Originally Posted by EchoFourTwelve
also, "almost new"...that's like saying "almost pregnant" you either are or you're not.
There's nothing wrong with "like new". But what's. "new"? Still at the retailer, in the box and never opened and/or touched, used to check functionality, gamed once or twice, non-upgraded painted or modified, never seen the light of day, etc?
New to me is gone as far as purchased, function tested, placed back in box, maybe handled a few times to show people.
Like new is upgraded, modified perhaps, used two or three times but not enough to put any hard use on it, kept clean and undamaged.
Signs of ware equals not new or like new, unless it's from basic handling or maybe you bumped it. If it's from functioning then it's been used enough to forego the like new out of it.