Well, as the title suggests i have had numerous bad experiences with Discogs over the last Month and i just don't get it... I am after a copy of New Musik A To B , so bought one off a fairly new seller who had a bout 60 positive feedbacks and the record was graded NM/NM. It arrived with a damaged cover (VG at best) and the record was covered in green looking powder and riddled with hairlines so again more VG. I contacted the seller and he/she got really annoyed with me. I was able to sell the record at a bit of a loss to a friend who didn't mind the condition. I then went about buying another copy, so i contacted a few sellers and said that i was after a copy that not only looked NM but also played NM. A nice guy replied with an adequate answer and so i bought the record. It turned up Saturday and the cover was bent and the inner printed sleeve was torn. Again this was advertised as Media Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-) Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+) sleeve close to nm- I shall be returning the record. I have since bought a copy from Japan so maybe in the next 6 months i might have a copy of this that is acceptable. So lets hope 3rd time lucky. I also bought a copy of Yazoo - Up Stairs At Eric's. Got it from a guy i had bought from before. Again it was advertised as NM/NM. It arrived at it was VG+/VG+ at best. Contacted the guy and he said he had sent me the wrong copy (he had 2 copies) but he had sold the other copy over the weekend. I got a full refund on that purchase so i went about getting another. I contacted several sellers again to make sure i was going to end up with the right copy. Bought a UK Musitech copy. It arrived and the seller has sent me a German Mute copy. I could go on... about another 4/5 purchases i have made where the vinyl has been way over graded. What is it with Discogs sellers. Everyone thinks they are suddenly vinyl know-alls!! Surely Discogs should insist on higher standards. I have even tried contacting sellers with really high feedback, say 1000+ and asked if the item has been play tested and in 99.9% of the time i get a snotty answer like - we don't have time to play test our records they are sold on visual grading only. The buyers i have bought from have had 100% feedback so i just can only think that there are people buying vinyl out there that don't really care what they buy!! I could SCREAM!!!!!!!!!! Rant over but anyone else feel my pain or have any other tips when it comes to Discogs? please feel free to tell your horror stories... PS... on a side note i took a risk on a copy of Heaven 17 - Luxury Gap from eBay for £5 as the seller said it was immaculate and it arrived and i can say I don't think the record has ever been out of the thicker card stock printed inner.