For Christmas I received a limited edition Jaguar with Fury XT cam in Bonz camo. It was ordered new from a reputable seller on eBay. Upon opening the bow and removing it from its bag, I noticed rough spots approximately 1/8" wide bilaterally at the widest points of both limbs, with more pronounced damage on the left side of each limb. Shortly thereafter I also noticed that the cable slider was broken as well, and there was a small piece of plastic in a corner of the clear factory bag.
Does anyone have a guess as to what might cause this type of damage? At first I wondered if the limb damage was caused by some sort of improper placement in a bow press in the factory, but the more I look at it, combined with the broken piece of plastic, it seems as though something may have been set on top of the box. I don't know how to determine this.
The bow appears to be in seemingly "new" condition otherwise, but I am not willing to try it out until I feel a bit more certain about what potential impact there might be to the bow's functioning. I'll try to take some pictures to clarify what I was attempting to describe.
I contacted the seller regarding the issue and am waiting for a response. I'm wondering if I'll just be referred by them to Martin tech or if they'll let me exchange it.