Condition Guidelines

  • BookMonster has 5 quality grades for used books, and 4 for used music CDs and movie DVDs.
  • Please check the quality of the used items you wish to sell, considering all the points listed in the table below for each item individually.
  • We reserve the right to change the quality grading of an item upon arrival if it does not match the one you indicated during checkout.
  • We will not buy Ex-library (including items withdrawn/discarded/sold from a library or public institution), BCE (book club edition), Advanced Copy, Uncorrected Proofs, POD titles, or items marked "Not for Resale/Not to be Resold" or items with an open/scratched access code (damaged/revealed/not sealed) or without any original supplements that came with the books.
  • If an item has one of the unacceptable conditions, it will not be accepted.

Book

First Impression Cover/Spine Pages and their Top, Bottom and Outer Edges
Like New Unread No discoloration
No tears
No scuff marks
No damage to the corners of the book itself or on hardback dustcovers
No discoloration
No tears
No stains
No folds
No writing
No underlining
No signs of wear
Very Good Looks new No discoloration
No tears
Minimal scuff marks
No damage to the corners of the book itself or on hardback dustcovers
No discoloration
No tears, no stains
No folds, no writing
No underlining
Some signs of having been read
Good Has been read Slight discoloration
Limited signs of wear
No tears
Minimal scuff marks
No damage to the corners, hardback dustcover missing
Slight discoloration No tears
No stains, folds on no more than 5 pages
Writing and underlining on no more than 5 pages
Some signs of wear
Acceptable Readable Badly discolored
Worn
Minimal scuff marks
Corners damaged ½ inch or less,h
Hardback dustcover missing
Discolored
No tears
Writing or underlining on no more than 10 pages
Folds and stains on no more than 10 pages
Worn

CD/DVD

Disc Jewel cases/Packaging Cover art/Liner notes
Like New No scratches No cracks, no damage No damage, no tears
Very Good No scratches Slight cracks, signs of wear Limited signs of wear
Good Slight scratches Slight cracks, signs of wear Readable
Acceptable Slight scratches Considerable cracks, worn packaging Readable