Is the audio book in new or used condition?
If it is new, we should have nothing to worry about, just what we are going to bid on the item. But if it is used then we would ask some important questions so we get the most information about the audio book we are interested in. Remember we want to get an audio book discount, not a crappy quality talking audio book. – What is the overall condition, both physical and audio condition? Ask the seller to rate both on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the poorest and 10 being the best. Ask what condition the audio book case is in. If the case is really worn, this is a sign that the audio book is heavily used and the audio quality might not be as good. – Make sure the seller has actually listened to the audio book on tape or audio book on cd. This will ensure all the information they are giving us is from actually listening to the audio book and not just from appearance alone. – Ask the seller if there is any scratches found on the playing surface of the audio book on cd. Remember that an audio