SMD return policy. I remember that thread. Much about nothing. We never did hear how it turned out. but here is SMD return policy straight from the website
We are confident you will pleased with your Six Moon Designs equipment. However, if for some reason your purchase from Six Moon Designs does not meet your needs, you may return any unused items within 30 days for a full refund (less shipping charges).
Please thoroughly inspect your item. We do a thorough check, but sometime things slip through. So make sure you check it out. Load up your pack with all your gear and take it for a walk. Setup your tent before you hit the field. You may need to several attempts to learn the best technique to achieve the perfect pitch.
What Can Not Be Returned
Packs or tents that have been used in the field.
Stakes that have been used to setup the tent on trial runs. So use an alternate set of stakes for setting up your tent until you happy.
Tents that have not been seam sealed by us. So please setup your tent and check it out before you attempt too seam seal it.
Gear where a custom modification has been requested
Items sold as either Discontinued or Scratch & Dent. So before ordering these items make sure you really want them.
Products purchased from retail establishments. Please return your item to the place of purchase.
When returning an items please do the following:
Include a copy of your Sales Receipt in the package. This way we can properly credit you.
Contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number.
Thoroughly check your item to remove any personal items.
Refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of receipt of goods.
Warranty info here...
Our products are fully warranted to the original owner against defects in materials and workmanship. If our product fails due to a manufacturing defect, we will repair the product, without charge, or replace it, at our discretion.
What's Not Covered
This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident, improper care, negligence, normal wear and tear, or the natural breakdown of colors and materials over extended time and use.
Damage such as from rips and tears in the materials is not covered under the warranty and are considered normal wear and tear.
You are responsible for paying for postage for all products returned for Warranty Coverage. If the item is covered under Warranty, we'll absorb the return shipping cost. However, if there is a requirement to return the item faster than our normal shipping times, any additional charges will be billed.
Should you need to return the product for warranty or repair, contact us for a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. We will inspect the gear to determine if defective. At which time we will either repair or replace free of charge. Service or repair of items not covered under warranty will be done at nominal charge.
Buy one from a retailer and you might score free shipping.