hi all - help me settle a debate between me and wifey! i say "mint" condition means the item is just like new. in other words, if i handed it to you, you would not be able to tell i just took it out of the box. no scratches, dings, scuff marks, etc. however, it has been used in day-to-day activities. she says "mint" condition means brand-spankin' new, never been used, etc. in other words, no human hands have ever touched or operated the thing. so...who is right? vote for ted!