I am an adult collector who takes meticulous care of the items in my possession.
I am only interested in trading for games that are brand new, or truly in excellent to mint condition. If it wouldn't meet my standards to buy it off a store shelf I don't want to trade for it.
I am honest with my condition grading, and I check every item thoroughly before closing a deal. If I find unexpected scratches etc. I report them and let you decide if you still want the item. Please give me the same courtesy.
An excellent condition game should look as good as the day it was bought.
-No scratches on discs.
-Under no circumstances should a game disc be "resurfaced."
-If the game comes in a cardboard box it should have damn near perfectly square corners and edges everywhere.
-A boxed game must be shipped in a stronger box to keep it from getting smashed.
-No tears, folds, creases, wrinkles or greasy fingerprints on boxes, manuals, cartridge stickers, or DVD case inserts.
-Unopened games should be in factory folded and sealed shrinkwrap -- not the bogus resealed shrinkwrap courtesy of your local EB or Gamestop.
-The game should not smell like smoke, piss, food or anything but paper and plastic.