Got this on Sunday. Twice. I went back to the bookstore a few hours after getting the first one, to exchange it for one in better condition. Don't even get me started. Just know a couple things: I am beyond OCD about the condition of items when I buy them, especially magazines..doesn't matter if it's $4 or $40. Manhandling my things is a sure way to get on my shit list.
So here's my game plan for next time- I will hold the magazine while they scan, and ask them to hand me the bag so I can bag it myself. I'd rather be thought of as insane than have to make repeat trips due to careless/thoughtless cashiers.