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COSMETIC GRADING EXPLAINED

All Gsm Club devices listed for sale are 100% fully functional.  Our highly-trained technicians inspect and grade the cosmetic appearance of each device to indicate the device is in Excellent, Good, Fair, or Poor cosmetic condition.  We conduct an extensive 65-point functional examinations on Excellent and Good-rated devices.  This includes all internal and external functions including buttons, battery, SIM card, camera and LCD screen. We only approve devices that score a 100%.  We then clean and buff each device before running it through a second 65-point test to confirm appearance and ensure 100% functionality.

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We grade the cosmetic appearance of the device to properly price each device for sale and to explain the condition of the device to the buyer.  We typically use a 1-5 scale with one being Excellent Condition and 5 representing a device that will be broken down for parts or recycled. Below is a breakdown of the top 3 grades.

  1. Grade A Stock

These devices are pre-owned/reconditioned and in EXCELLENT condition. Cosmetically the phone will be in like new condition, with no scratches, cracks or scuffs to the screen or casing.  It includes extensive testing to ensure that all products have been professionally restored to working order.

These devices are pre-owned/reconditioned and in GOOD condition.  Cosmetically the product will show some signs of use, including a few minor scratches to the screen and casing. It won’t have cracks on the screen or casing.  It includes extensive testing to ensure that all products have been professionally restored to working order.

    2. Grade B Stock

    3. Grade C Stock

These devices passed our 65-point functional test, yet fully functional. Screens and displays might show signs of wear and tear and some thin line scratches.

Additionally the cases will show some sign of usage such as scratches and minor dings.

    4. Grade D Stock

These devices passed our 65-point functional test, yet fully functional. Screens and displays might have heavy scratches.

Additionally the cases will have medium to heave scratches, dings and chips.

    5. Grade PTG Stock

These devices will power on and have good LCD.