Purchased an "Open Box" Blitz...
What I'm looking for here is mostly opinions on whether I should make a big deal about this or not.
I posted a few days ago about the open box Blitz I bought. Well it came 2 days ago and I was super pumped at first, but...
When I opened the box the only items inside were the gun, barrel and manual. Interestingly enough on the outside of the box (which was the normal box, but turned inside out) "Refurb" is hand written in black marker.
I was under the impressions I was buying an open box item. To me this means that while the item inside is new for whatever reason it had been opened and taken out, or somehow the box got destroyed. Either way I was expecting all the same stuff you would normally get.
The vendors website basically states your're getting the new item, but it may not come with the original packaging. Warranty still applies etc...
Upon further inspection I found: A piece of paintball shell in the barrel, a few dings in the paint, and the battery was nearly dead. The manual was fairly beat up which suggests its lived outside the box for a while. In my not so expert opinion, this gun has been used.
I've sent an email to the vendor regarding the issue and asking for at least the barrel condom, allen wrenches and o-rings etc... but haven't heard back yet.
Do I make a stink about this? I mean I know I got the gun for about $25 less than typical retail, but I would have been much more leery about buying a refurbed gun, as opposed to an open box gun. After putting a new battery in it does seem to work well, but I haven't put air to it yet.
What say you, denizens of the Azodin board?