I'm not new to this forum (I've been lurking for a few months), but this is my first post. I've never had a fountain pen before, but I've done a lot of research. I've been fascinated with the Sheaffer Snorkel for quite a while now and I bought one (a Valiant model) off of a popular online auction website on Sunday night. When I got home and opened the package however, the nib was visibly bent. The seller said that the pen was in "working" condition and was "restored", but one tine seems badly bent and is touching the other one. Also, the blind cap tube has quite a bit of resistance to pulling out and has some play when extended (is this normal though?). The rest of the pen is in beautiful condition, and even comes with a matching pencil, box, and papers. The seller says he does not accept returns, but this may be an exception as the item is not as described.
I attached some photos too.
PS: I don't know if this is the right section to make a new post in, though. I don't know if this thread should be moved somewhere else.