iambillyg wrote:I think the main issue is that it was advertised as being mint, and it wasn't. Especially since Kyle even inquired about it outside the auction and was assured it was in prestine condition. Though you may look at it and say "That'll frame out." if you shell out 300-400+ on a print advertised as mint, you would expect it to arrive mint.
Even if you're going to slap it into a frame immediately, you'll always know there's some splooge and dents hiding, waiting, watching..
Unless you are buying a flat never rolled new poster from a stack off a table in person, i would never trust anyone who called a print mint, yet alone one that's been framed previously. When buying very expensive prints i've asked for pictures of the edges/corners and back of the print (to see roll bends). these are typically more telling than someone saying "excellent" or "mint"
if that is indeed a tear on edge i think it would be fair to ask for a partial refund, and if the roll bends are visible from the front of the poster.