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Brandon, UK
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Sun 13-Aug-00 10:30 PM

When we buy used equipment, there is always some type of grading system used to describe the condition it is in. Over the past few years, I've noticed that the grading system has been over-inflated. Is this a trend of things to come. How are we supposed to buy equipment if the description is not accurate?

Recently, I purchased a used Nikon F2AS, with orginal box, papers, and manual. The camera was described as being mint-. Because I've always wanted to get my hands on one, and this one even had the original box with it, I decided to ask "what does mint mean to you?" The reply I got was that the camera had minimal brassing, a small dent by the rewind knob, and was missing the pc sync cover. While this, to me, was not mint-, I went ahead and bought the camera. I couldn't pass up the opprotunity of getting this beauty with it's original box and paperwork.

So, I pose the question to everyone here. What kind of experiences have you had buying used equipment, and did it meet it's grading description?


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