Stevie Wonder - Budget Vinyl (1972 - 1987)
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This item is part of our Budget Vinyl Collection. How we grade and list our Budget Vinyl differs from our other vinyl. Please refer to the grading tab directly above for full details, this info along with our growing selection of titles can also be found on the main Budget Vinyl Collection page.
Stevie Wonder was considered a child prodigy, he went blind shortly after birth, was signed to Motown's Tamla record label at the age of eleven, and went on to release his first album (Tribute To Uncle Ray) at the age of twelve. He is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century, and as won 22 Grammy Awards.
Style: Soul, Funk
Talking Book (?) Early Repress - Vinyl: VG (surface scuffs and light scratches, surface noise / pops audible but not overwhelming.) / Cover: VG+ (moderate ring wear and edge wear.)
Characters (1987) - Vinyl: NM / Cover: EX
How our Budget Vinyl differs from our the rest of our vinyl:
In most instances the pictures do not reflect the condition of the actual item as we do not always update them after each offering is sold.
The records are on many occasions are only visually graded. Please familiarize yourself with the grading scale located on the grading tab within any of the product listings, we strive to be conservative on visual grading.
These records are not Ultrasonically deep cleaned, if you want a 10 minute deep groove cleaning we do offer our deluxe cleaning service for a small per record fee, more details can be found on our Ultra Sonic Cleaning page. The records you order will be quickly hand cleaned before they are packaged off to you but that will not clean out any grime deep in the grooves.
These records will not ship with new inner and outer sleeves (unless you choose our Ultra Sonic Cleaning add-on at checkout) and may or may not have an original inner sleeve.
Thus we are being very conservative when grading these, usually grading lower than they actually are. Occassionally we will note some glaring issues, but cannot write full descriptions on everything or every record so please refer to the grading scale below. If you are overly concerned about visual condition stick with EX and above and you should be happy. Occasionally we'll use a grade range (ie: VG / VG+) for either vinyl or cover if condition is borderline and hard to stick in one category.NOTE: We do not grade or mention the condition of original printed inner sleeves (if the record has them).
Vinyl - only given to sealed records, or records we personally acquired new, opened them but never played. Of course since the record is sealed we cannot guarantee there are no pressing flaws or minor warping, and since all the sealed records we sell are out of print, we cannot except returns or exchanges on sealed records that have been opened.
Cover - is still sealed.
Near Mint (NM):
Vinyl - a unsealed record that looks nearly flawless.
Cover - may have light typical storage wear.
Vinyl - may have one or two light scuff marks but should play just as well as a NM record.
Cover - has some very minor cosmetic issue, like a light crease, light ring wear, nothing that is very noticeable.
Very Good Plus (VG+):
Vinyl - will look played, may have some scuffs and light surface marks / scratches. May have light surface noise such as pops, clicks and crackles but it should be occasional and not consistent and not overwhelming. May have light warping but it should not affect the play.
Cover - will have noticeable wear such as ring wear, minor seam splitting, writing on cover, creases, etc. Could be a couple items (not all) and they should not be major.
Very Good (VG):
Vinyl - will look VERY played, have lot of marks, scuffs, scratches (possibly deep), play with noticeable maybe even consistent background noise but is still listenable. May have warping but it should not affect play.
Cover - will have a couple cosmetic issues ring wear, seam splitting, writing on cover, creases, etc and it will be very pronounce.
Vinyl - will play but will have a lot of issues and have a lot of loud background noise. We will rarely list a record in this condition.
Cover - cover is damaged to a point where it is not usable to house a record. All the seams are split, the panels are moldy, major writing all over, etc. The only time we'll list a record with a cover in this shape is if it's rare or the record is in great shape.
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Rest assured, unlike MANY sellers and even large companies, we know how to ship vinyl (and LaserDiscs) correctly! We used high quality mailers, two to three cardboard stiffners and if the album you are buying is used it is shipped outside the cover to prevent damage to the seams in transit. When it comes to shipping LaserDiscs we don't always ship outside the cover as in transit seam wear is not as common. If you want your discs shipped outside the cover feel free to note that at checkout in the message box.
See our new shipping page HERE for all rates and information.Please note we no longer ship to the following:
Germany - because of your LUCID packaging registration requirements
UK (including Ireland & Scotland) - because of your Brexit VAT registration requirements