The kite is not new, but is in great condition and would be a great first kite. You can debate the benefits of buying a new or used first kite to death. Chances are your first kite will take a little bit of a beating and the benefits of a new kite may or may not be realized.
You can absolutely take a look at my kite. The 11m Bandit is a great kite size for Lake Michigan and to travel to other places as well. For reference, I am 170 lbs and this is my biggest kite (I ride a 136x40 board) and probably the size I ride 75% of the time.
If you are dead set on getting a new kite, I would definitely recomend contacting Bob. I have bought kites from Bob in the past and highly recommend his service and expertise.
Let me know if you have further questions or want to take a look at my kite.