Glad to see your issues were resolved. I received a Flexi V12 today I ordered on Amazon. Shipped from Israel, took 2 weeks. It seems in perfect condition to me with no misalignment or cosmetic issues. First shave with it, 3 pass shave on #3 with an Astra SP. DFS but too harsh for me at that setting on 1 day of growth. No cuts or nicks but lit up from alum block. Will try #2 next time or longer growth. For the price it's a good deal in my opinion. It weighs a ton. I prefer lighter titanium but it's usable and won't be a daily shaver. It has the little rattle like the rest if you shake it up and down but not during shaving. I saw an online video of how to take it apart and stop the rattle but it isn't worth the risk of messing it up to me to do it as it's not really a defect. Seems to take a shallower angle than I normally use on Timeless and other razors. First adjustable I've owned so will take some experimenting.