this is not VsNYYC related
i have been reading a bit, and have noticed that there appear to be a few “flaws” in the current yoyo grading system on the BST. after thinking about it for awhile, i have a few questions as well as a few suggestions to make that could alleviate these issues. this is just a suggestion. please dont take my words as harsh or fact.
first off, how many of you would be o.k. with paying a few extra bucks for a confirmed smooth and mint yoyo that has a guaranteed working bearing and box from the BST? if not, your opinion is noted. some people could genuinely care less about these things.
for those of you who are interested, i suggest this. make a group of “testers” that all agree on a strict code of excellence for yoyos. the buyer would then ship the yoyo to said tester to be inspected prior to purchase. this inspection will not be free of course (though it shouldnt be more than 5-10$ and would be charged to the buyer), but would provide valuable insight to the buyer prior to purchasing a potentially questionable yoyo.
this inspection would cover ALL of a collectors normal qualifications of “mint”, but also cover the extensive specifics of “mint” yoyos such as vibe (in correlation to the run), ano flaws, bearing issues, etc. furthermore, if a seller refuses to send his or her yoyos to an inspector it would immediately show the buyer to be wary of the product(s) being sold.
this method is not without its flaws though. overall shipping time would be delayed due to these inspections, and a team of inspectors would have to be assembled and trusted by the populace for not only their yoyo knowledge, but also their integrity as people. it would also raise the cost of the yoyo by roughly 15-20$ with shipping included.
what do you guys and girls think of this? it is offered in most collectors markets, and with yoyoing on the rise, why not get ahead of the game and start it now?
please dont contribute if you have no valid issues, points, or questions. i know im asking for a miracle here.