Amateur Geologist is the licensed importer of the BelOMO loupes for North America. These BelOMO 15x Triplet Loupe Magnifiers have a minor blemish and I won't sell them as new.
They're just as good as new, there's never a problem with the lens and you save 20% more off our already low internet price.
About the seconds:
Every now and again we receive a loupe that has a screw stripped. Or maybe I do it when I treat the loupe to prevent the screws from loosening. If it's on the pivot post then I just bag it up with a replacement screw and let you replace it.
Sometimes it's just a loupe that's ''escaped'' its box and got a little dusty on the desk. (I wipe them off but I don't claim that they're new since they were exposed to the Owens Lake dust.)
Maybe the lanyard got dirty with Owens Lake dust. (The Owens Lake dust is bad. Thanks LA). Just wash it or cut it off.
Maybe I grabbed one to quickly examine something now I've "used" it.
I might scuff a screw when I'm treating the screw.
I might have had too much coffee (never) and the screwdriver slipped and scratched the plate.
Sometimes the BelOMO factory may install one of the cover plates upside-down.
If a screw is stripped then you'll receive a replacement screw. Never have I had the threads in the shaft stripped but if it is I'll send you a replacement.
Anyway, the optics of the loupe are always "as new" from the factory. The loupe case just has a minor blemish, the box is dirty, the screw slot has minor scuffs or something like that and I wont to sell it as new.
Limit one per customer.