Amanda's Attic has been selling records by mail for 25 years. We play-grade them all!
The owner of Amanda's Attic began by selling records to other students living in his college dormitory when he was a freshman. He has since sold records through advertisements in record collector publications, at locations in antique and collector malls, and through Internet sites. Amanda's Attic sells mostly 45 rpm single records, although some picture sleeves, albums, and CDs are also available. Unlike some dealers, All RECORDS AND CDs AT AMANDA'S ATTIC ARE GRADED BY PLAYING THEM, including all of at least the most popular side, because for most people it is more important how a record SOUNDS than how it LOOKS!
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Georgia, United States
Overall Rating: |
Feedback: 98.9% positive (186 ratings)
Fill Rate: 100%
Time To Ship: 0.9 days (20.9 hrs)
Response Time: 0.9 days (21.4 hrs)
Seller Since: June 2014 (4.7 years)
Inventory: 14,497 items (11 days ago)
Amanda's Attic maintains the highest rating on every site on which we sell! We earn these rating by accurate grading, reasonable prices (including low shipping charges), quick well-packaged shipments, and attention to details including a quick response to any question or problem. Almost every order is shipped with 24 hours of receipt of payment. We will provide a FREE matching company sleeve with every 45 rpm record we sell if you request it and we have one available. (Matching sleeves were not created for some record labels.) Grading
M (mint) ~ This rating is for factory-sealed albums and CDs. To earn this rating 45 rpm single records must be in the original sleeve and have no writing on the labels or sleeve and no marks on the playing surface. The record or CD must be unplayed. However it may have manufacturing defects or warps. Since we will not play these records to grade them, we can not be responsible for these defects. These items could also be "cutouts" (items removed by the record company or distributor from its list of current products, and marked in some way to indicate this). These marks may include a rubber stamp or drill hole on a label, or a corner cut, drill hole, or saw mark on an album or CD. We will always describe such marks.
M- (mint minus) ~ This is the highest grading for an opened record or CD. It should look nearly unplayed: shiny, glossy, with no visible marks on the playing surface. It may have a small amount of writing on the label (which we will describe). It should also play with no audible defects. It should be close to a perfect record or CD. A cover or sleeve (either picture or non-picture) will have only very light wrinkles and no writing on it.
VG+ (very good plus) ~ A record or CD that has been handled and played infrequently or very carefully. Only barely audible defects (such as a slight noise at the beginning or end of a recording) would be included, but the remainder would be nearly flawless. The record may have several visual defects (minor marks, surface scuffs, writing on a label, etc.), all of which we will describe. A cover or sleeve (either picture or non-picture) will have no ring wear or seam splits and only a very little writing on it (but the writing will be on one side only).
VG (very good) ~ A record or CD that is used but not abused; it may have some audible faults (pops, but not scratches) and/or visual defects. Any noise would not overwhelm the music. How the record plays is more important than how it looks in assigning a grade. This is probably the lowest grade that most buyers would accept for a permanent addition to their collection. A cover or sleeve (picture or non-picture) may have light ring wear and some writing on it (but the writing will be on one side only) and possibly very small seam splits.
VG- (very good minus) ~ A record or CD that is rough but plays completely without skips, drop-outs, or repeats. It may have considerable label wear. A RECORD OF THIS GRADE SHOULD NOT BE PURCHASED AS A PERMANENT ADDITION TO YOUR COLLECTION, BUT ONLY AS A "FILL-IN" TO KEEP UNTIL YOU CAN ACQUIRE A BETTER COPY. A cover or sleeve (picture or non-picture) may have heavy ring wear, seam splits, and/or a large amount of writing on it.
G+ (good plus) - A record or CD with very distracting noise throughout, but plays all the way through without skipping. It may have extensive label wear. We list items of this grade only if they are rare or unusual. A cover or sleeve (picture or non-picture) may have a large hole in it, tears, ripped seams, and/or considerable writing on it.
G (good) ~ Only very rarely will we list records or sleeves of this or lower grades, and usually because the record is very hard to find.
Note: In assigning grades for records we usually play and evaluate ONLY the most popular side of the record, but we play it completely, not only part of it. If the "B" side of a particular record is important to you, please contact us and we will evaluate it also. Please contact us at our e-mail address, by text message, or by phone if you have a question about any of our listings. Payment
Payment Methods Accepted
PayPal, Personal Check (USD / wait to clear / no extra fee), Certified Check (USD / may need extra time / no extra fee), Postal Money Order (USD / may need extra time / no extra fee), Skrill Moneybookers (USD / only non-US tranactions / no extra fee ) Returns
We hand-deliver every package to the main Postal Service office in Alpharetta, Geogia. Use of this system has shown over and over again that it is worth the time and effort. We have not experienced a lost package in more than 10 years. Tracking is included at no additional charge on all items shipped at First Class Package or Media Mail rates. We will send the tracking code when we confirm the date the package was shipped. If an item is damaged in shipment, we will refund the full amount the buyer paid--including all shipping costs--when the buyer returns the damaged item to us. Any item can be returned within two weeks, no questions asked, whether it is a buyer error or a seller error.