For my birthday once when I was a kid my brother bought me a copy of Meatloaf's Bat Out Of Hell II on picture vinyl. Absolutely made up. Put it on the turntable for its first spin and it was so warped as to be unlistenable. I was gutted, but we had a chat and decided that the main thing for me was to be able to listen to it, so he took it back and traded it at the record shop for the CD and a couple of Iron Maiden shirts.
Put the CD on for its first proper play, only to realise that the album version of the first track has about a minute of massively distorted guitar nonsense. My vinyl copy had been absolutely fine.
I was, once again, gutted.