We sell music on vinyl records from the 1950s through 1990s in most styles.
We have been selling on the internet since 1997 and by mail order since 1990. Our service has been found to be exemplary. Check out our feedback profile at ebay under the user name mel-mem.
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Melodies And Memories|
Connecticut, United States
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Feedback: 99.2% positive (252 ratings)
Fill Rate: 95%
Time To Ship: 1.6 days
Response Time: 0.3 days (7.2 hrs)
Seller Since: January 2004 (14.2 years)
Inventory: 8,863 items (3 days ago)
We have been selling on the internet since 1997 and by mail order since 1990. Our service has been found to be exemplary. We accept returns when the buyer has had a problem with their order, and has gotten pre approval for the return. We gladly give shipping discounts on multiple record orders. Note: when shipping in the USA, if you use media mail, each record will ship FREE after payment of the shipping on the first record. Orders outside the USA - each additinal record will ship for only $5 ($3 Canada and Mexico) after payment of the full shipping amount of the first record. Grading
FOR VINYL RECORDS: We use standard grading practices from Goldmine (see below for full description), and grade first the cover, then the vinyl record. If there is only one grade then it is for the vinyl only (in most cases only one grade means the item is a 12" single in a generic non picture sleeve).
Part One: Used Record Grading
The following are terms used in Grading Records
Mint: A Mint Record should appear to have just left the manufacturer without any handling. It should appear perfect! No scratches, stains, writing or scuffs, on either the label or vinyl. A cover should appear to never have had a Record in it. Ring Wear (an imprint on the cover from the Record), frays, bends, seam splits, writing: none are allowed in this grade.
M-: Near Mint: A record that is otherwise Mint but has one or two inconsequential flaws that do not affect its play. Covers will still be close to perfect with only minor signs of wear or age evident.
VG++: Very Good Plus Plus: A record with more inconsequential flaws than a M- grade allows, but is in better condition than VG+.
VG+: Very Good Plus. May sometimes be referred to as Excellent. A VG+ record has been handled or played either infrequently or very carefully. The Record may have light paper scuffs from sliding it into or out of a paper sleeve. The vinyl may have lost some of its luster. A light scratch(es) that do not affect play would be acceptable in this grade. On covers: some wear from storage is acceptable, especially light wear that does not overly affect the text or artwork.
VG: Very Good. A record Will exhibit visible signs of handling and playing. It will have a loss of vinyl luster, light surface scratches, groove wear, or spindle trails. A VG record looks like it will have some audible noise upon play, but any such noise should not overwhelm the music or ruin the listening experience. A VG cover will show visible signs of handling such as Ring Wear on Front and Back, some seam splitting, bent corners, or loss of Gloss to Photos and Artwork.
Note: I will not offer for sale any record in condition worse than VG.
Part 2: Abbreviations
The following abbreviations are used in describing record condition.
cc = cut corner
co = cut out
coh = cut out hole
cvr = cover
dj = promotional disc jockey copy
imp = import
lbl = label
LP = 12" 33 1/3 rpm long playing album
mo = Mono or Monaural
dnap = does not affect play
ol = on label
org = original
promo = promotional copy
quad = quadrophonic
re = reissue
sdtk = soundtrack
se = stereo effect electronically produced
2nd pr = second pressing
slt wrp = slight warp
sm spt = seam split
soc = sticker on cover
sol = sticker on label
sr = slight ring wear
ss = still sealed
st = stereo
10" = 10" 33 1/3 rpm album
t&ts = title and timing strip (promotional dj
toc = tape on cover
tol = tape on label
ts = taped seams
wlp = white label promo
woc = writing on cover
wol = writing on label
SS Still Sealed, new/unplayed
M- Mint-, opened but near perfect.
VG++ Very Good Plus, close to like new with only superficial signs of use that dont affect play.
VG+ or Very Good+, a used but reasonable copy
VG OR Very Good, significant wear and marks
NOTE ON CDS: WE SELL CDS IN USED JEWEL CASES. WE WILL NOT GRADE JEWEL CASES SO YOU MAY ASSUME THEM TO BE WORN AND USED. OUR GRADE IN THE COVER SECTION WILL COVER THE INTERIOR PAPER INSERTS (most of which will be vg+ OR LIGHTLY WORN. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING CD GRADINGS, PLEASE WRITE US BEFOR MAKING AN ORDER. Payment
Payment Methods Accepted
PayPal, Cash (US only (registered mail recommended), Personal Check (US only (registered mail recommended), Certified Check (US funds only drawn on a US Bank), Postal Money Order (US funds only + International Money Order), Returns
Items returnable: write (email) for permission and terms.