Quoted from DanQverymuch:
So you're saying that factory play testing is magically different somehow, wear-wise. Gotcha.
At the risk of using a cargument, a new car can have a not insignificant number of miles on it from test drives before being bought as new. Maybe they ought to call it TDUO?
I never compared wear from factory testing to post packaging removal wear. In fact I never mentioned the wear on the game. I’m talking about an unboxing value. A game in its original box is new. Once the box is opened it is not new.
How about a cargument for you. A new car can come with a dozen miles on it. But once it has been paid for and driven off the lot it looses value. Even if you don’t put any extra mileage on it, it is no longer a new product. The exception would be a car that is kept for decades and never driven, that becomes a collectors piece; it could become more valuable then a new car. But it is not New. Even at Barrett-Jackson auctions, an old car with its window sticker still in place and original plastic over the seat is not sold as a “new” car.
I don’t understand why people don’t seem to get this.