The MK II is conservatively rated for normal wear on the face plate with some fine scratches -camera flash caused what looks like a front top edge blemish; this preamp was upgraded to an MKII when it was new. I am the 2nd owner. and purchased it in 2012. I had 2 VTL 6350 tubes installed in the unit, a new balance control, and solid state regulators installed per Joule Electra in 2014, by The Service Department, which is a Joule Electra authorized service center. I will include a set of Herbies tube dampers, the remote, and owner's manual. I will ship via Fedex Ground. Check my feedback and buy with confidence from a veteran member of Audiogon. Please add 3% for Paypal.