BUYERS GUIDE TO ONLINE SHOPPING

What sellers say ...

What it really means ...

mint in box

item comes in a box, any box, with a mint candy

original seal

item is shrink-wrapped; someone did it, sometime

for sale by original owner

it was owned by someone, sometime

great shape

item resembles its original condition, well, sort of

selling part of a collection

cleaning house, getting rid of inferior items

nice item

item exists; it is "nice" versus "un-nice"

limited edition

somewhat less than 1 million copies were made

old store stock

item was sold in a store at one time

displayable

item looks okay when viewed from 20 feet away

well-loved

totally worn out

needs a new home

Item is not welcome here anymore!

item has playwear

war-torn; nuked; used as boat anchor or doorstop

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