Yeah, not a refurb. Seems somebody bought, saw the glue issue and returned but not before trying them out some. Then the dodgy retailer just sold them again as if they were new most likely. Maybe it was that retailer themselves opening one up and trying them out to demo and just selling that pair anyway. Probably better to order from MEE direct and be safest as far as service, have an account with them, join the rewards program, and get points.