About condition evaluation

This site evaluates the condition of products on a 5-point scale using stars.

  • ★★★★★ (5 stars): This is an unused item called mint condition or dead stock. In addition, it is evaluated that the workmanship as a product is excellent without penetration, paint splashing, etc. ★5 ratings are rarely given.

  • ★★★★☆ (4 stars): Nearly unused condition with almost no traces of cutlery or traces of long-term use. This also applies to unused items with slight penetration or paint splashes. It's what's commonly referred to as a "beautiful product".

  • ★★★☆☆ (3 stars): Traces of household use can be seen. Cutlery marks, scratches, and scuffs are common signs of wear and tear from household use. Vintage items are basically rated as ★3 the most.

  • ★★☆☆☆ (2 stars): Paint loss, scratches, cutlery marks, dirt, penetration, chipping, etc. can be clearly confirmed. There is no problem in use, but it is an evaluation considering the appearance. The price will inevitably be cheaper. It is easy to use for everyday use.

  • ★☆☆☆☆ (1 star): Clear defects such as large scratches, large chips, and conspicuous stains are confirmed. Basically, we do not post them as products, but in rare cases, we may handle ★1 products as outlet products.

See the following pages for more information on terms such as paint loss, cutlery marks and intrusions.

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