Grading Question
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1
Author


Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3066
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Last Visit: Apr 30, 2015

Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:22 pm 
 

What is "fine" condition?  Is this equivalent to "fair"?   :?

 YIM  


Prolific Collector
Valuation Board

Posts: 682
Joined: Oct 13, 2003
Last Visit: Sep 13, 2019
Location: Denver, CO

Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:24 pm 
 

I avoid "fine" whenever possible, and use "excellent" just for this reason.  But for clarification, it is above very good and equivalent to excellent.

Plug for an anonymous person:


:wink:

  


Active Collector

Posts: 87
Joined: Aug 15, 2004
Last Visit: Aug 28, 2019

Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:26 pm 
 

No equivalance between them. "Fine" is as close to new as "Fair" is to trash.

One of the regular posters here has an excellent scale of collector grading on their website. I'm sure they'll jump in with more specifics.

  


Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3066
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Last Visit: Apr 30, 2015

Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:34 pm 
 

Thanks dark.  That one's been bothering me for a while.  I'm going to make up my own grading system (warning, sarcasm-o-meter has gone critical!  8O ) :

Uber L33t!!!  -- Perfect, as printed.*  
Wicked Awesome -- minor scuffs and dog-ears.
Near Mint -- a well played copy.  May have someone's name written inside.  Call them and offer to change their long-distance plan.
Good-For-Its-Age -- large tears, spine cracked, cover scuffed.  Sentimental value added at very little additional cost.
Gnarly -- Dog-chewed, Coke stains, cover missing.  Only minor cigarette burns.
Toxic -- This copy is on fire at the moment, or has been exposed to radioactive waste.  A "playing" copy.

*This condition does not actually exist, but is provided for theoretical purposes.

 YIM  

User avatar

Long-Winded Collector
Acaeum Donor

Posts: 3861
Joined: Feb 21, 2004
Last Visit: Jul 20, 2021
Location: Milford, Michigan

Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:31 pm 
 

Fine= Seller's way of getting out of condition description.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

New modules for your Old School game http://pacesettergames.com/

Everything Pacesetter at http://pacesettergames.blog.com/

 WWW  


Prolific Collector

Posts: 193
Joined: Nov 05, 2002
Last Visit: Jul 18, 2012
Location: Charleston, SC

Post Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:46 pm 
 

I always use "very nice" when I do not feel like grading the item. :)

 WWW  
Post new topic Reply to topic Page 1 of 1