Columbia Clic laminate pattern problem

I am installing Columbia Clic Wood laminate flooring in 2 large rooms in our home. The pattern we chose is called Red Oak Road Chesnut. When we opened the boxes of laminate we found a weird pattern on 3 out of 7 boards. Every one who sees it says its damaged. It's some kind of pattern running almost perpendicular to the wood grain. It's on top of the wood grain pattern, and therefore interupts the wood pattern where ever it shows up. Columbia says no, it really is supposed to look this way. When I point out that none of their samples, brochures, or beautiful web pictures have anything like my wood, they say, well that cannot be helped they cannot show everything in their samples. (But I have it in 3 out of 7 boards). I'd be glad to email a photo of my laminate to anyone who would like to see it. Has anyone else installed this particular pattern of Columbia Clic?
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