Grading System

Cover is always graded first where appropriate
  M
Mint
The record is Mint not used and cover is in excellent condition
  NM
Near Mint
The Record is like never been play before.   Cover is in near perfect condition, but may have slight marks

The record rearly been played and well kept
  EX
Excellent
Record plays excellent, cover might have slight wear but very well kept.  The record shows signs of having been played.
  VG
Very Good
The sound quality is very good and cover  well kept.  cover might have slight wear  but very well kept.  The record shows signs of having been played

 

  G

 Good The sound quality is good,  may have spine splits and scuffed edges etc.or creasing and also several marks on the surface. The record has been played and may have marks on the surface or writings