I have a question in describe the degree of second hand goods. If we buy a brand new one, that is 100% new product. Please tell me what should I say properly that for something looks like as 90% new as the brand new's appearance.
Can it be "Nearly brand new"or "Almost brand new" ? I believe, it’s a sort of marketing strategy. When people see the word “brand new”, next to almost or nearly, their image changes, their willingness to buy the commodity increases .
[Neither a native English speaker, nor a teacher]
Last edited by LwyrFirat; 20-Sep-2007 at 04:37.
I wouldn't use 'nearly brand new', but 'nearly new' is fine. It's either brand new or not.
thank you, all.