They would have an idea when they receive the stock...at which point they'd notify customers before sending it out. Point is, it's not going to show up at your door fuct and catch you completely off guard. If there's something off with it, you'll have a chance to cancel your order. BBTS doesn't want us sending back a crapload of returns on their dime any more than we want to deal with having to do it. And IF DX9 opened a bunch of existing stock figures, wiped them all down and repackaged them in fresh packaging so we're none the wiser...so what? If the figure is in new condition, it's worth the discount, whether it got a shower first or not. I HIGHLY doubt that's the case, but even if so, who cares?