Thanks for all of the replies. I would considered the price paid to be an average deal so my epxectation was that there would be full disclosure if it was anything less than the "advertised condition of perfect". This will soon be in the hands of the ebay resolution team unless the seller agrees to a refund. The seller has suggested that I send to CPS but my point is, that I purchased a lens that was said to be perfect. Therefore, I should not be having to deal with this. I have a hard time beleiving that a professional photag would not have recognized this when selling a high dollar item.
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Thanks for sharing....update us if you have problems with the return or ebay.
By the way, I bought my used 300 on eBay from a guy that sells lots of "big whites" on eBay with a long time 100% rating. Please PM me your sellers name, I'd be curious to know if its the same guy. If its not, I'll point you to this my sellers eBay page...he has a nice 300 for sale right now.