THE DEDICATED FOOL'S FAQ PAGE (That means Frequently Asked Questions, my friends.) Just ask and the Fool answers. Trained in the Wizardry arts, you tend to do that kind of thing.

WE TAKE TRADE-INS OF CDS, VINYL LPS & BOOKS: Here's how::: CDS, VINYL LPS & DVDS: Here's how:::

1. Email a list and your best guess at grading (see our grading list on this page). Or send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to The Fool with this list and grading.

2. The Fool will email you or send back your SASE with what he is willing to pay or give trade credit for...your choice...

3. If you like the prices, mail the records or CDS or DVDS via MEDIA MAIL at your local post office.

4. We check your items against your list and send you money or credit. That's it.

WHO OR WHAT IS THE DEDICATED FOOL??? The Dedicated Fool is a mail order/internet music emporium, where we carry one of a kind, rare, out of print, or just plain good and neglected music, books, VHS & DVDS and other cultural items.

WHAT IF I YOU HAVEN'T ANSWERED ALL MY QUESTIONS? Well you can always go to the Fool's email and get specific as you need to, and we will get back to you. Remember to be as specific as you can, name of item, your name, whatever you think will help...okay?

 

CONDITION, GRADING OF ITEMS

Sealed or Still Sealed. Means the album or compact disc or whatever is still inside the plastic shrink wrap that Americans cherish. Since we have no idea what the disc looks like, especially albums that are 20 or so years old, we take chances, don't we. But, mostly these are fine. After all Mr. Robinson told Benjamin that plastics was the future in the Graduate, and the future then is Now! If you see SS, it stands for Still Sealed.

Mint or Near Mint: Mint is about as perfect as an album gets, no mars, scratches, blemishes or any of that, center hole doesn't look used except once or twice. Since too many people get nuts about vinyl that is 20 or 30 years, we mostly call them NEAR MINT. Remember this is a visual grading. M or NM symbols

Very Very Good: Pretty close to Near Mint, but may have mars, discolorations, paper sliding marks, but no scratches or anything clinging to surface. Center hole may have a bit of wear and tear, but minor. V+ is the symbol for this.

Very Good: Pretty close to VERY VERY GOOD, but the mars, blemishes, discolorations seem a bit more, like it had been handled roughly. Maybe some hairline scratches, may have a bit of noise when played, but still, well, Very Good, especially considering they ain't making any more. V marks the spot.

Good: Well, like I said, they ain't making any more, and this may have some surface noise whether within the orig. pressing or have some scratches, not deep but visible. If deep, I play and keep or throw out accordingly. If you are like me and listen to music while doing other things, this may be fine for you, if you are an earphone or quiet room kind of gal, stick with Very Good and Up. G or G+

Fair or Poor: For vinyl, has a great cover, for compact disc, it probably will still play, and if we list it, we check it first so there's no skips or sticks. F or P.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE PAYPAL,

WE ACCEPT CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, CASH AND CREDIT CARDS, JUST EMAIL US AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE PAYING AND WE WILL GIVE YOU PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS AND HOLD THE ITEMS

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OUR SHIPPING FAQ'S or how to save money when you buy!!!

Here's how:

In USA, Albums are $5.00, whether you buy one or 100..in fact, once you pay a $5.00 shipping fee you can buy many lps, cds to add to your lps, 45's, cassettes or 8 tracks (yes we have some)...all go in one package at one $5.00 price for media mail.

in USA, CDS, 45's and most books are only $3.50 per order...one to one hundred again, all in the same box. These item(s) are shipped first class or most likely media mail depending on the weight.

OUTSIDE USA, please email us for shipping prices and BARGAINS. We actually pay shipping fees for you after the first item you pay for....each country differs, so please email and we will tell you what to add to paypal depending on what it will be....each country is different so we can't give you a set price until we email/talk to one another....and find your country's postal fees.

Books, posters, tee shirts are usually $3.50 each due to different weights and types of boxes...so if you order more, please email us for special pricing....thanks and if any of this is fuzzy, (God knows the post office can be obtuse)..PLEASE EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS ON SHIPPING, PACKING, SPECIAL PRICING, AND WE WILL GET RIGHT BACK TO YOU....thanks, RatherRuss

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE PAYPAL, WE ACCEPT CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, CASH AND CREDIT CARDS, JUST EMAIL US AND LET US KNOW HOW YOU ARE PAYING AND WE WILL GIVE YOU PAYMENT INSTRUCTIONS AND HOLD THE ITEMS YOU WANT..