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sr80i, how can I be sure its brand new?

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...I'm going to buy a sr80i, for which I saved up literally by eating less at lunch for a month. The store I'm buying have a pretty friendly returns policy, which makes me doubt. How can I be sure the cans I'm buying is not already bough, briefly used and returned by somebody else. Can I trust the grado sticker? can store stick a new sticker on a return?

 

I know a I'm being little too obsessive but please help me out.


Edited by NepWK - 12/7/11 at 11:57am
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Look for scratches on the cable and especially the jack.  Also smell the earcups.  If they smell really strong like rubber then they are more new than used.

 

In the end if they look and sound new, who cares if they actually are, right?  Sometimes a used Grado is better because the drivers have fully flexed.

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