Mint - The record is Unplayed, no surface wear, no lip wear, no spindle wear
Near Mint - The record has been sampled, or only played a few times, no visible wear to the record surface
Excellent Plus - A carefully used, clean looking record, still retaining its high gloss, paper/handling/storage marks are inaudible
Excellent - A used record that shows reasonable previous usage, small areas of light topical surface wear may be occasionally audible,
but the record, overall, plays like a higher grade record
Very Good/Very Good Plus - a record that shows visible degrees of prior usage, still a good player copy, full fidelity sound.
[pro quality cleaning methods are used to remove dust, fingerprints, microscopic foreign matter, and old age, from the vinyl we sell.]