Thanks, I agree. I was hunting for my first pair of shells, so when I saw the strands were available in my size, I jumped on that price. Maybe next time, I'm still very happy with the purchase. The manager also went above and beyond my expectations and sent me a picture of the negligible defect that made them seconds. That was worth the extra I paid since I had a recent string of really bad seconds I had to send back.
Below are two that I had to return. As you can see, one pair had some really bad creasing on the medial side and significant bowing. The other pair was labeled the same size, but about an entire size smaller.
I've come across a few pairs of del rays with that wrinkling problem too (first and second quality). Sales Associates have told me it is due to the skin having a higher fatty content than usual.