HOW WE RATE THE CONDITION OF PRODUCTS
Here's a simple guide to how we rate the condition of items.New
Simple! A brand new itemAs-new
this is one we use often. With many of our “pre-owned” items, they have never actually been removed from the box or run at all (unless by us for pictures). We therefore class them in the “as-new” category.
An item which may have been test run or run in only. Everything is essentially new looking, with no marks to the finish.
Essentially the same as mint, except that the model may have been run for a slightly longer period of time. It will usually refer to items that have a mint exterior also.
Very near mint/near mint
An item which is almost in “mint” condition, however we may go on to explain that there is a tiny scratch or slight imperfection (usually unnoticeable and very minor)
An item which usually may have one or two minor faults, such as a missing piece or neat repair. We will always explain our reasoning behind an excellent
This can mean an item has a number of faults, but overall is very good in appearance. Again, we will always describe any issues