Don't you just hate it when you arrive home with your latest DVD only to find it already scratched... I just bought Buffy season 3 and when I got home disc 1 (and only disc 1) was covered in crud (and some scratches). I cleaned it to the best of my abilities and got rid of the crud but the scratches are here to stay. Sometimes I suspects some employees of retailers take discs home for private viewing and then don't really handle the discs with care. Anyone out there have similar experiences or like to share your view on things? - Tom - P.S. Since I don't have the time or the will to watch every DVD immediately after purchase, I've found another way to check if a scratch will cause a DVD to jump or hang: a stopwatch... Start the move and the stopwatch at the same time and at the end of the movie, check if the elapsed time is the same on both. If not: return to retailer.