Records grading scale
At plytowisko.pl we attach great importance to the proper description of the condition of the records. Remember that when buying discs over the Internet, it is not possible to listen to and check the quality of a given medium. Therefore, we use a modified system of evaluating discs according to Goldmine standard. Please read the following description how to determine the condition of a disc before placing any advertisement on plytowisko.pl, the golden rule is that if you have any doubts about the condition of a disc, give it a lower level (e.g. instead of EX give VG), it guarantees that the buyer will not feel cheated.
This category is reserved for new media packed in foil. Opening a disc or cassette even without listening to it qualifies it for NM quality.
Near Mint (NM)
An almost perfect disc is most likely never played back. An NM vinyl disc will play perfectly, without any imperfections. Moreover, it should not show any visible signs of wear. The cover should have no creases, folds, tears in seams, cut holes or other similar defects. The same should apply to all additional content such as posters, text cards, etc.
Almost perfect, it could be reproduced but bears no signs of wear.
A packaging close to perfect can only have the slightest sign of wear and tear.
Almost perfect, it could be reproduced but bears no signs of wear. The tape is free of wear and damage.
The EX board has some signs of wear, but you can see that the owner took care of it. Defects, if any, are only cosmetic, do not affect the sound quality. The surface of the board may have slight abrasions or very light scratches that do not affect the listening experience. Minor deviations that do not affect the sound are acceptable. The cover may have some signs of wear and tear and a "ring" reflection of the disc may be visible. Earmolds and additional materials will have little wear, slightly curled corners, etc. Generally speaking, if it wasn't for a few minor imperfections, it would be near the NM state.
A few minor abrasions/scratches. The packaging bears slight signs of wear such as dents.
The tape has been very well protected and may have slight traces of wear. It should move cleanly with minimal noise.
Very Good (VG)
The defects allowed in EX will be more evident in the VG. Surface noises will be heard while playing, especially during the breaks between tracks and at the beginning and end of a track, but they do not interfere with listening. The wear of the disc itself begins to be noticeable and occurs in the form of slight scratches (deep enough to be felt by the nail) that will affect the sound. Labels may contain notes or have tape, stickers (or their residues) attached. The same applies to inserts and additional materials. However, not all of these problems will occur simultaneously.
Quite a few light abrasions/scratches, or a few more-pronounced scratches. The cover bears more signs of wear, dirt or dents than the VG+. It may have a slight fading, a small tear/ tear, or be a bit of a show-off.
The packaging may bear stronger signs of wear and tear than VG+, including discolouration of the plastic. There may be hissing or noises, but not strong enough to interfere with listening.
Good (G), Good Plus (G+)
A disc in Good or Good Plus condition must not jump during playback, however, it will have audible surface noise and crackling and numerous scratches on the surface. The cover will have tears in the seams and bear numerous traces of wear and tear such as tape residue, ring writing, etc.
There are a lot of abrasions/scratches. However, the game is played and played without any problems.
Packaging has worn out well visible dents, fading, tears, additionally I can see notes or some markings made by the previous owner.
Packaging, with pronounced dents, fading and/or writing, more likely a more pronounced tear/ tear than for VG class. The tape will be heavily worn on the coating. Felt pad may be missing. The tape may have small creases, but must not be broken.
The record is cracked, heavily warped and will not play without jumping and repeating. The package is damaged by water, torn at all three seams and heavily worn
The disc may not play some or all of the songs. A very worn-out package contains subtitles, tears, fading and watermarks.
Torn, heavily stained packaging with numerous damages or partial deficiencies. Similarly, the belt will be heavily damaged, faded, wrinkled, missing screws or teeth on the rollers, discolouration and other serious wear and tear.