I'd like to take a moment to clear up a few things, make a few comments, just make some general statements.
I do NOT work for boardsort. I'm a seller to them like everyone else her.
I'm a moderator because I am willing to take the time to do so. I'm not perfect, I'm not a god, and in REALITY nothing I say is set in stone.
Hence my posting signature.
My first shipment to boardsort was a disaster since I was coming to them from a group of companies who were more specialised in what they buy; and far more generic on the lower end. I got a stern but very friendly email telling me I needed to sort better, the use the gallery, forums, etc.
...I also found that much of my shipment got UPGRADED!
A few users here helped me extensively, on the site and by email, to work out where things go. Some of those wonderful users are still here. Some have moved on. But I promised to work with everyone and learn as much as I could to not only fit in but to help others afterwards.
It took months of patience from boardsort to find what goes where, but they were willing to continue to work with me. Especially since much of what I have doesn't really fit into this or that category. Ram cards from the 80s the size of VGA cards, solid silver wire wrap boards, platinum cap CPUs. Stuff the general public has very little chance of running into on their own these days.
In time everyone came to the general consensus I was good /enough/ to start helping others.
I'm always learning, I make mistakes, I'm human. I'm accurate most of the time but not always and I'm well aware of that. I can never know everything but I WILL try to be as correct as I can be.
So what AM I good for?
If you want to know what something is? I've a custom parts database culled from, now, literally thousands of different catalogs, web sites, web stores, etc. If it has a part number, serial number, some sort of identifying mark and you'd like to know what it is ; so far I've only been stumped three times on posts here.
As to what class it is for boardsort I'm correct most of the time but NOT always and welcome second opinions. I also tend to by cautious on borderline stuff and will usually error on the lower grade option. I'd rather you get surprised and get an upgrade than the other way around.
-- my grades are my own and do not represent an offer from boardsort, nor are they guaranteed. Please keep that in mind.