Well gentlemen, I had my cherry popped today. I bought a German WW2 7’9 battle pack for a price that was too good to be true but what was inside, well, not a single box matched the battle pack label. Thanks to a fellow IAA member who has kind of taken me under his wing, advised me to check everything, instructed me how to carefully open the box without compromising the overall integrity of it… thanks Joe, you know who you are.
The seller agreed to deal with me to make things right so I hope it will restore my faith in humanity. He did say before he shipped it that he was selling for someone else, true or not, if he makes it right then I’m ok. See pictures… of all 300 I only had to toss 6 or 7 for corrosion beyond acceptance.