Big in stock catalog of 12" used vinyl. We stock hip hop, funk, soul, reggae, R&B, disco, electro, synthpop, house, trance, breaks, remixes, classics, and much more!

Questions? Email us at support@metrowax.com, or call us at 715-514-0797.
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Payments accepted:

Mastercard, Visa, Discover - we'll send you a secure link to complete your transaction easily and safely.
Paypal - send to metrowax@gmail.com
Money Order - (US Dollars only, must be drawn from US Bank)
Cash - (US Dollars only sent by registered mail)
Western Union - please ask for details!

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Metrowax is pleased to introduce our new Economy Packet international shipping, starting at just $10.99 for a single LP to Canada! Not available for all countries. Includes a tracking number!

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SHIPPING RATES AND DELIVERY TIMES:
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USA Shipping Rates:
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*USPS MEDIA MAIL W/DC (4-7 DAYS) SHIP UP TO 5 12" FOR $5, 25 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL 12"
**NOTE: 7" or CD: 10 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL ITEM
USPS PRIORITY MAIL W/DC (2-3 DAYS) ADD TO CART FOR A QUOTE @ METROWAX.COM
USPS EXPRESS MAIL (1-2 DAYS) ADD TO CART FOR A QUOTE @ METROWAX.COM
UPS is available, ask for a quote!
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Worldwide Shipping Rates:
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*ECONOMY PACKET CANADA (14-28 DAYS) $10.99 1st 12", $3 EACH ADDITIONAL 12"
*ECONOMY PACKET INT'L (14-28 DAYS) $12.99 1st 12", $4 EACH ADDITIONAL 12"
**PRIORITY SELECT INT'L (14-28 DAYS) $15.99 1st 12", $6 EACH ADDITIONAL 12"
VALUE SELECT INT'L (14-35 DAYS) $9.99 + $8 PER POUND (4.5 pounds and up)
**USPS FIRST CLASS (10-14 DAYS) ADD TO CART FOR A QUOTE @ METROWAX.COM
USPS PRIORITY MAIL (5-8 DAYS) ADD TO CART FOR A QUOTE @ METROWAX.COM
USPS EXPRESS MAIL (2-3 DAYS) ADD TO CART FOR A QUOTE @ METROWAX.COM

*Economy Packet has tracking. It is not available to all countries and is only available for 4.5 pounds or less. Some countries start at $13.99, please ask for details.
**Priority Select does NOT have tracking and will only be offered if Economy Packet is not available. 4.5 lbs. or less only.
**USPS First Class can only be used for 4.5 pounds or less.
NOTE: Orders from outside of the US which contain new or heavy items may be subject to extra packing fee.

We ship to the following countries and regions:

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, French Guiana, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uruguay.

(updated 11-22-2018)
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RECORD GRADING:
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Metrowax Records takes a serious approach to vinyl grading, and we base our grading system on the Goldmine Standard
for vinyl record grading. Our vinyl grading goals are simple: We want to be as detailed and conservative as possible,
so that you are happy with your purchase from us. We use an interpretation of the Goldmine Standard to grade each and
every record that we list for sale.

We check for scuffs, scratches, warps, skips, stickers, writing and all other defects on the vinyl and the cover.
A grade is given to both, and any notables are listed in comments. Records are strictly graded by the standards below
and are guaranteed to be in the condition described.

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Vinyl Record Grading:
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MINT (M) A record that has never been played and is perfect in every way.

Any still sealed record is assumed mint. Mint grades are seldom given, since it is so rare that items are without any
visible flaw.
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NEAR MINT (M-) A record that has not been used, or shows very little evidence of use.

A near mint record may have one or two minor scratches or marks that are only found if examined closely. The vinyl will
appear clean and glossy, and will typically have been played only once or twice. Near mint vinyl will sound better than
a CD when played through a quality audio setup.
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EXCELLENT (EX or VG+) A record that shows a few minor signs of use.

Excellent grade vinyl typically has a few minor scratches or marks that can be seen on the surface. The vinyl appears
mostly clean and glossy, though it does show a little minor wear and tear. For many rare titles, excellent is the
highest grade available in the marketplace. Count on typically outstanding sound quality from the excellent grade,
and look for minimal, if any, audible clicks or pops.

NOTE: EX is displayed in Discogs as VG+, and is the same grade as VG+. In our comments, EX will be used and not VG+.
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VERY GOOD (VG) A record that shows moderate signs of use, and has been played many times, but not abused.

A very good grade vinyl will have multiple scratches and scuffs all over the surface, but no severe marks. Very good
copies have been used a lot already, but they have plenty of life left. Record playback will be of decent quality overall,
mostly quite good, but may crackle, pop or hiss in spots. Audible problems will not recur continuously and will not be so
distracting that they are louder than the music.
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GOOD (G) A record that shows moderate to heavy signs of use, yet still is playable.

Vinyl that has a grade of good will have numerous scratches and scuffs, some severe, and they will appear all over the record
without much examination. Good copies have been used and maybe even abused a little. Audible pops and crackling is likely,
perhaps some background noise, but overall, the copy is still listenable and playable in most cases. Good records should not
skip and should play all the way through, despite a few audible problems.
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FAIR (F) A record that shows multiple signs of heavy use and abuse.

Fair is the lowest grade we sell (the only lower grade would be poor). Look for multiple scratches and scuffs, many severe,
appearing all over the record without examination. Fair copies will have background noise with crackling, popping and hissing
and other problems. Still should play through most parts OK, and should not skip too often. A filler copy until you can find
a better one.
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Vinyl Grading Notes:

-Vinyl is graded by eyesight first.

-Lower grade vinyl is cleaned and play tested prior to selling.

-Records will not have skips or other major problems unless noted.

-Everything we ship is cleaned and restored and any damaged inner sleeves are replaced.

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Types of Record Covers:
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There are four types of record covers in our database:
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FACTORY SLEEVE = A die-cut sleeve with logo or graphics pertaining to the record label that released the record.
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GENERIC SLEEVE = A plain black or white die-cut sleeve with no markings.
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ORIGINAL STICKER SLEEVE = A die-cut sleeve that has a graphical sticker stuck to it. This sticker will typically
contain artist, track, and album information and titles. Original sticker sleeves can be a generic sleeve or a
factory sleeve underneath the affixed sticker.
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PICTURE COVER = Picture covers are usually multi-colored, but sometimes they are black and white. Sometimes they
are gatefold covers, and can come on 12” singles or full length LPs.
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Non-conforming covers:

-Plastic sleeves will be noted in comments, but also as original sticker sleeves or factory sleeves in the cover type
designation.

-Gatefold promo covers (not picture) are noted as original sticker sleeves, or factory sleeves.

-Die-cut picture covers are noted as DIE CUT PC in comments, and the cover type will usually be picture cover.

-Some covers look like original sticker sleeves, yet they are not affixed with a sticker. These are usually noted as factory
sleeves.

-Any other unusual sleeve will be described in the comments or item description.

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Cover/Sleeve Grading:
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MINT (M) No visible wear on the cover or corners. The cover appears to be new.

The mint grade would only used for brand new items, and even a sealed item will have to be particularly sharp to achieve
this grade.
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NEAR MINT (M-) A cover that appears nearly new, with very little, if any minor wear.

A near mint cover will be sharp and clean, glossy, be free of creases and ring wear, and will have really light, if any,
corner and edge wear. Normal shelf wear would likely knock the cover down from the near mint grade. This grade is not often
given to our used covers, since most covers will have at least little box and/or shelf wear.
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EXCELLENT (EX or VG+) A cover that has been used and handled some, but overall in decent shape.

Excellent covers may have slight corner, edge and ring wear, and may be a little discolored from wear or dirt. The cover
could have minor creases and marks, and normal shelf and/or box wear. Any defects seen will be relatively minor.

NOTE: EX is displayed in Discogs as VG+, and is the same grade as VG+. In our comments, EX will be used and not VG+.
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VERY GOOD (VG) A cover that has been frequently handled and used quite a bit, but still shows mostly normal wear and tear.

A very good cover is still good for protection of the record in most cases. Shows moderate corner, edge and ring wear, and
may be creased, softened, or discolored from wear or dirt. Very good covers could have minor splits and/or water damage, if
noted in comments.

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GOOD (G) A cover that shows heavy wear and evidence of handling.

Covers graded good will have significant wear on the corners and edges, significant ring wear, and may be heavily creased,
soiled, water damaged, or split. Good covers are not usually very attractive, but still intact and should suffice for holding
the record.
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FAIR (F) A cover that is falling apart and shows very heavy use and abuse.

The corners and edges of a fair cover will be well worn and rounded. The cover will most likely be heavily worn and tattered,
and no longer good for protection. Expect heavy creases, ring wear, water damage, and severe cover splits under this grade.
It’s basically falling apart at this point.
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Cover Grading Notes:

-Generic sleeves are always graded M- in our database, and they have no comments. You may receive a generic sleeve with your
purchase that is not technically near mint. Since a generic sleeve has no collectible value, we feel it is OK to save a tree
and send lightly used generic sleeves if we have them. Any generic sleeves that are heavily worn, damaged, or split will not
be sent to customers.

-If a record is supposed to come with a certain sleeve, and we state generic sleeve in the listing, it means we do not have
the original cover available and will be shipping the vinyl in a generic sleeve.

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Abbreviations used in Comments:
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Metrowax often notes the following terms in our listings as abbreviations:

CC (Cut Corner) = One corner of the record’s cover is cut off. This is done to promotional items by the manufacturer.

CO (Cutout) = Used when a notch is cut out of the cover. This is done to promotional items by the manufacturer.

CS (Cover Split) = Used when at least one side of the cover has split open.

CWD (Cover Water Damage) = Used when there is evidence of water damage that has affected the cover. These covers are often
defaced, where a section of the cover has been torn off. Covers with CWD also will appear wavy; not flat and straight. Sometimes
these covers will have mold on them.

GOLD PS (Gold Promotional Stamp) = The cover is stamped “promotional copy” in gold ink on the front or back cover. This is done
to promotional items by the manufacturer. The record inside is not always a promotional copy; sometimes though the cover is promo
stamped, the record inside will be the same as the normal release.

HP (Hole Punch) = Used when a hole has been punched through the cover. This is done to promotional items by the manufacturer.

LS (Label Stamped) = The record label is ink stamped as a promotional item or with a DJ’s mark.

LTD ED (Limited Edition) = Used to note a record that is a Limited Edition pressing.

LWD (Label Water Damaged) = Used when there is evidence of water damage on the label. Usually shows up as a water stain, sometimes
mold.

OBC (On Back Cover) = Used to note various comments that are on the back cover.

OFC (On Front Cover) = Used to note various comments that are on the front cover.

OG (Original Pressing) = Used only when repressed and/or reissued copies are evident. This notes that the item for sale is an
original pressing.

PS (Promotional Stamp) = The cover is ink stamped as a promotional item from the manufacturer.

RW (Ring Wear) = The cover shows evidence of ring wear. Ring wear will appear as a circular ring that surrounds the outside edge
of the record inside.

SS (Still Sealed) = Used when a record is still sealed in the original shrink wrap and never opened.

SOC (Sticker On Cover) = Used when there are sticker(s) on the cover.

SOL (Sticker On Label) = Used when there are sticker(s) present on the label of the record.

TOC (Tape on Cover) = This is sometimes used when there is one or more pieces of tape on the cover.

TP (Test Pressing) = Used when the item is a test pressing.

WL (White Label) = Used when there is very little or no track information on the label. Most are indeed white, but other color
labels with sparse information are noted WL as well.

WOC (Writing On Cover) = Used when there is writing on the cover.

WOL (Writing On Label) = Used when there is writing on the record label.
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