A customer mentioned the other day that she didn't know what the term AF or A/F means with regards to ceramics and glass, but is seeing it in titles and listings more often these days.
AF can mean either AS FOUND or ALL FAULTS, and is a frequently used term by auctioneers to indicate that there is undisclosed damage and that the customer should take care, as the item is to be bought with all faults whether mentioned or not.
In eBay terms, AF therefore means that the item is damaged, and what you see is what you get. This could be anything from a fine hairline crack, to an item that has been completely smashed into smithereens!
Any item showing AF in the description should have a full description of the damage you can expect, and you should ask for further details and/or pictures if you are not sure how badly damaged the item is.
What does AF mean in a ceramic or glass listing?
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25 April 2008
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