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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Adventures in Ebay Packaging #2 (Toploader addition)

Another classic adventure in eBay packaging. Thankfully as was the case with my last adventure the card in question arrived just fine. I was a tad bit more angry about this one....


2014 Topps Finest Charles Sims Auto/Patch

Here is the card. Pretty nice looking card that cost me $2.99 + $3.25 shipping.  With a shipping charge of $3.25 as I buyer I have certain expectations. For one the card should be sent in a bubble envelope. Second the card should be in a toploader.

Well........

The envelope itself was more along the lines of something that would be sent interoffice mail at my job. It was folded in the middle and taped.  Very odd....but not as bad as this.


This is what was used in place of a toploader.  That is a napkin and two pieces of cardboard.  The card itself had the napkin wrapped around and was placed in the middle of the two pieces of cardboard. Blue painters tape was used to keep everything together. 

The seller has only 90 feedback, but it was all positive. My guess since the Sims card was so thick he didn't have a toploader that fit. I actually laughed when I pulled the card out. My first thought was that I was going to find a toploader that was too big, but quickly discovered no toploader at all. 

All that matters is that the card arrived safely, but for $3.25 shipping I think it is reasonable to expect a bubble envelope and a toploader. I probably deserve this for stating how lucky I've been with shipping lately.  

Let's Go Mountaineers!



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    1. I wasn't too happy about it. If it were a more expensive card I would have been really pissed.

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  2. You could do worse, the other person could've just sent you the card in the napkin and then just ship it in a PWE.

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    1. On eBay it can always be worse. I'm willing to bet money he didn't have anything to fit the card. He doesn't have much feedback, but it is all positive.

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  3. Hopefully the card was at least in a penny sleeve. That's horrible packaging.

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    1. No penny sleeve......napkin and cardboard was it.

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  4. Good thing the signature wasn't smudged! Or does that sticker cover the ink on card?
    You just have to shake your head sometimes and thank the cardboard Gods for safe delivery.

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    1. I still haven't decided if I should let the seller know that it is a bunch of crap to send a card in between a napkin and cardboard. Like you said, cardboard gods were on my side so I may not pick a fight.

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