Seconds is a term in retail meaning "with a few cosmetic defects". Nothing is really wrong with them except for some dings, mis-coloring, and the like. Archers had a sale on them a few months back for $30 or so, grabbed one as fast as I could type. I never liked the way the 2079 stock w/tank looked (fore-end just lopped off). Used a hole saw to cut the profile and tank recess and removed the excess wood with a sabre saw. Bit of sanding on the bench belt sander and Dremel finished it off.