Grade my clam

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  1. Gablami

    Gablami Guest

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    With all this talk of clams, I have no idea what "grade" my 6 inch maxima is. Looked online and can't find any accepted grading system.

    Of course there are some gorgeous "ultra" clam photos, but I suspect that there is some degree of grade inflation when it comes down to the actual product received.

    I'm trying to decide how much nicer a new ultra blue maxima will be compared to the one I currently have...

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  2. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Looks like an ultra to me.
     
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    I've seen $40 that look better than $100 ones. That's why I'd want to see the clam before paying for it.
     
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    Really? I was comparing mine to ultras online, like this one. But that's exactly it. I wonder whether wholesellers would call mine an ultra, even though there are obviously more "ultra-ultra" clams out there.
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  5. Bruce Spiegelman

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    Always hard to tell because we are never sure of others lighting, but yours has that neon blue that I think makes it an ultra. Ultimately it's subjective though.
     
  6. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

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    Hard to say unless it was bought graded. How big is that maxima?

    Most of the ultras have full patterns on their mantles.
     
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    I'd go the other way and say not ultra but it's all in the eye of the beholder. Different seller, different definition. I also don't think lighting plays too much of a role in the mantle pattern. Color? Absolutely, but the pattern is either there or not.
     
  8. Bruce Spiegelman

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    I think you're probably right.
     
  9. iCon

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    But I mean why not just start calling it a true limited release ultra clam and sell it for 3x :)
     
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