Each person's definition of each description of condition of a pony is subjective. My idea of an excellent condition pony may only be good to someone else. Disparity in income, length of time collecting, and size of the collection can also make a difference. I try my best to take many pictures, describe known flaws (anything that would make a pony look less than displayed in climate control for it's existence), and I'm always happy to double check with sight and more photos on request. When I'm the buyer I consider it to be my responsibility to determine the condition of the pony before I purchase. It helps that I'm considered below poverty level in income. I can't be as choosy. Plus, I like a pony with a story. (Not on the level of the famous cat pee pony, but a rub, small mark, or hoof initials) They are toys after all. My question, if you got this far, is who do you consider responsible for verifying the condition of the ponies you buy. Do you read a description and just assume that it's correct according to your own personal definition of quality terminology, or do you make sure it's what you want by asking for more pictures and descriptions? This has always been a question for me since the slightest odor, that the previous owner may not have even noticed, can trigger my ptsd in a bad way. I've also purchased ponies from reputable sellers only to find that, in my opinion, the ponies were not as pictured and described. That I had grossly overpaid. I still consider it to be on me as the buyer, unless I was specifically told otherwise, (I.e. this pony has no haircuts, and when it arrives low and behold, haircut) I'm also only referring to ponies bought on an individual basis, not by the lot. I'm not complaining. I'm not upset with anyone here. I don't want to cause any trouble or problems. I, however, would love to hear from all of you about this. Your opinions and advice are very valuable to me in helping to best insure that all my sales, purchases and trades go smoothly and that all parties involved end up satisfied. One last thing. I do try to make sure that I let buyers know that ponies are purchased "as is". I also, will always try to do what I can to create a solution to any issues a buyer might have. "Treat others the way that you want them to treat you"