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How do you define "restored"?

By cottonm4

85 days ago

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    #8 85 days ago

    Restored is the equivalent to a frame off restoration on a car. Every part would need to tumbled, cleaned etc. If decals are worn new would be applied. NOS or replacment playfield installed. If theres damage to cabinet its repaired. Basically everything looks new. Doing a portion of the items above, such as "just" a playfield swap, can mean a game is partially restored.

    Many sellers are now listing games as restored that are really just shopped. Shopped means taking an original game that has been played regularly over its lifetime and cleaning it. Cleaning a game does not mean its restored.

    #21 85 days ago
    Quoted from whthrs166:

    Here is another one... Partially Restored same as: a Little Pregnant... Almost New.... It is either Restored or not. One or two word descriptions are usually a red flag right off the bat.

    Yeah fair enough. I just wouldn't consider a game with an original cabinet but with a new playfield to be considered shopped. Then again could it really be considered restored if the cabinet was just in average shape?

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