That's just generally a problem with SuSu, I think. The consistency is all over the place. Also one of the reasons I rarely buy from them. The outlet prices are about what I value them at, though. It's so much easier if you have a store nearby and can try it on first.
I couldn't find any exotics I liked so I decided to go the opposite route. I found some factory original target stocks from the 80s in near perfect condition, which were more expensive than most exotics as it turns out. I love the markings on the wood.