They turn a blind eye to the fact that some copies are simply not going to measure up to the sound of the review copy that they auditioned and described.
This is a good reason not to sell sealed records, which, of course we don’t. But that’s because we’ve done the experiments and found out the things they cannot be bothered to learn.
But wait a minute. Even that’s giving audiophile record dealers far too much credit. Only a small fraction actually review the records they sell. Most cut and paste a review from the manufacturer and let it go at that. And the few that do write reviews are often so far off the mark that they might as well be talking about another pressing entirely.