What if you were looking for a great deal and you saw this posting: "For sale-Parachute. Only used once, never opened, small stain." Yikes! Obviously, this would not be a worthwhile purchase. However, if you were a college student trying to score furniture for the apartment, and this was an ad for a couch....not a bad investment...a little elbow grease for the stain, a nice cover and presto, your in business!