About my grading, well I think it is accurate, or it is for sure consistent. Which is why you are here to learn how I grade, so you know what you are getting, as everyone is different. On Ebay I have been using the same grading scale for 14 years and in sum total I have sold over 150,000 Transformer items on ebay, let alone what I have sold through my website. I encourage you to look through my feedback. Most of the few negatives are related to nonpayment, doesn't really seem fair.
As for how I grade, items are on a scale 1-100. This scale is reffered to as c80, c90, c100..... I am very familiar with grading comic books which is where I came up with my grading system. Bare in mind grading is not just the surface, in also includes the stickers, the joint tightness, tires and even weapons. Thus I rate each seperate in my auctions. My scale is as follows:
c100 gem mint brand new few are gem mint - 1 in 400 maybe
c95 near mint, perhaps 1-2 small flaws overall,
c90 excellent with very minimal wear still,
c85 very fine, shows light wear light wear
c75 very good
Virtually everything you will find on this site is c80 or better and most of that c90 and my auctions are general mix.
1. Is Wreck-Gar although the example is stickerless you can just look at him and say "perfect" c100.
2. Is Blurr you can barely see two spec's on his window, that's all the wear on his whole body c95.
3. Is Grapple if you strain you can see black on most of the corners and edges on the chrome, grade with mint paint and mint plastic c85
4. Is Prowl hard to see, but he has yellowed, now yellowing, like anything affects the grade, in this case c70-c80 depends on truely how yellow and how nice the rest is even if it is dead mint and yellow the best grade I would give it is c80.
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