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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveu View Post
    I have a question in describe the degree of second hand goods. If we buy something brand new, that is a 100% new product. Please tell me what I should [I] say for something that looks like it's 90% of brand new appearance.
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    You could say,

    It's hardly been used.

    It's only been used once/twice/a couple of times/a few times/etc

    It's just like new.

    Others likely can provide more examples.

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    Re: ?% new...

    Quote Originally Posted by iloveu View Post
    I have a question in describing the degree of second hand goods. If we buy a brand new one, that is 100% new product, please tell me what I should properly say for something that/which looks like as 90% new as the brand new's appearance.
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    Hello, there.(not a teacher)
    Last edited by albertino; 20-Sep-2007 at 04:32.

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    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 .




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    Last edited by LwyrFirat; 20-Sep-2007 at 04:37.

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    I wouldn't use 'nearly brand new', but 'nearly new' is fine. It's either brand new or not.


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    thank you, all.

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