Re: At Wits End with quality, Am I missing something?
The solder points look fine. KM is not known to have the cleanest of welds. The plating is nothing out of the order wither. The only part I kind of agree with is the dents. That is annoying but you have to consider that these things have crossed a good chunk of the world to get to you. The price is an expression of this as well.
Personally I don't think it's worth an attempt at a return. It's a fully functioning pipe and the only issues are cosmetic. Those issues are nothing out of the ordinary for a KM in my experiences. KMs get deified on these forums a bit and people expect these things to be seamless drops of mythril untouched by human hands.
The bowl will still work but that does suck. I never used my KM bowl though. Much better options out there.