Don't know.I have an older Shimano Torium 30 that a friend bought and took on one boat ride.He didn't like the ocean and won't go back out.It's still basically brand new and not a scratch on it.I consider it new myself.
I totally get what your saying! However with bigger reels and rods, some folks only go on one trip a year. If they decide to change to a different brand or type of equipment and want to sell the one they don't need. it can truly be as new. Also good close pictures can tell the tale. . Just thought I'd defend my "as new Mak 30".
if you bought a reel from the store new in box then you. take it home out of the box. is it still new? That is what some people are asking on here. If you take it on a boat ride never fished unscratched is it still new?
atleast when a description is given people can decide for themselves if it is new.
but anyone getting to picky about the language or description could just go to the store to buy brand spanking new. that would solve some issues
no. it’s flat out lying. dont waste somebody’s time driving to see that an item is not as described or screw someone over. just be honest and get fair value for your stuff. don’t be a dick. it’s pretty simple.
Despite clear definitions for the words "new" and "used", people have a tendency to manipulate the definitions to justify a position.
Some examples were given, and viewpoints were shared, but since we don't live in a black and white world, the best we can do (as someone previously mentioned) is rely upon good quality photos and faithful descriptions with a sprinkling of trust and then let the buyer/seller decide upon themselves if it's something they'd be interested in pursuing.
If it has been on the water...it is used especially if it was a sport boat. Saltwater spray from the ocean or wash down can cause issues. If there is line on it...it is used. Just state on 1 or two boat rides and call it looks “Like New” rather than “New”.
Honesty goes a long way and most people can tell anyway.
Some funny ones recently with 100s of yards bunched up in the middle of the spool posted as “New”.