hdale7 Posted March 2, 2011 Report Share Posted March 2, 2011 I use Marble Alan's site for grading conditions. I'm researching and watching similar mibs on Ebay so I know what to start them out at on Sunday and I'm about ready to pull my hair out. Especially in the clambroth category. A few from a certain seller say Mint and I can see very minimal damage/wear in the photos. Another seller is using good and near mint minus and has the most listed, several. How can this be good condition? http://cgi.ebay.com/Clambroth-Rare-Handmade-Marble-Germany-9-10-Inch-S236-/160506467787?pt=Marbles&hash=item255eee55cb#ht_7598wt_1136 No matter how you look at it neither side is near mint. How is this near mint minus: http://cgi.ebay.com/Clambroth-Rare-Handmade-Marble-Germany-3-4-Inch-S239-/140478340629?pt=Marbles&hash=item20b5295e15#ht_6544wt_1136 I see bruises, large chip, bunch of fractures. Oh well, just venting and after viewing how other people grade and I'm trying to go by an ethical standard and use 10x loupe I'll just list my clambroths as near mint minus though I feel in comparison to how all the other clambroths are graded on ebay I should use near mint plus. If the person is a member here or reads this, I'm sorry but your grading sucks. How do others grade here? Do you intentionally grade to be on the safe side like I do, super exact and maybe have to deal with someone who isn't happy with your grading even if you are in the right, or push the envelope since people seem to like the words, mint? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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