turning things around, i can see myself being more mindful of my descriptions while selling due to the very fact that it does not matter to me and does to others. the best bet is a no questions asked refund policy, and an upfront assay of all the obvious flaws without hiding anything. of course, it makes sense to highlight what is truly special about the pen.
a recent facebook sale ad falls in this category: a honest seller admitted the 400 pelikan she had up for sale had a barrel stain which she said was taken into account for the pricing; the highlight however was the wonderful broad flex nib of which she provided a writing sample. i was tempted to buy the pen simply because of her honesty.