining UK Independent Records shops based in Luton, Bedfordshire, U.K. We're a family-owned business with strong values of customer care selling mainly 2nd hand vinyl. We stock a mixture of popular big selling records to specialised rare vinyl & sell every style of music.

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Grading Vinyl

We don't have time to play the thousands of records that we list but all our records are visually graded by 1 person to maintain consistency.  Well you wouldn't expect a bookshop owner to have read every book he sells - same principle applies!

Whilst most of our customers agree with our grades, we realise it is a subjective issue and opinions occasionally differ.  When differences occur we will do our best to resolve any differences in opinion.

Mint (M)

Appears new & unplayed.

Sleeve appears perfect and is possibly still sealed.

 

Near Mint (NM)

A nearly perfect record. Vinyl has only been played a few times and has a few very light scratches but there is no deterioration in sound quality.

Sleeve will have only the minor of creases.

 

Excellent (EX)


An Excellent record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces will show some signs of wear and have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experiences. The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable.

Sleeve will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split. In general, if not for a couple things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find an Excellent record highly acceptable.

Very Good Plus (VG+)


A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played but has been well cared for by a previous owner. Record surfaces will show some signs of wear and 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.

Sleeve will have some wear but will not be spoiled by writing or sticker damage.

Very Good (VG)


Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG record. 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.

Sleeves may have creases, small tears/seam splits and may be marred by writing and sticker damage.

Good Plus (G+)


A record in Good Plus condition will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear.  Labels may be torn, marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached.

Sleeve may have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm it. 

PLEASE BE WARNED! If you buy a record in this condition it is going to be a risk. Some will play better than they look whilst others may play worse than you expect.

Good (G)


A record in Good condition will have been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated. May crackle, pop or make other annoying sounds.  Labels may be torn, marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached.  It's possible that the record won't play through without skipping or repeating. 

Sleeve may be water damaged, split on all three seams, heavily marred by wear and writing or other defects which will start to overwhelm it. . 

PLEASE BE WARNED! If you buy a record in this condition it is going to be a risk.  Some will play better than they look whilst others may play worse than you expect.