These are pristine and black in color. They were purchased for $1399 each in February 2010 locally and lovingly and expertly handled by my friend until he passed away nine months ago. I am assisting with his estate liquidation. They are in their original packaging. The only reason we don't call the condition mint is because they are technically more than a year old.
I am fine with local, national and international transactions. While I am happy to take a personal check and/or a certified check (money order), it needs to be drawn on a bank with a branch near us in the San Francisco Bay Area (like a national bank or if you happen to bank locally). I prefer a USPS money order if within US. If paypal is used, buyer pays paypal fees. Buyer pays shipping and insurance.