I just received a large (250 sheet) box of privately branded enlarging paper---Ilford I suspect---and while the original seal was broken, the box was cellophane taped closed on three sides.
While I don't usually buy enlarging paper through the mail, I'll have to from here on in since both the local shops no longer stock graded fiber base. I'm wondering if this broken seal/taped box stuff is common practice in the mail order biz. I certainly wouldn't buy a box in that condition from my local merchants(if I had the opportunity, that is)
I expect the voice of reason would say to print a sheet before passing judgement, but this is a large box I had intended to stash away should the 'Fall of the House of Ilford' be something other than bad fiction.
Should I send it back or keep it and hope for the best?