Our new Egyptian cotton towels are shedding a lot of lint. Is this normal?

After washing our new towels we had pieces of lint in the washer, not one or two, but many hunks of lint after the wash/rinse spin dry was completed and the dryer screen was covered with lint, a real handful of it. Second washing the same result. Returned to the store and were told "good quality"... show more After washing our new towels we had pieces of lint in the washer, not one or two, but many hunks of lint after the wash/rinse spin dry was completed and the dryer screen was covered with lint, a real handful of it. Second washing the same result.

Returned to the store and were told "good quality" towel will do that for up to ten washings. Are we being put on?
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