Hmm ... already answered a PM about this. I think I gave the wrong impression.
A bad endplate does not ruin any of the rest of the case assembly. When you buy these things in bulk, Hammond could care less which pieces you want - neither does the anodizer or the laser-etcher. As far as they're concerned, their job was X pieces of metal - shaped, machined, and processed a certain way. The replacement is simply to order and process more of the endplates. The potential impact was really to me because the cost of the mistake is times 100 (how many cases I have invested). Plus, it delays the date at which all of the kits will be ready - which is why I posted about it to let you all know what was going on.
So, there will be no "bad case kit" to sell or recoup - only 100 extra endplates with a laser-etch mistake. If you want one of the bad endplates as a collectors item - I'll send you one - but it's not going to be any use beyond that.