Cartridge Grades

TonerMan purchases a wide variety of makes and models, whether your cartridge is retail quality and factory sealed, has cosmetic damage to the box, is open or expired, they still have a significant value.

All manufacturers change the packaging style of their products every few years. The most current style of retail quality packaging holds the most value. Our online valuations are based on the information you provide us with, the final payment may be affected should TonerMan determine the grade of the product to be different upon receipt.

We grade all cartridges into 3 separate categories; (A Grade, B Grade and C Grade)

The definition of A Graded Products are as follows:

  • A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in current original retail quality packaging.
  • Where applicable; a minimum of 6 months remaining shelf life on the "use by" date.

The definition of B Graded Products are as follows:

  • A brand-new, unused, unopened item in current style packaging which may have minor cosmetic defects to the packaging (i.e. label damage/writing on the box etc.).
  • A brand-new, unused, unopened retail quality item in the previous style of the manufacturers packaging.
  • Where applicable; the item has exceeded the shelf life "use by" date or has less than 6 months remaining.

The definition of C Graded Products are as follows:

  • An unused item that may be missing its original packaging or the original packaging has been opened and is no longer sealed.
  • This grade of product may also be in the previous style of the manufacturers packaging that has cosmetic defects to the packaging (i.e. label damage/writing on the box etc.).