Conditions and Grading
CMS Music grade the items that we sell in accordance with the standard Record Collector magazine gradings, with media graded first, then sleeves.
MINT (M): The item itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in perfect condition. Items advertised as "Sealed" or "Unplayed" will be Mint.
NEAR MINT (NM): The item has been listened to but there are no signs that it is worn. The cover and any extra items such as the lyric sheet, booklet or poster are in almost perfect condition.
EXCELLENT (EX): The item shows some signs of wear, and having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
VERY GOOD (VG): The item has obviously been played many times, but displays no major deterioration in sound quality, despite noticeable surface marks and the occasional light scratch. Normal wear and tear on the cover or extra items, without any major defects, is acceptable.
GOOD (G): The item has been played so much that the sound quality has noticeably deteriorated, perhaps with some distortion and mild scratches. The cover and contents suffer from folding, scuffing of edges, spine splits, discoloration, etc.
FAIR (F): The item is still just playable but has not been cared for properly and displays considerable surface noise; it may even jump.
The cover and contents will be torn, stained and/or defaced.
POOR (P): The item will not play properly due to scratches, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing.
BAD (B): The item is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler.
In addition to the above a "+" or a "-" may be used after one of the above to signify that an item is slightly better or worse than the stated grade.
CDs & CASSETTES
As a general rule CD’s and Cassettes either play perfectly – in which case they are in Mint condition – or they don’t, in which case their value is minimal. Cassette tape is liable to deteriorate with age, even if it remains unplayed, so care should be taken when buying old tapes. CD’s are difficult to grade visually; they can look perfect but actually be faulty, while in other cases they may appear damaged but still play perfectly. Cassette and CD inlays and booklets should be graded in the same way as record covers and sleeves. In general, the plastic containers for cassettes and CDs can easily be replaces if they are broken or scratched, but card covers and digipaks are subject to the same wear as record sleeves.
Payment Methods Accepted
PayPal, Bank Transfer (Contact me for bank details.), Bitcoin (Contact me for wallet address), Ethereum (Contact me for wallet address), LiteCoin (Contact me for wallet address)
Shipping Methods and Costs
UK - CD = £2.00 + £1.00 each additional
UK - 7" = £2.00 + £1.00 each additional
UK - 12"/LP = £5.00 + £2.00 each additional
EUROPE - CD shipped Air Mail = £5.00 + £2.00 each additional
EUROPE - 7" shipped Air Mail = £5.00 + £2.00 each additional
EUROPE - 12"/LP shipped Air Mail = £8.00 + £4.00 each additional
Rest of World - CD shipped Air Mail = £6.00 + £2.00 each additional
Rest of World - 7" shipped Air Mail = £6.00 + £2.00 each additional
Rest of World - 12"/LP shipped Air Mail = £12.00 + £5.00 each additional
For other items, please ask.
UK Recorded Delivery - Additional £1.50 (Provides signature on delivery and up to 41.00 GBP of compensation.)
International Signed For Delivery - Add £6.00 (Provides signature on delivery and up to 40.00 GBP of compensation.)
All items purchased from CMS Music are fully guaranteed against faults with our money back guarantee. Any item found to be faulty or not as described must be returned to us within 7 days (14 outside the UK). You should notify us of faulty items as soon as it becomes apparent, by phone, fax or E-mail. Any items returned to us because they were ordered in error or returned due to a change of mind will be accepted at our discretion, and if accepted may be subject to a 50% restocking charge. All sales become final after 30 days.