This week, let's look at, 'Fair,' and what parameters need to be met for your device to qualify.

Condition: Fair
Smartphones, tablets, and laptops in 'Fair' condition are devices that while fully functional, look like they're not. Deep scratches on the screen that could, over time, lead to cracks? Fair condition. Heavy denting to the frame that looks like you dropped your phone in the garbage disposal, retrieved it, and fumbled it into a Cuisinart? Fair condition. Severe scratching to the case and screen that looks like you used your phone to defend against a pack of feral cats? Fair condition.  

Additionally, phones that would otherwise be categorized as 'Flawless' or 'Good' but have minor functionality or aesthetic problems such as a stuck button or cracked back plate will be downgraded to Fair to compensate for the cost of repairs. However, if the damage is severe enough to affect the overall functionality of the phone, such as multiple non-functioning buttons, or frame damage that dislodges the screen from the housing, the device will be categorized as 'Broken,' which we'll learn about in the final installment of's award-not winning series on condition.

Hope you enjoyed part 4 of our 5-part series on condition. Stay tuned for the final chilling chapter: Broken