It may be just wording, but when it comes to tires:
new vs used
fresh vs old
A 30 year "old" tire may be considered
as "new" if it hasn't rolled the ground because it's not used.....
When I buy tires for my Scamp
, I ask for fresh tires and let the tire guy know I'm going to look at the Born On Date.
Prior to becoming knowlegable, when I'd go buy tires (for anything) and the tire guy rolled out the tires for me to look at, the only attention I paid was to the tread.
Knowledge is power!