I have had my share of problems with comics and sports programs. It isn't unusual for those selling either to crop out the problems or take pictures from an unusual angle that makes the item look better than it really is. I recently bought quite a few Redskins programs from someone who literally sells thousands of them and way overgraded the condition. Most were described in excellent condition yet all had at least slight center creasing which isn't unusual with sports programs but should be disclosed. The worst was a program with some spine damage and the staples missing altogether. I did contact the seller about the issue and hopefully make it into a win/win. I didn't spend a fortune on any one program but it did come out to quite a bit of money. The seller offered to give me a refund of about 10% across the board or pick out another program. I ended up picking another program since I was able to pick out a higher priced program than the refund offering. He also made some point about it taking me too long to contact him regarding condition to which I informed him that the programs arrived on a Wednesday and I contacted him Friday evening (two days later as I wanted time to go through each one). I know I could have returned everything and just said forget it but decided that it wasn't worth it because it wasn't a huge sum per program as mentioned but I will definitely keep his grading problem in mind when I look for additional sports programs.
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