Difference between a scuff and a scratch?

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  • DarkAgent 10 Sep 2005 21:37:39 61 posts
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    Can somebody please tell me the difference between a scoff (or scuff?) and a scratch? I've noticed quite a few ebay items being described as: a few light scuffs, but no scratches and otherwise mint. What the hell does that exactly mean? :/

    Also, when would a disc be considered mint and when would it be considered in "excellent condition"?
  • Teeth 10 Sep 2005 21:39:34 7,987 posts
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    A scuff is like if you dragged a bit of fine sandpaper over the thing, and a scratch is like if you drew a pin across it a bit.

    scuff = light but wide
    scratch = thin but deep

    scuff = probably not a big problem for most new players
    scratch = could be a skipping problem there, difficult to work around without some serious work

    Edited by Teeth at 21:49:42 10-09-2005
  • Teeth 10 Sep 2005 21:43:30 7,987 posts
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    Cubic mints! I think you're on to something there.
  • Teeth 10 Sep 2005 21:43:49 7,987 posts
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    Well, I can't use the PS2, or the DS, so... yes, I suppose I am!
  • Teeth 10 Sep 2005 21:47:36 7,987 posts
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    Yeah, all right. Eve's about to use the PC though, so I won't be on for about ten minutes. add me: alex at psychicteeth dot co dot uk :)
  • DarkAgent 10 Sep 2005 21:53:22 61 posts
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    Can t-shirts cause either scuffs or scratches?

    Anyway, I received a game disc from an ebay seller recently, and while it didn't have any scratches on it, it did have several scuffs (so several batches of light scratches basically). You can't feel them (they're light, not deep), and the game runs fine, but let's say I decide to sell it later on..... what kind of condition could I state it as? And is there anything I could do to get rid of them??
  • Teeth 10 Sep 2005 22:11:28 7,987 posts
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    the last one to spill something on the biscuit has to chow down on it, like a good little public school boy :)
  • DarkAgent 11 Sep 2005 09:35:54 61 posts
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    Interestingly, I can't really see the scuffs under normal light, its only when I turn on a lamp that they come into view. :/
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