We offer a selection of well preserved, preloved records. All records are cleaned and will be shipped to you in protective boxes making sure they arrive in the same state that we shipped them in!
Used records are graded using the Goldmine standard:
Vinyl: A record that is in perfect condition and has never been played.
Cover: A cover that is in perfect condition and has no signs of wear or damage.
Near Mint (NM or M-)
Vinyl: A record that appears to have never been played or has been played very few times. There should be no visible signs of wear or damage on the vinyl.
Cover: A cover that shows minimal signs of wear and is almost perfect. There may be slight creases or dings, but they should be barely noticeable.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
Vinyl:A record that has been played but is still in excellent condition. There may be some light surface marks or signs of handling, but they should not affect the sound quality.
Cover: Cover may be marred by a cut-out hole. Sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a slight seam split.
Very Good (VG)
Vinyl: This has obviously been played. A record with light scratches that will affect the sound. Surface noise will be evident upon playing, but will not overpower the music otherwise.
Cover: Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them
Good (G), Good Plus (G+)
Vinyl:A record that has been heavily played and may skip or repeat. There may be noticeable noise or distortion on the recording.
Cover: Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.
Poor (P), Fair (F)
Vinyl: The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating.
Vinyl: A cover that is barely holding together and may be completely torn or missing pieces.
At Jottem we don't sell records below VG online. If you find one in our crates on a market, the record will be priced accordingly!