As a collector myself, I have a very high expectation for what a quality pony should look like and be represented as. It frustrates me when I am shopping to see an item listed as 'Excellent' condition, when the item in the photo is clearly mangled. I feel that I owe my customers a commitment to integrity and quality. The Ponies I list through e-bay have been carefully hand inspected, washed one at a time, and then combed and styled for an optimum display appearance. This takes time, and effort, so I may charge a little more for a pony that is truly of superior quality because I can vouch for the fact that it is completely worth that price.
I try to avoid selling ponies that have any permanent damage, however, all of the 'Very Good' class ponies will have a flaw. Maybe a stain on their leg, maybe a scratch or a scar. Please read the description CAREFULLY to make sue that it is something you want. I remove all washable flaws, so I'm not going to mention a mark if it isn't there to stay.
However, if it has a flaw and I still choose to sell it, I can promise it still has beautiful qualities. Especially good hair counts for a lot.
Additionally, a huge factor on quality is the hair. I do NOT list a pony as Mint if it has bad hair. EVER. A MINT condition pony is a like new pony that is perfect. Hair will reflect this.
My specific criteria is as follows.All of my Ponies are ranked, Mint, Excellent, and Very Good.
Mint: A pony that has every appearance of being BRAND NEW. No flaws, perfect hair. Perfect.
Excellent: A pony that is fantastic, lovely, and only has one or two flaws. The overall condition of the pony shows as beautiful and is excellent.
Very Good: A pony with noticeable and clear flaws. Still has an overall presentation of being only lightly used, and compensates for flaws with other good qualities.
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