Posted: May 12, 2010 3:29 pm
technically no, it's not mint. And yes, it should be noted. However, there are cut-outs that were never played or even removed from their sleeves that have cut-out holes, so it could be very clean otherwise. The playing surface could be close to mint. The real problem here though is this, Any puncture of the plastic after the record was originally pressed has the potential to turn into a crack somewhere down the line. For this reason, I will not pay the same money for a cut-out that I would pay for a stock copy. I also would not pay the same for a promo or a styrene copy. Styrene... the devil's plastic.