The growing bin is surely not amazon, but i treat and pay my employes badly as well. (i just got this email from Amazon telling me they treat 'em right, but I don't believe it) Unfortunately i'm my only employee. That's why things sometimes move a bit slowly here! Especially when new GBR releases are out ...
Thanks for your patience!
I'm experiencing occasional troubles with orders by lovely folks whose shipping address in their paypal account is not up to date. Too bad since I'm generally SHIPPING TO THE PAYPAL ADDRESS ONLY (see TERMS) unless you are communicating a different shipping address by LEAVING A NOTE with the order. So please UPDATE your paypal account before ordering or LEAVE A NOTE during ordering process.
This will avoid troubles for both of us - thanks a lot!!
If you are not living in Germany, please check your address once again before hitting the order button.
That saves me asking you for more money via email...
PS. at the moment i'm shipping tuesdays and fridays.
records are shipped to the address given with the paypal payment.
so please update your paypal address!
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHOSE YOUR COUNTRY IN THE CHECK-OUT.
Funny people from all over the world have chosen Germany as the country of destination. This leads to additional emails, additional time and additional payment since the shipping costs differ a lot.
- for your safety I ship registered with tracking numbers - worldwide.
- Additional insurance is optional - please let me know if you wish to have your records shippd insured and I will calculate the total.
- The records are sent separated from the cover in plastic outer sleeves to avoid seam splitting. of course I use stable cardboard mailers including extra stiffeners and sometimes also bubblewrap so that your records arrive safely.
- Please be aware that I am not selling multiple copies of my releases or any other new releases. for distribution please contact wordandsound
- please simply order by using the buy buttons and proceed with the checkout.
if you chose invoice option i will send you an invoice asap.
- records are shipped to the address given with the paypal payment. so please update your paypal address!
- orders are processed via secure payment by paypal.
- of course EU-citizens are kindly heartened to pay by wire transfer / bank transfer.
actually I'd be very happy if you do so, because I can save on those horrible paypal fees....
- I hate waiting like nothing else so I kindly ask you to pay immediately after receiving the invoice. If you can't pay immediately please let me know! all payment is due within 2 weeks latest (=14 days) after ordering. all unpaid orders will be cancelled after 14 days.
- any questions - just ask: basso(at)growingbinrecords.com
Record is graded first, then the cover. NM/VG+ means Nearmint vinyl in a VG+ cover.
My grading is visually first. If I detect any defects on the record I will playcheck it and grade what I hear.
There is no EX here. I use VG+ if I find signs of use like inaudible hairlines, scuffs etc. Scratches or any other defects will always be mentioned. Like all humans I'm not free from mistakes, but I'll do my best to work it out if there should be any problem. My aim is to have happy customers!!
If you're picky with conditions, please ask about the condition of an item before buying.
If you are not an audiophile and you're still unsure about the condition of an item, please just ask me. I will take photos and record soundclips if required trying to make the deals as close as possible to buying hand to hand in a shop. Please understand that it sometimes might take a little time to do so.
High value items will be sent out with almost invisible growing bin markers only. If items should be returned without the markers my lawyer takes over... see Terms.
Absolutely perfect in every way. Certainly never been played, possibly even still sealed.
I use this for new and completely unused records only
Near Mint (NM or M-)
A nearly perfect record. Many dealers won't give a grade higher than this implying (perhaps correctly) that no record is ever truly perfect.
The record should show no obvious signs of wear. A 45 RPM or EP sleeve should have no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling.
An LP cover should have no creases, folds, seam splits or other noticeable defects. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same should be true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves and the like.
Basically, an LP in near mint condition looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap.
Very Good Plus (VG+)
A Very Good Plus record will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care.
Record surfaces may show some signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't disturb one's listening experiences. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are "OK".
The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but it should be barely noticeable. The center hole will not have been misshapen by repeated play.
Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turned up corners, or a seam split.
An LP cover may have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, sticker tear, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount.
In general, if not for a couple things wrong with it, this would be Near Mint. All but the most mint-crazy collectors will find a Very Good Plus record highly acceptable.
Very Good (VG)
Many of the defects found in a VG+ record will be more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise and crackle will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's intro and
fade, but will not overpower the music in general. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with light scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
Labels may be marred by writing, or have tape or stickers (or their residue or sticker tears) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers.
Very Good Minus (VG-)
Many of the defects found in a VG record will be more pronounced in a VG- disc. Surface noise and repetitive crackle will be evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during a song's
intro and fade. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as with audible scratches (deep enough to feel with a fingernail) that will affect the sound.
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.
Good (G), Good Plus (G+) Generally worth 10-15 percent of the Near Mint value. Good does not mean Bad! A record in Good or Good Plus condition can be put onto a
turntable and will play through without skipping. But it will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear (on a styrene record, the groove will be starting to turn
A cover or sleeve will have seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object.