SEALED = Unopened records, still in original shrink wrap. In original manufactured condition unless otherwise noted
M = The record and sleeve are in perfect, original condition. The record may have been played but will have no evidence of deterioration.
NM = A nearly perfect record. Any visible defects are of the type that "disappear" when the record is tilted under a strong light and they should not affect play. Sleeves in near mint condition will have no obvious signs of wear
NM - ( EX+ ) =A very clean record. Near mint except for slight, superficial signs of wear. Sleeves in this condition may have marginal defects, but will not have significant creases or splits.
EX - will only have the lightest of marks on it but not many,should play great , cover may have the slightest of wear
VG+ =A well-cared-for record that is noticeably less than perfect, but defects are not visually or audibly distracting. Record surfaces may have slight scuffs or light scratches, but are still primarily clean. Sleeves may have some creases or minor ring wear, but should not be split.
VG = A used, reasonable copy to play. Many of the defects found in a VG+ copy will be more pronounced in VG condition. Surface noise may be evident and sleeves may look worn, but the record is still a decent copy.
G = will have significant surface noise and scratches and visible groove wear
F ( fair ) = 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 writing