Some aspects of this transaction were great, but I'm afraid I can't give positive feedback overall because of one issue in particular. The condition of the item was listed as 11, which means "New - Unopened factory shipment." However, what I received was an open box item which showed
signs of light wear (minor scratching on the pins). I would say that it rates a "7 - Good - 1 or 2 minor scratches, looks used but well maintained,"
or perhaps even an 8. It was obvious that the bananas had been used, if lightly.
When I pointed out the difference to the seller (i.e. that if I'd known that the item wasn't pristine, I wouldn't have offered the full asking price),
he responded only that this was the way he received them from his supplier, and that the item was still in new condition.
I'm not saying that I'd never buy from him again. His e-mails were prompt, and the item was shipped quickly and well-packed. However, next
time I would insist on seeing actual photographs of the item, instead of a stock photo as in this case. If there was *no* difference between
"new, unopened" and "very good", CAM wouldn't have distinct ratings. I think it's pretty clear that 11 isn't an accurate rating for a lightly worn,
open box item. I also think it's just as important for sellers to be accurate when describing inexpensive items as when rating expensive ones.