Agreed, Doomwalk. I didn't get what I wanted with this weapon, and if it stays at 3.5, when the tooltip reads 3.8, I think they should refund the mats for the weapon. Sorry, but that's just ridiculous to, pardon my french, screw people over in that fashion...
But I wanted an apple, you said I was getting an apple. Sorry, you're stuck with an orange.
So very true, I am trying to think of a single occasion where you could buy an item and discover it is nothing like what you were told you were buying and not be able to get a refund.
It is as if you own a 32inch TV. You decide to upgrade it to a 42 inch TV and then when you take it out of the box you discover that it is in fact a 32 inch TV, despite all the packaging saying otherwise and then the shop who sold it to you not refunding your money.
Blizzard need to tell is what is happening and then if it is a 3.5s weapon return the mats.
I guess the problem is that it will be almost impossible to fix. In my case they would have to return the mats, except the orbs which would have to be sent to a guildie.
Other people will need all the mats back as they made their own.
Others will need the price they paid on the AH returned, but without the mats being given back to the maker and the sword deleted.
And others still will need the mats returned to them, but the orbs they bought from the BS who made it returned to the BS and the gold returned to the player who bought the weapon, or just the gold they paid to have it made returned to them (the person who made it has already been paid for the orbs).
But the latter two will be hugely abused as soon as the fix is announced as people will give a guildy, say, 10k gold for the orbs, and they then receive a 10k refund and the guildie has made 2500 per orb.
The only thing blizzard can really do that is at all workable is to fix the sword to do what it is meant to do.