Bought brand new from Humbucker Music less than two weeks ago. I absolutely love it, and have had no problems with it. Physically it is flawless. Anything you might see in the photo is just fuzz or dust. I really just want to try out a Strymon Flint instead, so I'm looking to trade. Mine will come in the original box with power adapter...would be looking for the same with your Flint.