Our Grading System

Grading System

What are graded conditions?

We grade each of our products with letter grades: A is the highest and C is the lowest.
This grade reflects the cosmetic condition of the product and what you can expect when you purchase from different grading categories. Many of our customers have asked us for images and descriptions of the different cosmetic grades we offer. Below you will find the defintion for each grade.

Grade A

A Grade A unit is generally considered ‘very good’ or ‘like new.’ Please note that this does not mean that a product will come with OEM packaging. A Grade A cosmetic condition indicates that there may be very few and faint scratches or scuffs, if any. While a Grade A product will not be flawless, you should not expect to find any significant, noticeable cosmetic blemishes.

Grade B

For this cosmetic grade, cosmetic blemishes will be present and noticeable. These blemishes include scratches, scuffs, and nicks. Minor denting is possible, although this does not include large dents. Blemishes might occur more noticeably on areas that are not as often seen (such as the bottom of a laptop or desktop), but can be present on other areas of the machine. Keys may be slightly worn. A Grade B unit would be equivalent to a ‘good’ condition.

Grade C

This grade is an ‘acceptable’ condition. Cosmetic blemishes will be noticeable and can be large. This does include scratching, scuffing, chipping, and denting. A Grade C unit will function perfectly, despite any cosmetic issues. Keys may be worn enough that letters are not recognizable. Hinges or feet may be missing. Scratching and laminate problems may exist on the screen and bezel; LCD issues such as pressure marks or dead pixels are usually explicitly mentioned, although there is a chance that LCD issues may be present in a Grade C machine.