Last week I bought a used Pearl Sensitone Steel snare. The shell is in perfect condition. No scratches or dents. Nice and shiny. The bottom rim is also in excellent condition. I did notice some scratches on the top of the batter side rim but nothing that was all that bad from a structural standpoint. Then looking at the drum in a different light I did notice what I can best describe as a dent in the batter side rim. But again, it's not all that big because I didn't notice it for a couple of days. The scratches and the dent don't impact the playability. Frankly, I love the sound. And best of all, I got it for $50. I haven't bought any drum equipment besides heads or sticks in a very long time. So I'm really enjoying this thing.