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PLEASE NOTE: Orders $100 or more will only be shipped overseas by Priority Mail We will require return to us of any item in which a defect is claimed before we process a refund. We will fill all customs forms out with the purchase price. We will not mark such forms as a gift. Track listings are available from numerous sources on the Internet - we do not provide track listings.
SHIPPING: Recent Postal rate increases have dictated higher shipping cost. Shipping for a single record including 7": US is approximately $5.00 for media mail and $10.25 for Priority Mail. International shipping is approximately $22.50 for Overseas First Class Mail ($15.25 First Class Mail to Canada). Multi-record sets or multi-disc orders will be calculated based on the total weight of the order. All records are shipped outside of their sleeves in new LP mailers with stiffeners and bubble wrap. The additional packing material results in additional cost in the postal rate of all shipments but assures your order arrives safely.
OVERSEAS BUYERS/MULTI-RECORD SETS AND ORDERS: Please wait for our invoice before paying so that we may calculate the correct shipping. The correct overseas shipping may not be available at checkout until we have prepared the invoice
NOTICE REGARDING OVERSEAS SHIPPING: We normally ship uninsured. All overseas orders of $100 or more will only be shipped by Priority Mail - NO EXCEPTIONS. Additional charges will apply which may not be reflected in shipping calculations. Please email us if you desire to know the additional cost prior to purchasing. If this is not acceptable to you, please do not purchase the item. We will not ship to Brazil or the Russian Federation except by Priority Mail. Any exceptions will be at our sole discretion. We are required by United States law to declare the value of all merchandise that is being shipped overseas. Please do not ask us to mark the item as a "gift" or at a reduced amount. All customs forms will be filled out at the purchase value. We are not responsible for any local taxes that may be collected.
TAXES: Kansas Buyers will be charged 9.1% Sales Tax on their purchase. All records are guaranteed to be as stated. We will refund the purchase price and original postage (but not return postage) if the item is not as described. Sealed items which have been opened by the buyer will only be refunded at 1/2 the purchase price upon return. All returns must be made within 7 days of receipt. Due to possible exposure to magnetic fields during shipping, we cannot guarantee the performance of reel to reel tapes. Vinyl Renaissance is one of the pre-eminent rare record dealers in the World.
Our Grading Standards: All Records are visually inspected and cleaned before being available for sale. We may listen to specific areas to determine the effect of the physical condition. Please remember that all visual grading is an opinion of what a record will sound like based upon its appearance. Our grading is based on or extensive experience in classical records and reflects higher standards than the standard Goldmine grading.
SEALED (abbreviated as "SS") A sealed record is one that has never been opened and is still sealed in its original shrink-wrap or other out protective packaging. A description of any tears in the shrink or wear under the shrink-wrap will be provided.
NEAR MINT (abbreviated as "NM") A Near Mint record will have no visible defects when inspected under direct bright light. It will play as new. A Near Mint cover will look as new.
EXCELLENT (abbreviated as "EX") An Excellent record has been handled and played either infrequently or very carefully. There may be very slight signs of play wear or very light surface marks that may cause brief intermittent background ticks. These are outstanding records that would be Near Mint under many seller's grading. The cover will have all seams and corners intact but may have very light ring or edge wear. A new looking cover with a drill hole would rate an Excellent.
VERY GOOD PLUS (abbreviated as "VG+") A Very Good Plus record will display some signs of handling and playing, a few light surface scratches (none deep or feel-able) and spindle trails. A VG+ record may have some very brief surface noise at background levels. VG+ covers may have either partial seam splits or more observable ring or edge wear, inconsequential stamps, names etc that maybe placed on the back of the cover.
50's LPs Customers should appreciate the inherent quality issues of early 50's pressings. Some highly desirable performances were released by labels whose pressing qualities were at best, second rate. We have a number of older LP's that are graded at Excellent, even though they show little or no play wear, but through general aging they are no longer Near Mint. Also, many older LP's were stored in paper sleeves that leached lignin causing an acid reaction from storage in their original paper sleeves. We refer to this effect as paper contact stains - "PCS." Sometimes this reaction has been so severe as to "etch" the vinyl and create noticeable background noise. The nature of the chemical reaction that occurs is such that it can cause wide variations in surface noise, that in turn can vary from system to system. Our visual grading tries to take into account the probable effect of PCS on a record's sound. Any variations from these standards will be described in the listing. On those occasions when we feel the importance or rarity of the record justifies its consideration we may list a VG record but its defects will be fully explained.
CLEANING: All records are cleaned prior to shipment by either Nitty-Gritty or our custom record cleaning Feel free to contact us regarding this listing, or our purchase of collections. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog