why not take a cue from some 'real collectors'... like those who are into barbie dolls and the like: NRFB as in, ''never removed from box''.
now these are cats who know how to grade their collectables. c'mon. let's take it to the next level! e-RICHIE living ''outside the box''
On Sun, 13 Jan 2002 21:58:05 EST GandJFahey@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 1/13/02 5:23:30 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> LouDeeter@aol.com writes:
> > Grade:
> > NIP: New in original packaging.
> > NOS: New, unused, old stock.
> > NEW: New, unused, recent production.
> Wouldn't it be better to just always use the word "unused" for
> something that
> is unused, but old? New Old Stock isn't too bad of a term, but NIP
> which is
> "New in original packaging" can be misleading to some people. Most
> CR folks
> know what it means, but someone buying an NIP part online might
> expect their
> part to be a 2002 model. Nowhere in "NIP" does it say anything
> about being
> old stock.
> "Unused" is self-explanatory, but "new' can mean different things to
> different people.
> Just my 2 Euros.
> Glenn Fahey