Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. I recently imported a well known branded barbell to use in my garage gym in the UK, not the cheapest thing to do, but hey ho... I'm not unduly bothered by the chipping on the bar ends, as it'll receive that and worse in due course. However, there is quite a lot of 'play' or 'slack' in the sleeves relative to the actual bar.
I've only ever used cheap unbranded bars until now, and wasn't expecting this to be a feature on a 'better' bar. Are all good bars like this, or is mine faulty?