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  • Originally posted by Turboellis View Post
    Why don't people put their LPs back in the sleeves!!?!?!
    At least they did take them out. These days most don't even have the shrink wrap opened.

    "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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    • If you *know* how to open shrink wrap, then at least do the decent thing and tell the rest of us how to get in there ...
      "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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      • Originally posted by Turboellis View Post
        If you *know* how to open shrink wrap, then at least do the decent thing and tell the rest of us how to get in there ...
        It's not easy. Sometimes it's so tight there's nowhere to slide the knife in. When I were a lad nothing was shrink-wrapped. I'm not sure when it started over here but I don't recall stuff being shrink-wrapped in the 90s.
        "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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        • It really is almost more damaging to try and get the shrink off than if there was none at all. I usually put the LP on a flat surface and stretch the shrink in different directions with both hands until it splits (the shrink, not the flat surface) ...
          "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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          • Heat & friction. Rub the edge of the sleeve across your thigh, semi vigorously. The seam will open. Practice with crappier records (e.g. jazz) before attempting something serious, like an original sealed psych prog monster.
            Dave Lee Roth, I Too Am Running With This Devil Of Which You Speak (sic)

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            • Originally posted by Milesago View Post
              Rub the edge of the sleeve across your thigh, semi vigorously. The seam will open. Practice with crappier records.
              Also, practise with crappier trousers - corduroy is not good, neither is velour. A heavyweight denim should suffice.

              Out of interest, of the 21 pages on this thread - has even a single record been matched with a sleeve?

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              • I doubt it, but there's always unrealistic hope, isn't there?
                "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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