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Forms of Payment - We accept credit card and bank payments through Paypal or seperately processed. . We have been Paypal verified for 11 years. If you cannot use Paypal we will also accept:

1) USPS International Money Orders

2) Certified cashier cheques

3) US currency sent registered post.

We will NOT accept

1)  Western Union or any other transfer services

2) Personal cheques of any kind

3) Personal bank to bank transfers

 

 

Return Policies: If you have recieved the wrong item or an item is factory faulted or misgarded , we will either refund your full payment or replacethe item if possible upon the recieving the incorrect/damaged item back.If you have simply changed your mind or have ordered an incorrect item by your own mistake, the item will be refunded upon receipt back to us but original or subsequent shipping charges will NOT be refunded.

CUSTOMER SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION

The Winnipeg Record & Tape Co.

109-1079 Wellington Ave.

WINNIPEG, MB.

CANADA 783-7835

WE ARE OFTEN AWAY, SO PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE. THANKS!

 

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IN THE CASE OF USED VINYL. I WON'T QUALIFY ANYTHING AS "NEW" UNLESS IT IS UNUSED AND SEALED. IF THE SCRATCHING ON THE VINYL IS CONSIDERABLE OR SUSPECT, IT HAS BEEN LISTENED TO TO DETERMINE THE SEVERITY AND DETAILED NOTES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU. ON ALBUMS THAT ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, NOT EVERY CUT HAS BEEN LISTENED TO. OF COURSE THERE IS ROOM FOR ERROR IN ANY GRADING SYSTEM. IF YOU BELIEVE THIS ERROR TO BE CONSIDERABLE AND UNFAIR, PROVISIONS WILL BE MADE.

 

  • 1) ALL RECORDS ARE INSPECTED UNDER BRIGHT LIGHTS.TO VERIFY GRADING 2)ALL TITLES ARE CHECKED TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE CLEAN AND IF NOT ARE AT THAT TIME 2) ALBUMS ARE PLACED IN A FRESH PAPER LINER IF REQUIRED UNLESS THE ORIGINAL INCLUDED ARTWORK, LYRICS, PICTURES OR ANY INTERESTING TOUCHES OF THE ERA. 3) COVERS ARE DRY WIPED AND PLACED IN FRESH PLASTIC GUARD COVERS. 4) ALL ALBUMS ARE MAILED IN STANDARD CANADA POST DOCUMENT MAILERS DESIGNED FOR RECORDS AND BOOKS, AND WILL BE MARKED DO NOT BEND.

CONDITION DESCRIPTIONS ..Personally i¿ve had a tough time buying using the standard rating guides. I¿ve discovered VG + can be severely scratched and NM that clearly had flaws. So not really understanding them, I'm uncomfortable selling under those guides as well. I've come up with my own 4 grade letter system

. Each album will be given a rating in a general category. If it is a bit BETTER, it will recieve a +, a little lesser a -. In either case the variance is NOT enough to jump grades. A ratings are A ratings. Perfect is perfect.Then, the specific flaws of the record will be described. While reading the descriptions please remember the category they are in, as that will give you an overall picture of the playing surface.

Many vinyl records have that funny little line across the first song on the side, most likely a scuffline from the paper.I have discovered that in most new albums when I open them. So this will not be listed as a flaw if it exists.

 

A : I inspect the record under bright light. If it is PERFECT it is an A,. Plain and simple. One imperfection makes it a..

 

B++ : only one or two very light surface marks preventing it from bring a true A. Almost perfect. If there are more than two (or 3 if it's tiny) imperfections it becomes a.....

 

B+ :shiny bright surface with six or less light surface scratches/scuffs. NO major damage. I start counting light scratches/marks and if there is CLEARLY no more than say a half dozen? It's a B+. There may be some very light back ground noise in sections but it will be soft and short lived But if there is more it becomes a....

 

B :  shiny glossy surface with numerous minor scratches/marks which are localized to small areas of the record. The majority of the record is smooth, shiny and unmarred.. Minor audible clicks or glitches may be heard but no serious sound damage. . No skips. If the scratches cover more than approximately 1/4 of the vinyl surface, it becomes a...

 

C :  light scratches/marks on much or most of the record surface. Usually the record will still be glossy. If not, it will be noted Noticable clicks or scratch sounds were determined throughout much of the playing but none that are serious and shouldn¿t in any way lessen the enjoyment of the listen in a big way. . There are NO deep faults or thick ugly scratches in a C record. No skips. Still in good playing condition. If they're clearly in questionable shape they are a...D

I hope understanding this grading process makes it clear as to how I grade and what to expect. On the odd occasion

I'm wrong or missed something? Contact me and we'll fix it... :)

obvious extensive surface damage that will undoubtedly provide many noticable clicks and pops that you will clearly notice. .Aside from numerous surface wear, there may be some significal big scratches. The record has been played to establish it DOES NOT skip and that you won't cover your ears screaming when you heart it :) All still playable but a bit noisy and far far from prefect.

 



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