|It is a fancy word... FLAGS should raise if..|
Message #15 Posted by Mike on 12 July 2003, 9:56 p.m.,
in response to message #14 by Raymond Del Tondo
that doesn't mean much. I use it occasionally but always in conjunction with Excellent or Mint in describing something like contacts and such.
I don't think pristine is a level of overall quality. Just my opinion.
"Really super-dooper" isn't a level of overall quality either.
It is interesting that people use "Near Mint" which really means "Not Mint." Why not just say "Excellent" rather than "Not Mint?" It is to give the impression that it is Mint, when it really is Not.
But the really odd one is when people do things like:
"This would be Mint, if it were not for the 2 dents and the name scratched on the back." Now this kind of use of Mint is ridiculous. But it happens all the time.
A Flag should go off when people use Mint. If someone says Mint and then doesn't say why it's, you better count on it NOT being Mint. This is especially true of people that don't sell many HPs.
I have bought "Mint" and "Like New" from people that just don't have a clue.
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Edited: 12 July 2003, 10:08 p.m.