LP defective / return policy B.S.
So after reading the recent dub post, I was inspired to purchase the "In Dub Conference V1" LP (thanx) online, new/sealed, from a well-known shop I shall not name as I don???t want to drag anyone???s name thru the mud until it???s resolved.It arrives, I pop it on the turntable, side one sounds like heaven, side two is skipping all over the place. Upon inspection, I notice a bunch of tiny indentations on side two, rendering it useless. The jacket is fine so it???s a production defect, not damage.I email the store asking if I can send it back for an exchange, and am told possibly...the boss is on vacation for now so he???ll let me know when he gets back. However, I will probably be expected to pay their shipping costs to me again, because "There is a good chance that the next one sent will be the same or similar. Jamaican pressings are very inconsistent and that is just how they come pretty much always."I???m not making a stink until the official ruling comes down from the boss, but I???m pretty bullsh*t about this. I don???t think it???s unreasonable for the vendor to stand behind the LP they are selling ??? after all, the fact that they purchase stock from an unreliable supplier is their problem, not mine. I drop $18 for a brand-new item, I expect that it will perform and not be DOA. It???s enough that I have to pay to send it back to them, I don???t think I should have to shell out another $5 on top.Am I out of line about this? Or should I just stake it up to caveat emptor for buying a product produced in a third-world country? Normally I wouldn't get bent outta shape over $5 but this is the most I ever spent on vinyl and I was psyched about the idea of buying more from them...i'm just wicked disappointed.