Maybe if you didn't make three threads on two different forums seeking opinions on the same issue (And getting the same answers) you wouldn't reap the rewards.
oh, and just FYI, when you delete a post after 6 people have already replied, the post title and stuff is in the quoted posts, everyone knows what you were talking about anyway.
And even though you think nick's being a "tool" (Gotta love the euphemisms that people come up with when they are too squeamish to actually say the word "dick"), he's got a point. If I'm buying a frame that is a known blemish frame, I'm going to look at it carefully first. If I see the seatpost/seat wear and scratches, I'm going to ask.
If you want a comparison, when you move into an apartment you note all current damage in the apartment (i.e. inspect the place). If you don't note the damage, you assume responsibility for it. It's pretty much the same thing here IMHO. You didn't inspect/note the damage before buying a frame with known defects. Caveat Emptor.
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