Listings Help

See the Listings section of RECORD COLLECTOR to see how your ad will look.

Rules

CHARGES PER LINE:

TypeUp to 100 linesOver 100 lines
Set Sales and Auctions 90p per line 85p per line
TypeWith Box NumberWith your personal address/email
Records Wanted £1.80 per line £1.60 per line

WANTED BOX NUMBERS

If you want to be anonymous you can have a Box Number in your wanted ad. A minimum charge of 5 lines (£9.50) entitles you toa heading of your choice, your Record Collector box number, and the forwarding of all replies to your address for eight weeks after the publication date.

EACH LINE MUST CONTAIN

  • The Artist, Title, Condition (see our grading system).
    Sale ads should also include the price.
    Wanted ads should have STC (state total cost) or WP (will pay) – e.g. WP 10.00
  • Sub-headings (e.g. vinyl 7″ singles) will be charged as a normal line

THERE SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 65 CHARACTERS PER LINE (60 USING BOLD TYPE)

  • Spaces between words and punctuation all count as characters
  • Descriptions longer than this will be charged or cut accordingly
  • We reserve the right to make minor changes/abbreviations/deletions in order to fit your copy into the space you have paid for.

IF YOU BUY MORE THAN 20 LINES YOU WILL BE GIVEN 20 WORDS FREE OF CHARGE TO COVER YOUR BASIC CONTACT DETAILS

  • Please inclue your name, address and telephone number even if you do not want them to appear in your ad

YOUR ADVERT HEADING

  • Please provide us with a heading line which is relevant to the items you are advertising (e.g. A SELECTION OF 45s, MISCELLANEOUS WANTED, GREATS 7 GENERAL etc). This will appear in bold at the top of your advert
  • Unmared adverts will be headed SET SALE / AUCTION or WANTED

HIGHLIGHT

Why not highlight your sale or wanted ad with a tinted colour background??
For an extra 25% of the cost of your whole listings ad we will give it an eye-catching tinted background colour. (The colour will be chosen by us)

Common Abreviations

D/LP double LP IMO International Money Order PO Postal Order
CVR Cover IRC International Reply Coupon PS or PC Picture sleeve/cover
NC No cover SAE Stamped addressed envelope PROMO Promotional record
NOC No original centre DEMO Demonstration disc TRI Triangular centre
OFFS Offers invited WOL Writing on label EW Edge warp
ST Stereo pressing TOS Tear on sleeve DJ Disc jockey copy
STC State Total Cost WP Will pay MB Minimum bid

Record Collectors Grading system

Mint (M) The record 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. Records marked as Sealed or Unplayed should be Mint.
Excellent (EX) The record shows some signs of 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 record 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) Te record 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, discolouration, etc
Fair (F) The record 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 record will not play properly due to scratched, bad surface noise, etc. The cover and contents will be badly damaged or partly missing
Bad (B) The record is unplayable or might even be broken, and is only of use as a collection-filler
CD’s and 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.