vitaminvintagevinyl

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New York, United States · 767 Sales

vitaminvintagevinyl

Follow us on Instagram! @vitaminvintagevinyl

New York, United States 767 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Following in the tradition of Cracker Jack, every purchase from Vitamin Vintage Vinyl will come with a FREE PRIZE in the box!

Follow us on Instagram! @vitaminvintagevinyl

Announcement

Following in the tradition of Cracker Jack, every purchase from Vitamin Vintage Vinyl will come with a FREE PRIZE in the box!

Follow us on Instagram! @vitaminvintagevinyl

Cash Lawrence

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Cash Lawrence

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Happy Cinco de Mayo!taco
Lots of new arrivals were added to the shop this week! All of these pictured plus a ton of records in the $5 range. Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@vitaminvintagevinyl) for all things record related!vskin-tone-3
We've got tons of inventory right now! Some listed and lots more to be listed over the next week or so. Be sure to follow our Instagram too!notesvskin-tone-3
Just listed in the shop... Lots of Christmas albums and hundreds of other records including classic rock, new wave, heavy metal, Walt Disney and soundtracks!
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About

Vitamin Vintage Vinyl

Records are added to both the shop and my personal collection daily.
Check out our Instagram account for photos, videos, coupon codes, and sale info! @vitaminvintagevinyl

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  • Cash Lawrence

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    I generally look for out of the ordinary items from the 1950s - 1980s. I'm mostly into vinyl records and vintage t shirts but I also collect a little bit of everything.

Shop policies

Last updated on January 24, 2016
Thanks for visiting our shop!

Please contact us if you have any questions and you will receive a response by the end of the day.

Check out the Goldmine grading scale below. This is the standard grading scale that we use to grade all of our records.

Mint [M]: Absolutely perfect in every way - certainly never played, possibly even still sealed. (More on still sealed below). Should be used sparingly as a grade, if at all.

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 shows no obvious sign of wear. A 45 rpm sleeve has no more than the most minor defects, such as almost invisible ring wear or other signs of slight handling.
An LP jacket has no creases, folds, seam splits or any other noticeable similar defect. No cut-out holes, either. And of course, the same is true of any other inserts, such as posters, lyric sleeves, and the like. Basically, Near Mint looks as if you just got it home from a new record store and removed the shrink wrap.

Very Good Plus [VG+]: Shows some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it. Record surfaces may show some slight signs of wear and may have slight scuffs or very light scratches that don't affect one's listening experience. Slight warps that do not affect the sound are OK.
The label may have some ring wear or discoloration, but is should be barely noticeable. The center hole is not misshapen by repeated play. Picture sleeves and LP inner sleeves will have some slight wear, lightly turn-up corners, or a slight seam-split. An LP jacket my have slight signs of wear also and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation or corner indicating it was taken out of print and sold at a discount.
In general, if not for a couple of minor 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 are more pronounced in a VG disc. Surface noise is evident upon playing, especially in soft passages and during the song's intro and fade, but will not overpower the music otherwise. Groove wear will start to be noticeable, as will 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) attached. The same will be true of picture sleeves or LP covers. However, it will not have all of these problems at the same time, only two or three of them.

Good [G], Good Plus [G+]: 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.
A jacket or sleeve has seam splits, especially at the bottom or on the spine. Tape, writing, ring wear or other defects will start to overwhelm the object. If it's a common item, you'll probably find another copy in better shape eventually. Pass it up. But if it's something you have been seeking for years, and the price is right, get it.

Poor [P], Fair [F]: The record is cracked, badly warped, and won't play through without skipping or repeating. The picture sleeve is water damaged, split on all three seams and heavily marred by wear and/or writing. The LP jacket barely keeps the LP inside it. Inner sleeves are fully seam split, and written upon.
Except for impossibly rare records otherwise unattainable, records in this condition should be bought or sold for no more than a few cents each.

Still Sealed [SS]: Let the buyer beware, unless it's a U.S. pressing from the last 10-15 years or so. It's too easy to reseal on. Yes, some legitimately never-opened LPs from the 1960s still exist. But if you're looking for a specific pressing, the only way you can know for sure is to open the record. Also, European imports are not factory-sealed, so if you see them advertised as sealed, someone other than the manufacturer sealed them.

*Still Sealed records are sold as is. They are assumed to be mint inside but it's impossible to know this for sure without opening them.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Shipping
All records shipped to U.S. customers will be shipped promptly and well protected in new plastic sleeves inside of sturdy cardboard record mailers via USPS Media Mail (Approximately 2-8 Days) with Tracking and Delivery Confirmation included. International orders will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail International with Tracking and Delivery Confirmation included if available to your country. International delivery times vary. Most orders will ship the very next day after receiving your order.

USPS Priority Mail (Approximately 1-3 Days) shipping upgrades are available! Contact us for details.
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