I purchased this cartridge new from an authorized dealer earlier this year. I had it on my second arm initially. I played maybe a dozen albums before swapping it for my second stereo cartridge.
That cart never left the arm and I realize I'm too lazy to swap it out regularly, so it's been sitting in its box for the last 6 months. It seriously has less than 20 hours on it, so you'll still get to break it in! :)
I know others, me included, are sometimes hesitant to purchase "used" carts. I definitely get that. I do have a well respected audio professional who can verify the condition of this cartridge. It truly is "like new".
Note, this is the 0.7mil version, so it is ideal for modern mono AND really old mono records. It sounds fantastic!