If your point is to tell me that all lenses from Russia are crap and need to be worked on, that's just plain wrong. There are plenty of reports that state people have bought Lomo's from Russia and the lenses were in great usable condition, even some bought from Sergey!
If that person from God knows where expects to do business in the US, they should be expected to provide good service that we are accustomed to (and willing to pay for) if they want to continue doing business here! Its what the customer wants, and if the customer doesn't get it, they go elsewhere. i don't get why that is such a hard concept. If I am selling widgets to people in Minnesota, and they want their widgets shipped in a red box, I do it. If I then sell to someone in Florida, and they want their stuff shipped in blue box, guess what? They get the bluest damn box I can find, because that will make them happy and buy from me again.
Damn. I got pulled into posting again. I'm going to play with my EPIC, and appreciate the RPP's we have.
Even if the lenses Sergey is selling are crap and need to be worked on, I'm sure his business would flourish if he was just honest about the condition of the lenses. People relish honesty, accross the world. Making exceptions for this because "its from Russia" is just wrong and unfair to others that are trying to run legitimate businesses.