Audiopile hyperbole, reference, SOTA, ultimate and more...
This is not to be a put-down, just wanting to hear from my fellow Audiopiles on some of the hyperbole/over used non-tech terms used in advertising items on this site. It would seem that many of us in this wonderful hobby have taken "creative writing" courses.
And there is always the condition words...ie: Mint, Like-New, ___ hours or less,
This is to be fun, if you are offended...well then that is part of the fun.
I agree with the "smoke free" thought. I purchased an item that had the strongest cigarette smoke smell that I had no luck in getting out. Sold it at a loss and posted the info about it having a strong smoke smell as I wanted a/the Buyer to know what they were getting.
Posting this thread after only one day and it is mint, the ultimate reference thread, totally SOTA for audiopiles. I love it and you can read all the great reviews, its universally well-regarded, and on Stereopiles Recommended Threads List. Only selling because I am upgrading to the contact cleaner thread.
Words are just the personality of the seller and do help in general. I really just care about the piece being sold and do my own research anyway. In the end I am fine with all the different marketing copy and creativeness. If the seller is trusted and a long time member of superb standing, then I also trust the words regardless of all the subjective interpretations of meaning and motive. I see or interpret no warning signals by the words alone.