Thank you aippi for the insight.
The dealer is ready to make it right. And other than the fact that I didn't get to enjoy unboxing the item, I don't really care about the wear as I will be throwing this into barrels and tables.
The real problem is that I would hate to see them take this direction in packaging because I buy their products.
Also, I really don't believe this is the dealer's fault so they should not waste their time and money. Even if they are reimbursed, I want Remington to take responsibility for their poor packaging. I don't understand why they chose to do this for this particular model when I have seen other Versa Max come in plastic cases.
It is not "might OF", it is "might HAVE".
Site ≠ Sight ≠ Cite
You cite the author in an endnote; you visit a Web site or the site of the crime, and you sight in your firearm.