I bought this controller without knowing what the condition or quality of the controller would be, at first I was skeptical of all the reviews that said it was almost like new. I thought maybe some of them weren't that well versed in the equipment and were just impressed to get a controller, but man was I wrong. The controller came in fast and was encased in bubble wrap. The controller itself was incredibly clean, its clear to me that it was disassembled and cleaned unlike some of those youll find on ebay or amazon. Most of the buttons all look like new, they likely are considering the L and R triggers are scuff free, but the A, B, X, and Y button have some age marks. One of the main things I was worried about was the joy stick and c stick, but when I tested them they were tight, they also felt like new which is a big plus. The plastic shell of the controller felt very clean, also almost like new with virtually no scratch marks. The only sign of age to the controller from the outside is the faded metal of the input cord, and the screws used but neither of those impact playability. This review is to anyone whos looking for a new reliable controller who may be skeptical of this.
Also be aware that this is just my experience, I can't guarantee the same for any other product to be bought (although considering my experience don't be discouraged you wouldn't get anything less than a good product)
Reviewed by: Mark from Hawaii on 8/31/2017