Grade Records Like A Vinyl Junkie

Hi Sellers! As you already know, grading records is a complex science – maybe not as complex as algebra – but you get what we mean.

At Discogs, we are committed to helping you, in as many ways as possible, get your record grading right. That’s why our Database expert and jack-of-all-record-trades, Diognes_The_Fox, has been creating some magic blog posts to help our community of Sellers step up their game.

Grading the records you are about to sell is essential to your customer satisfaction, and it will also save you some prospective headaches.

By this point, you should already be convinced about the importance of good grading skills, so now it’s time to do some reading:

  1. Grading Tips Part 1: Lighting
  2. Play Grading Records: Success Through Listening
  3. Record Grading Tips All Collectors Should Know

If you feel like reading a bit more about this subject, there are more resources available at Discogs that will help you with any doubts that you might have while grading items for sale. The holy grail of grading guidelines can be found here: How To Grade Items.

Getting help from the community is also a good idea, so if you get stuck with grading an item, check to see if the issue has been addressed by the community in our Forums.

That’s it! We hope these resources will help you in the complicated, yet rewarding, path of record grading. Namaste, Sellers!


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