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NOTE: My Discogs store will be temporarily closed from Wednesday, July 13-Friday, September 16, for summer break. We'll be back with some more new stock when we reopen. Have a great summer everyone!

Database resource: https://www.discogs.com/group/thread/809508

ALERT: While my sales are focused on a domestic audience, I will considering sales to certain international markets. If you see something in my inventory of interest and are an international buyer, please send me a message and we can try to work it out.

SHOPPING WITH ME
Do you like fast shipping? Do you like to receive fast responses to your inquiries and orders? Do you like accurate grading? Me too!!!

I offer all of the above, and I can ship most parcels the same day payment is made, Monday-Saturday by 3 p.m. (sometimes even later).

I think it's jive when I order an album, pay for it immediately, and then it takes a seller 2 or more days to even acknowledge that they've received my payment and then another 2-3 days to package and ship my wax! What even is that? Collectors deserve better, and that's what I offer!

Also, I always leave buyers positive feedback when they order and make payment. I don't wait for the buyer to receive my parcel and give me positive feedback first. That's backward from how it's supposed to work. A buyer who has paid has done their part. That deserves positive feedback, which I universally give when finalizing a mailing to all of my customers.

Feel free to ask me questions or request pictures of any of the items I have for sale.
Also, please follow me on Instagram (search the profile: greatvinyl) - I post specials, new arrivals and other interesting content there too.

WANTED!
Looking for an original cover of Shamek Farrah "First Impressions" (Strata-East) in VG or better condition. If you have a cover only or a copy with trashed vinyl, I'd be interested in acquiring it for the cover.

GRADING
While grading is subjective, I work hard to be an accurate grader who understands the difference between NM / EX / VG+/ VG LPs. I err on the side of being conservative if something is borderline. Vinyl is a medium of its own richness, and it should be judged as such. Vinyl LPs and CDs sound differently from each other, and it's important to understand the reality that even never-played LPs may have some surface noise - it's part of the medium and the listening experience. Every record is different, and everyone's turntable and audio system is unique to them. These are factors that impact play. I just think it's important to keep these things in perspective.

A few notes: 1) if you are an absolute perfectionist audiophile who listens to your records on high-end headphones and has a stylus that costs $1,000+, please don't order VG+ LPs from me with the expectation that they will play NM. They could, but they might not, and I don't want you to be disappointed. 2) If you understand the difference between NM and VG+ LPs and you're typically happy with VG+ LPs, you should be happy with mine.

I package all LPs professionally in record mailers with filler pads and I always remove the vinyl from the cover to prevent seam splits to the cover during shipping.

If I have a record you want and I accept offers on it, I'll likely accept a fair offer (10% off), but I likely will not accept offers of 40%-50% below the asking price.

I am highly motivated to sell, and I am committed to accurately describing my records and providing excellent customer service. If you are unhappy with your LP and have paid my asking price, I'll refund 100% of the price of the record and shipping upon receiving the returned item in the same condition it was shipped in. Return shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.

If you do not purchase insurance on an item and it is damaged in the mail (this is rare), I do not accept returns or offer refunds. I recommend insurance. Let me know when you place your order that you'd like to add insurance if you do want to insure the parcel.

ABOUT ME
I am a life-long music lover and a 35+ year record collector who has sold records by mail order and then online for more than two decades before joining Discogs in 2018. I specialize in quality funk, soul, jazz, Latin, blues, rock and psych music.

I appreciate your business very much and want to make you a happy customer! Thank you to all for shopping with me!

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Solomon Burke - Proud Mary
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Traffic - Mr. Fantasy
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Ramsey Lewis - Funky Serenity
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Lou Reed - Walk On The Wild Side - The Best Of Lou Reed
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Jeff Beck Featuring  Rod Stewart - The Jeff Beck Group Featuring Rod Stewart
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Ronnie Foster - Cheshire Cat
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