Not all boards will have stickers on the base. And you shouldn't be concerned with tiny scratch marks as you will scratch it up much more when riding. Minor dings are part of handling the board in stock. The plastic sheet helps, but after you use it, it will look much worse. Sometimes even a new board has been "mounted" to display or fitted to a customer. It doesn't ruin the board in any way. Even if someone DID take it for a "test run", that's like ONE run out of hundreds that you will use it for.