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 Post subject: "mint" condition
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 10:38 pm 
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If a seller advertises "mint condition" - I think that "mint" is like something that came out of the factory: original & flawless.

Does a refinished radio qualify as "mint" -however nice?

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 Post subject: "mint" condition
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 11:01 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 11:05 pm 
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SmoothOscillator wrote:
Does a refinished radio qualify as "mint" -however nice?

I've heard it used acceptably for restored vehicles, so the precedent suggests it can be used for radios.

New and untouched, I'd probably use the word "pristine."


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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
PostPosted: Mar Thu 08, 2018 11:35 pm 
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Well I think a mint coin is one that was never circulated. So 'mint condition' is the proper term, like new, but not new.
I would suggest a refurbished radio could be called pristine, if it looks really sharp and new. But don't let me decide.
Sellers are generally clueless from what I see, and I'm not sure why I just wasted 2 minutes thinking about how they write their ads. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
PostPosted: Mar Sat 10, 2018 2:09 am 
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How about "minty". Ran across that a few times, Just what the H does that mean?


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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
PostPosted: Mar Sat 10, 2018 8:46 am 
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Greetings to the Forum:

Now here is an example of "mint" condition:

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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
PostPosted: Mar Sat 10, 2018 12:53 pm 
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To add to Kestas' automobile condition description, from the Wiki:

"Often, the competitiveness of a Concours d'Elegance forces restoration of a vehicle to surpass "mint" condition. Mint condition would be the state of the vehicle when it originally left the factory. Concours-quality cars are often given upholstery, paint, plating, and mechanical restoration to a standard far exceeding that of the car when it was new".

Funny that some cars are flawed when they leave the factory. JD Powers initial product quality survey knows this.
Mint is a condition very difficult to attain and to sustain.
It would invite obsessive-compulsive behavior in some individuals. For me. perfection isn't worth the stress and anxiety it creates. Nothing that I own is 'mint', but I still enjoy them for what they are.


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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
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I consider the term meaningless in online sales and would rather have good photos, instead. Unless you have something like coins with specific grading rules. And even in the instance that there are rules about what terms mean, some may use different terms that sound just as good but skirt the defined standards.


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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
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Did you ever notice that the radios you buy online never look as good as the photos do?

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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
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Yeah, you have to look closely for the imperfections...

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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
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the minty smell is the solvents drying in the new stain. We go to an Antique Mall
and some booths are really bad with freshly stained things put out too soon, and not finished to a shine.

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Jeffrey, apologies if you found the joke inappropriate or offensive.
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 Post subject: Re: "mint" condition
PostPosted: Mar Thu 15, 2018 11:05 am 
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SmoothOscillator wrote:
If a seller advertises "mint condition" - I think that "mint" is like something that came out of the factory: original & flawless.

Does a refinished radio qualify as "mint" -however nice?


Jeff, I have often seen "mint original condition", to indicate that it is untouched.


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