I don't know if this is the right location for this (hopefully some mod will move it if it isn't), but I've noticed a trend, and I'm not sure if it's just bad luck, or if anyone else has seen this (and before I get started, this is really not targeted at anyone)...
I've been trading here for years, now, and recently have been making the shift back towards 40k.
I've done well over a hundred trades, and every now and then, there's a problem (missing arm, missing detail bit, etc.), but this is nothing compared to what I've been getting from people selling/trading GW stuff recently. I've done somewhere nearing a dozen trades recently, and not had one of them contain exactly what they say it will.
"Super glue"-->plastic glue
"x space marine bits" --> y space marine bits
"complete kit" --> kit missing a few key pieces
"x pieces" --> a number of random things, some of which resemble x
It just feels like every time, it'll be a mystery box. Now, sometimes, it ends up as more (though different) than what we agreed on coming my way, and with any actual problems, it's eventually gotten resolved with compensation or returns and never gotten to threats about reports or anything, so it's not like I'm calling people out, but it's just bizarre. Trading any other system, I feel pretty assured that I know what I'm getting, but now with GW.
Has this just been a weird run of luck, or is this something more common?
True, we love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
I expect honesty about models' conditions, thank you.
If I don't respond in a day or two, please check back, I've forgotten-sorry.