I prepaid and my dealer brought in a 2014 high end Carbon Fiber ski from one of the major recognizable brands.
The ski has two black carbon fiber flecks embedded into the base one is the size of the end of a pencil eraser and the other about the size of a persons pinky nail. It is very noticeable because it is in a lighter colored bottom. I am told that the ski is NOT a second and cosmetic blemishes are normal for high end, hand built skis. I realize that the performance and the running surface of the ski are unaffected in any way it is just visually annoying and may decrease resale value.
They do not want to send it back and replace it with another one saying that the next one they get back may have more or less cosmetic issues.
Really!! Is this normal? I have never bought a ski with blemishes unless it was labelled as a second or 'Blem'. My last ski was a 2010 Radar Strada and it was blemish free.
Am I being too fussy or is this the new reality when purchasing high end skis??