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Old 01-23-14, 09:22 AM
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

And there were a couple of food particles or something stuck to a couple of discs. That was just disgusting. Haven't seen that from stuff at Amazon!
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Old 01-23-14, 09:23 AM
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

I mean I'm not gonna say no if the seller just doesn't want the hassle. But I don't think that's right for the seller. I want a full refund. Want your discs back, send me return shipping.
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Old 01-23-14, 09:24 AM
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

Do the scratches impact whether the disc performs? If not, even though it wasn't disclosed the way it should have been, it is probably okay to let it go.
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

I would imagine when people ask about scratches they are referring to the data side since that would affect playback. That might be why they said there were no scratches. The disc might not have been completely seated in the player tray when it was closed, causing the scratches. See if it plays okay.
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Old 01-23-14, 09:25 AM
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Full refund and money to cover return shipping. That is in my opinion making me whole, putting me back to where I was before the transaction. I don't like scratched discs.
All the questions you asked him about the condition went thru ebay, right?
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Yep copied and pasted form my message center on eBay.
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Old 01-23-14, 09:26 AM
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And there were a couple of food particles or something stuck to a couple of discs. That was just disgusting. Haven't seen that from stuff at Amazon!
Amazon once sent me a pair of used shoes -- with mud on the sole and everything.
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

Call it OCD or being anal or such, I personally like my discs to look good. There's many discs *I* own that I haven't watched that are flawless, which is why I don't dismiss used. I also bought a used Bond 50 set described in the same way, and that came flawless and I am absolutely satisfied with that. That's why I ask all the questions I do before I buy anything used. If he had said minor scratches, I would have walked away.
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

Oh and he has been on eBay since July 2010 with 72 100% feedback.
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Can you see the scratches on the reverse side? Looks more like a cracked disc to me. My Rockband 2 disc had similar looking defects in it (after dropping it on the hardwood floor), and it never played properly after that.
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Talk to him about the scratches and that you wouldn't have purchased the set if he would have disclosed the scratches. Tell him you want to return the set and your money back including return shipping.
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

I'll check (not with the disc now) but I'm pretty sure you can't see it on the reverse side. Now there are various normal scratches from wear and tear on the reverse side (plus stuck pieces of food), I'm just focusing on this one thing just to take one picture for the moment (or two ).

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Hey, I received the discs. Various discs have minor scratches on them. I'll start with this, though:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/1...4ff211d7_b.jpg

To the left of the b for Blu-ray there are three scratches, two going from Neo all the way to the edge of the disc and a smaller one. In this next picture you can see how it goes all the way into the disc on the silver part.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/1...69a0ec0b_k.jpg

Please advise. Thanks.
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

Those scratches almost look like the discs came that way - as in a defect from the manufacturer - so he might not have even noticed them or known about them.

I know if I sell something on eBay that I'm presenting as Near Mint, I'm taking tons of photos.
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I'd be more concerned about the stuck pieces of food. Yuck.
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

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You can see a food particle on the edge by Neo's head.
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You can see a food particle on the edge by Neo's head.
Not food, that's blood! Some people don't want to give away their blus without a fight!
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I would imagine when people ask about scratches they are referring to the data side since that would affect playback. That might be why they said there were no scratches. The disc might not have been completely seated in the player tray when it was closed, causing the scratches. See if it plays okay.
this. If I am asked about scratches, I would be thinking about the playback side. Anyway, ask for your money back and return of the disc (buyer pays though). You will probably get the refund since paypal sides with the buyer.
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Old 01-23-14, 10:04 AM
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

Look at my message though I ask about the cases, the box, the disc. You get a message like that, you think anal buyer, I would disclose every single blemish anything in the package had.

I myself never would say like new if it wasn't. If there's minor scratches I would sell it as "regular wear and tear, but plays perfect."
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

As someone with 'quirks' I can sympathize Deb. But I think overall it'd be best to either never buy used unless you see it in person to inspect; or work on realizing that the appearance of trivial possessions is unimportant.

I'm not saying either to judge you or the others amongst us who are like minded, myself included, just something I'm working on personally and I'm feeling verbose today.
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As someone with 'quirks' I can sympathize Deb. But I think overall it'd be best to either never buy used unless you see it in person to inspect; or work on realizing that the appearance of trivial possessions is unimportant.

I'm not saying either to judge you or the others amongst us who are like minded, myself included, just something I'm working on personally and I'm feeling verbose today.
This.

Especially since that set has questionable resale value.

I could give an F what the label on a BluRay looks like. As long as it plays.

Though in the case of Matrix Revolutions, I'd prefer it doesn't play.
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WEll, if she sees it as a "collectable", appearance IS important. I just think buying used is risky because people's grading scales or attention to detail vary greatly. For me, unless it's an egregious omission, I just accept minor defects as par for the course.
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

Well I also bought a used Bond 50 and it looks pulled off the shelf. That's why I'm sure to ask those questions and if based on the answersi don't think I will be satisfied, I pass. I have had many outstanding used purchases.
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WEll, if she sees it as a "collectable", appearance IS important. I just think buying used is risky because people's grading scales or attention to detail vary greatly. For me, unless it's an egregious omission, I just accept minor defects as par for the course.
But if you see it as a collectible you'd probably also just spend the extra $15 to buy it new.
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Old 01-23-14, 12:54 PM
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Re: YEAT: Am I being too picky or do I have a legitimate beef?

He offered a refund but I have to pay return shipping, so with insurance and tracking looking at five bucks or so. eBay would do the same, as far as I understand they refund you the price but you have to show proof of return and they don't cover that, so I guess that's as good as I'm going to get. He offered $5 back and for me to keep it, but honestly, I wouldn't even use them for free, if he had told me to keep them I'd still have bought a replacement set.
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Wow, that's hardcore.
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