The Do Not Buy list is old hat at record stores. What used to be at the top of the do not buy list was anything from the Columbia House Record and Tape Club or the low-rent other version of that nonsense. These CDs used to have a marking on them identifying them as such.
Crap releases were always a given. If you got stuck with a dog you couldn't trade in, that was on you. Funny how websites are catching on to this decades after they appeared.