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    COMC: Hope it's not a bait and switch

    I bought this card on COMC. I e-mailed them and hope to get a replacement or my money back. The bottom corner looked rough on the COMC scan, but I got the card today and that bottom corner is beat.
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    edit: Yeah, it's the same card--just more damaged than the original scan from COMC shows. I guess the next time I look at an image on COMC I should assume any damage should be considered as more significant than shown. Good to know going forward.
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    Looks like the same exact card but there was problems with the bottom corner layering already and then it probably got further damaged when it was put into a penny sleeve.

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    Yeah, the bottom left corner looked bad, already.

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    Also, it would have had to have been COMC to "bait and switch", right? I don't sell through them, but don't they scan and ship themselves?

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    that bottom left corner is hammered in the original scan. I'm sure you can still return it if you'd like.

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    You'll get a refund for sure. COMC's customer service is top-of-the-line. Just email them and say you weren't happy with the condition of one of the cards you received. They'll refund you no questions asked.

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    They will probably give you a refund and not even ask why you would buy a card with a scan you admit has a rough corner and then ask to return it.

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    So you bought a damaged card....and then want to return it because it's too damaged?

    They'll give you the refund, but you're the exact person I try to avoid on eBay. My blocked list thanks you for making this thread.

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    I highly doubt COMC did a bait and switch. I must say they are not very careful handling thicker cards though.
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    email their customer service and they'll give you a refund no problem. I've had to do it before and never had issues

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    Re: COMC: Hope it's not a bait and switch

    if you look at the bottom corner, and the top right edge, it's the same exact card. just looks like your scanner is a little bit clearer than whatever they used

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfmanalfredo View Post
    if you look at the bottom corner, and the top right edge, it's the same exact card. just looks like your scanner is a little bit clearer than whatever they used

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    Yeah, it's the same card--just more damaged than the original scan from COMC shows. I guess the next time I look at an image on COMC I should assume any damage should be considered as more significant than shown. Good to know going forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    Yeah, it's the same card--just more damaged than the original scan from COMC shows. I guess the next time I look at an image on COMC I should assume any damage should be considered as more significant than shown. Good to know going forward.
    Somebody said it earlier in the thread, I think it's pretty clear that the bottom left corner was compromised, and then when a packaging person at comc put it in a penny sleeve it was wrecked some more. They aren't trying to bait and switch or show misleading scans, but the packaging department shouldn't have sent out a card they damaged further. You won't have any problem getting a refund.

    I can tell you that I've bought about 1,500 cards on comc and I've had issues like that with fewer than 5 cards. No matter how good a seller/site is there will be screwups once in a while. At least they'll fix the issue. I mean I've bought new paperback books on amazon before where they were accidentally packed poorly and the cover got creased, but if I cared enough to get it replaced or get a refund they'd be on top of it. People make mistakes.

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    Got an e-mail response from COMC. I just need to send it back for the refund--a non-issue, ultimately.
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