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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 01:29 AM - Thread Starter
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new mouse - how clean should the feet surface be?

hello, on a new mouse, how clean should the feet surface be? completely flat, unworn and unused?
i bought a new mouse and there are lines of usage on its feet
i don't buy mice often so im wondering if thats how its supposed to be or not?
i bought the best mouse pad i could find for this one so i d like the mouse feet to be in good shape
do you think its reasonable to ask for a replacement? or is it unreasonable?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 01:43 AM
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Not every company will be very worried about "details" like material and finish. I don't think it's expectable that all feet will be immaculate.

With that said, if you feel that the finish is having an effect on the quality of the glide, I think it'd be more practical to simply buy aftermarket skates than to ask the brand directly for a new set that might be just as bad. They're not all that expensive, anyway.

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thnx i see, im talking about usage marks though, not material finish
i m thinking about how come some mice have a membrane over their feet? i cant imagine that under the membrane there are visible lines of usage?

ps: feet might not be expensive at your location, but here i searched a bit and postage+customs makes them more expensive than the mouse, at least the two brands i found
i didn't search enough though, i think there must be other options
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 03:15 AM - Thread Starter
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would you mind taking a look at the images with 100% magnification?
what do you think? does it look used? (i mean more than what would be acceptable)
in my eyes it looks worn by usage, but im not sure how it should be so i need some input before i take it to the store (if i do)
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From your photos, it's perhaps the exact opposite: the feet right now have scratches and are rough because they are unused. When you use the mouse, the feet will be polished by your mousepad and will end up looking smooth and shiny after a few weeks.
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yeah a mouse pad would smooth out the feet for sure, i thought the scratches came from usage without mouse pad at all
can't say those look like machinery marks though, i don't think this material is machined anyway but if it is, they don't seem like machinery marks[ (well to me), i mean there are dents and inconsistency, i really think they look like mouse movement scratches
i ll give it some more thought
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hi again, i asked a few more people and i got convinced that its normal and to be honest i was relieved
but the manufacturer responded today saying that its not normal
thing is so many people told me that it's normal that i can't help thinking whether the company just didn't want this to become a misunderstood viral image hurting them or something
im visiting the store tomorrow and asking them their opinion and see how it goes
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it does look a little more worn than most new mouse's feet, but as long as a decent thickness of feet remains, you don't need to worry about it too much (unless you can feel something scratching or catching on your mousepad)

cloth mousepads tend to polish the feet. hard mousepads tend to buff it. in either case any of the initial imperfections will be reduced by use

if your concern is that the mouse you bought isn't actually new, you should check how clean the wheel and the various gaps in the shell are. these are the places accumulating dirt from usage that can be a little nasty in used mice

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hi, thnx
yeah there was dust at those places but im not that concerned about previous usage
if it had metal feet for example i would keep it if it was used as long as it worked
the thing is i have the fastest/frictionless mouse pad and i want the feet in a new condition because when they wear out a lot i can immediately feel the difference
anyway, thank you everyone, small thing to bother you all i know, im going to the shop in a few hours, it's an experienced shop and im going to trust their opinion
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