To cut the story short the UK based seller under the nickname "99priceless72" (she also known as Freakout Fairy in the BJD community)
was selling SD size doll. Here is her description (click on the picture to make it bigger):
So, as you can clearly see she states that the doll's body in "as new" condition.
Here is what I have received:
Yellow stain that continues inside the socket. This came off with some damage to the resin.
Old staining that would not come off with the
magic eraser. Still faint marks after I've used acetone on it.
Permanent glue (not residue from the hot glue gun!!)
Has to be sanded down!
I am sorry to say that this is not "AS NEW" condition. The problem was that whilst I was waiting for seller to respond I have already started cleaning the doll and unstrung her, as she was painfully tight, so her feet was continuously snapping to tiptoe position.
The sellers response was:
Hello, I'm sorry you don't find the doll's body to your satisfaction. I honestly can't see much in those pictures. The doll is not new, obviously. There's a small scuff on the inside of her socket which I did not see, but She IS second hand, I did clean her before I sent her, I certainly didn't see any "nasty" stain. I do not generally go into the sockets of BJDs unless unstringing them.
I would certainly have provided pictures of the body if you had asked to see some. I thought she sold for a very fair price, and I still stand by the body being in excellent condition. I really don't know what else to say about this..?
Please feel free to send her back and I will give you a full refund,
Kind Regards, Jodie.
AS I said I would have returned the doll, but I made the mistake of starting working on it, so I could not really do anything or go through the eBay or PayPal. So as angry as I was I have left her negative feedback stating that the doll was not as described.
And today I found that her negative feedback has miraculously disappeared. Thus I am writing this post to warn you about the fact that 100% feedback is not always truthful. Plus, do not repeat my mistake - do not touch the doll if you are not happy with it and wait for the seller's response, then you have a chance to get your money back.