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Could not agree with you more. 

I just ignore listing as you've explained. 

They come across as chances looking for mint prices for poor conditioned records, it's not hard to grade records honestly & to the site rules. 

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How bothered I am depends on the price of the record. There seems to be a lightbulb shortage north of Watford anyway. If it ain’t m- and it’s over 100 quid I don’t really want it.....unless it’s dirt cheap of course.

generally I don’t buy off people I don’t know  it’s just easier 

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I’ve been caught out a few times, I got done once by a dealer who used to sell a lot of records on this forum. This was before the forum feedback system. The beauty of the feedback system is that a repeatedly dodgy seller won’t get away with it for long. 

These days, I try to resist buying without hearing a sound file first. My priority is how good a 45 sounds, rather than how it looks. After all, I buy them to listen to them.

I’d rather pay a little bit over the odds from a dealer I can trust, rather than take a chance on a record that has only been ‘visually graded’ by a seller I don’t know. I can’t claim to have bought from every well known record dealer out there, I’m sure there are plenty, but I can certainly vouch for Pete Smith and Darren Brown.

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The thing is with chanchers looking to buy mint records for bugger all PhilT (I do agree with you) but you don't have to deal with them. As a buyer to then return record & refund to someone you  don't trust is a balls ache. 

Also for me a soundfile isn't important as I don't expect to be buying a record that doesn't play through. 

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I'd say finding 1960's 45s in true NM/M- condition nowadays is almost impossible. Yet that grade is used by many.

I stopped buying stuff on Soul Source as I got stung too often with poor grading. Sad but true.

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31 minutes ago, Benji said:

I'd say finding 1960's 45s in true NM/M- condition nowadays is almost impossible. Yet that grade is used by many.

I stopped buying stuff on Soul Source as I got stung too often with poor grading. Sad but true.

I always ask the questions ....Test Played? or please send me a sound file

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I don't sell much at all on here anymore but, when I sell I put a description of the label, and grade the record itself, adding in audio condition. Simple. If folks can't be bothered to grade properly give them a wide berth. What's the point in trying to pull the wool on people for a few quid.?

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1 hour ago, John Siret said:

The thing is with chanchers looking to buy mint records for bugger all PhilT (I do agree with you) but you don't have to deal with them. As a buyer to then return record & refund to someone you  don't trust is a balls ache. 

Also for me a soundfile isn't important as I don't expect to be buying a record that doesn't play through. 

I hear you. The point I was trying to make was that it can be a ball ache selling records these days too. 

The whole 'grading' thing is inherently subjective of course so you're always going to find variations; they shouldn't be miles apart though should they - hence the emergence of the SS system. All that's required really is a bit of integrity and half an idea. Takes seconds to send someone a couple of pics or whatever but I'm always very clear when I'm selling stuff that anyone can send a 45 back if they're not happy, at my expense.

It's tough to legislate for idiots though, buyers or sellers. Personally, I just don't deal with them again, respond to 'wants' posts or whatever. Life's too short.

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I was once offered a Al Williams £1000 cheaper than the going rate because of the condition.  Turned it down, it looked like it had been a frisbee on the M6 for 6 months but surprisingly played very good,  as much as I wanted to,  I just couldn't do it. 

Steve 

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Had a cheapie arrive tother day 😖 n/m it said😂😂😂 bubbled label and edge chip with some noticeable scratches😖good job it was only a fiver or it would av been goin back. Baz

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4 minutes ago, baz1 said:

Had a cheapie arrive tother day 😖 n/m it said😂😂😂 bubbled label and edge chip with some noticeable scratches😖good job it was only a fiver or it would av been goin back. Baz

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Good man your the 1st person that's ever listened to me when I've played them a record.  🤣

Steve 

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16 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

I was once offered a Al Williams £1000 cheaper than the going rate because of the condition.  Turned it down, it looked like it had been a frisbee on the M6 for 6 months but surprisingly played very good,  as much as I wanted to,  I just couldn't do it. 

Steve 

That couldn't have been my old copy then, Steve.. As mine was warped, chipped, and had 3 bits of old records glued to the back to hold it all together !! Played perfectly though.. Honest !! 👍

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35 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Good man your the 1st person that's ever listened to me when I've played them a record.  🤣

Steve 

Yes m8 bought 2 👍 first one described as n/m was and second for a friend who ad a listen and loved it said n/m and the above came😖 I gave my m8 the first n/m one as it was only a fiver 👍 great shout steve cheers.atb m8 baz

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Really old news these days as he's no longer in the game ... but the gradings given to none NM records by Wolverhampton's biggest soul dealer were usually (shall we say) a tad on the optimistic side.

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1 hour ago, Winsford Soul said:

Good man. Unfortunately I can't make it.  Out Saturday night at Willington.  Have a great time 

Steve 

Top man 👍 be good 😂 love to lou. Baz n shelly Xx

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On 09/11/2018 at 12:48, John Siret said:

Yes I do & that is because I've been bitten too many times in the past. 

I’m afraid you’ll miss out on a lot of great Vinyl if that’s the case🙁

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On 09/11/2018 at 15:11, baz1 said:

Had a cheapie arrive tother day 😖 n/m it said😂😂😂 bubbled label and edge chip with some noticeable scratches😖good job it was only a fiver or it would av been goin back. Baz

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😡 wow, That’s someone taking the p...s

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1 hour ago, pjf said:

I’m afraid you’ll miss out on a lot of great Vinyl if that’s the case

Do tell me what these titles are you think I am missing out on or decent copies don't come to market ? 

I guess you are missing the point. A deal has been agreed on M- graded record I am sent a vg graded record is that clear now. 

 

 

Edited by John Siret

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