A trend I've noticed in ads.

More and more, I'm seeing in Agon ads sellers listing a piece as "new" when it is clearly not. Just a note of caution to potential buyers.
I’ve noticed that also. I would hesitate to buy from a seller listing a piece as new when elsewhere in the ad it becomes obvious it is not new. Brand new, in use less than a year. Yes sir, gotta trust that seller!
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Nothing is as new unless it is in a sealed box the dudes on Audiogon over state the condition many times.Buyer beware!!!