Shrinkwrapped X10 Red Arrow, Black Shield - with a twist...
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Post Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 1:32 pm 
 

Hi all,

While I'll happily accept any appraisals/estimates of this items value, that's not really what I'm looking for.

I'm posting because I have a copy of X10 which I'm selling on my website.  I bought it as a shrinkwrapped copy and believe it to be new and unused.  It arrived in shrinkwrap with 2 bands of clear plastic tape wrapped around it.  I'm pasting in my description from my store page:
NM (Shrinkwrapped): looks new and unopened, but edges of wrap are cracked and clear packing tape has been wrapped around it


I'm also pasting in the link to the specific page where the item is listed.
http://www.freewebs.com/mikesmagicalmen ... odules.htm

You can find links to photos there.

My question to you all is this.  Should I continue to list it as is - assuming it is new and the tape was just added to protect the item.  Or should I bite the bullet, tear off the plastic and investigate it to insure it is a new unused copy?  

My sense of ethics tells me I should open and investigate, but I believe that could cost me with regard to resale.  Will I really lose value by taking the plastic off, or because the tape is present and edges are cracked have I already lost that value?

Fire away! I'm curious to see what you think.


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Post Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 2:33 pm 
 

From the pictures, it looks to me like the shrink is loose.  Is it tight around the module or on the looser side?

If its loose, I would probably think its been reshrunk but I am not an expert on shrink.

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Post Posted: Fri May 04, 2007 3:42 pm 
 

It's tight for the most part, but I think that could be due to the clear packing tape.  There is a band of tape wrapped around the horizontal center line and another wrapped around the vertical center line.


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Post Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 1:33 pm 
 

Thanks for the feedback and questions.  This copy has been sold as-is to a fully informed buyer who read about it in this thread.  Thanks again!


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