I'm looking for some advice on how to proceed. I recently purchased a Miyata Titanium frame on eBay. Kind of a quick trigger thing as I saw it nearly as soon as it was ending and I couldn't find any info about them on google, so I figure, looks/sounds awesome, I'll buy it. The seller didn't look like she knew what she was selling and had it poorly listed. So I pay big bucks to ship it here from Canada (300 total cost for the auction+shipping) and it just arrived today. Meanwhile I had finally tracked some info down on the internet and found out that these 'lugged titanium' frames had issues with the tubes coming out of the aluminum 'lugs'. Sure enough, upon unpacking it I noticed two joints where the tubes have come out. I called a local framebuilder for a rough estimate and it sounds like it would be ~200 to reglue the joints.
So I'm pretty sure the seller didn't know anything was wrong. I'm thinking of asking her to refund the cost of the auction, but not the shipping, effectively paying the shipping cost (about ~180) for the wheelset and all of the components. (8 speed shimano 600, which I can probably use or sell to recoup the cost) Sound like fair offer?
I'll post pics for fun and reference when I get this poor frame home...