I have purchased a few items and have been nothing less than thrilled!
One bag had a faint mothball smell, but it didn't really bother me. It's almost gone now. The price was incredible, so that's a minor quibble for me.
No smoke smells.
I love Let-trade!
If you do a board search for their name, you'll find tons of info as well.
..that's what I was going to say, I have purchased from them - no problems! However, people from Canada have had problems needing to pay some addl tax at the post office -but other than that, no problems....would/will buy from them again, as soon as they have something I want!!
Ask about any smells if you are unsure...as someone mentioned, they are a consignment store so just in case their clients used mothballs...but so far, purchases from them have been nothing but fantastic!
I have contemplated purchasing from Let-Trade many times. I have communicated with him via e-mail and he is quick to respond. He has great stuff at awesome prices!!! However, I have yet to sum up the courage to purchase since I have seen posts where there were problems with being delayed by US Customs, but what bothers me most is the possibility of having to pay fees on top of what I pay for the bag. Call me cheapskate, but I would hate to purchase at a great price and have to pay double just to get it here...
I've read that some never had to pay and some do. Any suggestions on how to get around this?