I guess they don't make 'em like they used to? It's lovely veneer so it's a shame they don't put some effort into giving it longevity. Folks keeping these in brightly lit rooms may want to consider applying an anti-UV clearcoat or film of some kind. Sure that's the business model--to quote Proposition Joe, "Buy for a dollar, sell for two." Better shops I've dealt with pay out at closer to 2/3 of their own asking price than the (bit less than) 1/2 I got from these folks. But they had what I wanted and I did negotiate them down on the Focals a bit so I guess it all comes out in the wash.