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Ugh. Looking for advice on ebay purchase that's not quite right
I guess I should be happy that this is only the 2nd time I've ever had an issue with buying something on ebay, but here's the deal. I spent a significant amount of money on an auction for a number of "100% complete" sets. I've started going through them and, so far, 5 out of 6 have at least a couple substitutions.
At first, it was dark gray instead of light gray or black, and I thought it was a random mistake, but then there were 2x2 bricks instead of 2x2 brick corners. And then there were other little substitutions here and there, including a couple megablocks!
The sets are dusty and I'm guessing that they have been sitting built on a shelf for the last 5 years, however, I ONLY bid the amount I did because they were all "100% complete"! I'm totally pissed off right now, but not sure what to do. The seller is not somebody who sells a lot of lego, so I don't think they have the correct pieces lying around in their inventory and it's not like the rarest pieces are the ones missing either. Most missing/subbed pieces are 8-10cent pieces (a couple, so far, are over $1) but I having severe buyers remorse and want to scream.
Returns are accepted but it cost $50 to ship it to me and, according to their auction terms, I'd be responsible for return shipping.
Any advice for me?