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Title: Product and Packaging Grading Scale

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In order to reduce the amount of time that users must spend when listing products for sale and to standardize the way item conditions are reported, the following Product and Package Grading Scale was created.

Users are advised to consult this document when selecting a grading code for listed items, or, when considering the purchase of products from the TroveStar Classified Marketplace.

C-10 Mint Brand New: In a pristine box that is devoid of any dealer or store applied pricing, unused and unblemished products with all of the original parts, accessories, packaging materials (including, where applicable, any factory applied pricing and/or plastic shrink wrap), and user guides and/or instruction sheets (where applicable).

C-9 Factory New: Encompassing factory shrink wrapped sets that are missing factory applied price tags, individual models from shrink wrapped set breakups, plastic jewel-boxed models missing factory applied price tags, and open boxed kits with factory sealed parts bags, brand new products that may exhibit slight evidence of factory rubs, the slightest evidence of handling and/or having been test run at the factory, with all of the original parts, accessories, packaging materials, user guides and/or instruction sheets (where applicable), and a clean box that may exhibit very slight evidence of having been shipped or stored, but is devoid of any dealer or store applied pricing.

C-8 Like New: Complete with all of their original parts and accessories, these products may exhibit slight signs of aging and/or had their factory supplied couplers and/or wheel-sets replaced with aftermarket upgrades. Suitable as collection fillers, or for running or assembly, encompassing newly assembled kits and super-detailed or upgraded models, these products are often shipped in shopworn or replacement boxes, with or without dealer or store applied pricing.

C-7 Excellent: Typically shipped in shopworn or replacement boxes, or devoid of any factory original packaging, complete and original products that may show signs of aging and/or having been displayed and/or run, these products are suitable for running or assembly, rather than collecting.

C-6 Very Good: Typically devoid of any factory original packaging, these products have been used, may exhibit minor scratches or paint chips, and might have been modified and/or had replacement and/or aftermarket parts applied.

C-5 Good: Typically devoid of any factory original packaging, these products have been heavily used, may exhibit scratches or minor paint loss and/or discoloration, and might have been modified and/or had replacement and/or aftermarket parts applied.

C-4 Fair: Typically devoid of any factory original packaging, these products have been heavily used, may exhibit scratches or moderate paint loss and/or discoloration, are missing parts, and might have been modified and/or had replacement and/or aftermarket parts applied.

C-3 Poor: Devoid of any original packaging, these products have been heavily used and damaged, are missing parts, and might have been modified and/or had replacement and/or aftermarket parts applied.

C-2 Restoration Candidate: Completion restoration required, these products are potential parts donors.

C-1 Junk: Products only suitable for their parts or salvage value.

Note: In extremely rare instances, deviations from this established grading scale (e.g., packaging condition) will be noted in the product details section of a listing. With this in mind, the item specifics should always be thoroughly reviewed in advance of purchase.


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