Is it reasonable to buy something from a shop (any type of shop) and return it, say, three years later and ask for a refund? Do you know anyone in this world who would accept that? I don’t. At least until today.
As far as I know, Alamy is the only “shop” in the world who accepts that practice. I have had returns with other stock agencies but never within a three year time frame. Two or three months yes, but three years never. Imagine the shop owner agreeing to accept back and refund something that has been bought and left the store three years ago. It would be a situation truly lau