First, I said it was "barely ok," because my expectations were much higher, based on the initial description, which I failed to save - shame on me. I mentioned NOTHING about it being "borderline unusable," which is just a flat out lie.
I will send Yagoro pictures of the rust, and I have absolutely no reason to make it up. The listing said the blade was "pristine" and that it had "not been used for cutting," which is why I was interested in the first place. I have made one purchase for second hand blades, and decided years ago, that buying used only suits my needs if the blade has not been used for cutting.
Why didn't I ask if the blade was used for cutting or in pristine condition? Simple - it was listed as "never been cut with and the blade is in pristine condition." I'm pretty sure most people would agree that these questions aren't necessary if the answer was already made in the original post.
Did I purchase this sword at a great price - yes. Would I have passed on this item and let someone else have it if it was accurately described - another yes. Do I have certain expectations of what I spend my money on, especially when they are being described as pristine and never been cut with - absolutely. Do I have a firm grasp of expectations vs price - yes, I've spent over $25k in this hobby (low budget $100 swords, up to thousand dollar antique nihonto) and have been collecting for about 6 or 7 years. However, describing an item one way and shipping it in a different condition than described is the issue - not my expectations based on price range. Shame on you for lowering your bar of what you sell because you have been burned in the past, and imo is a total cop out.
The seller saying, "I've paid 4 times this price for items with more issues," is completely irrelevant to this purchase, and I'm sorry he has lowered his expectations for making second-hand purchases because of his past experiences, which is not my fault. If the item was shipped to me, as originally described, we wouldn't be having this conversation. If the sageo was missing, ok, I can live with that, but the picture does show a sageo in presentation knot (which I did save), and receiving it without the sageo is a misrepresentation of what was being offered. Not a big deal because I can throw on a new one, but still, a careless mistake on the shipper's part.
Does the rust look very fresh, and possibly happened during shipping because the blade had "ZERO" oil when I received it - yes. Is this something I would've understood, given the current weather conditions in the US - yes to the rust, but no to not trying to protect the blade during shipping. Did I ask for a refund or compensation for what I received - no. The seller did offer to refund me the money if I wasn't impressed upon receiving (agreed upon before purchase), and although I am not pleased with the condition not being as stated, the blade is functional, the rust can be removed, and the sageo can be replaced. That hardly sounds like someone whose," expectations for swords are not in line with the price range of the product he is purchasing." I was simple reaching out to Yagoro to let him know what was received, and unfortunately, he was extremally offended by what I had to say and quite unpleasant.
I'm sure I said enough here, but I will make my own post, incase this one disappears.
Last Edit: Jan 31, 2023 19:50:55 GMT by ggolden219
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