Used Product Information
NEW PRODUCTS This is exactly what you should expect: NEW LEGOTM parts or instructions right out of the package, or factory-sealed sets and gear. There are a few things buyers should take note of when purchasing NEW products from ABC Bricks: * All NEW sets and gear are factory-sealed unless otherwise noted in the item's storefront listing. * NEW does not necessarily equal flawless factory packaging. On occasion there are minor dings and dents from the factory or source retailer. Please contact me if you would like to verify the packaging's condition prior to purchase. * Collectible minifigures are removed from their blind bags (1) for identification; (2) carefully assembled to avoid further scratches/damage and part loss; (3) and placed in new protective packaging. * I do not remove any minifigures from sealed sets. If a complete set is sold here at ABC Bricks, it remains originally sealed and in the condition in which it arrives, unless it is noted on the item page description. * Note that new parts do not equal flawless. Almost every LEGOTM part has very light scratches from rubbing against each other in factory packaging during shipment to their warehouse.
USED PRODUCTS Every item is a USED LEGOTM part, instruction, set, or gear that has been previously played with or otherwise handled beyond sorting. If a product doesn't source straight from a NEW set into the inventory, I list it as USED. I clean and disinfect all USED parts; then remove any items that do not meet the criteria and list the remaining. ABC Brick's criteria for USED parts includes: * Used-New: If you didn't know the part's source, it looks so clean you'd assume it's new. Includes only very light scratches from rubbing against other parts in factory packaging. Rarely allocated. * Used-Good: Includes common play wear (e.g., minor scratches and dings from wear, but nothing aggregious such as bite marks, gouges, ripped stickers, damaged studs, or other issues that would affect building. Bottom line, I would use this item. * Used - Acceptable: These have noticeable issues as described in the item's listing. Not poor enough to make the recycle bin, but not a part I would normally use, either. Best used as a placeholder or in a hidden area of your build. * Trash Bin (Recycle): You never see parts with bite marks, stud damage, significant discoloration, warped, torn stickers, and other issues that would interfere with play and display. I recycle this with my local refuse company.
Many of the pieces listed here are listed from older sets, such as the Passenger Plane #7893 Launched in 2006. These pieces have been in storage- in a smoke-free environment and inspected carefully prior to listing. If a part is warped or discolored, it is recycled as above and listed accordingly to the condition it is in. I try very hard to eliminate "bad" pieces- any pieces I wouldn't use in my building but if you receive a piece you are not happy with, please contact me and let's work it out.Last Updated: 1 Dec 2018