An eBay seller's logic

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  1. ColinG

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    I purchased a globe from an eBay seller. I assumed he would want it to survive the journey as it would be his responsibility if it broke. It arrived like this.

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    The seller agreed to replace it so I figured he would want to do a better job of the packaging. I was wrong.

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    For goodness sake, what did he think would happen? There was no padding between the glass and box and a sheet of thin plastic wrapping outside! It's frustrating and sad as there's not that many of them left in the wild!

    I'm quite annoyed :rage:
     
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    This is living proof that you can't fix stupid.
     
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    What's that saying? Third time's a charm?
     
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    "What a maroon! What a nincowpoop!""
    Bugs Bunny,
     
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    Didn’t you get a globe from Hong Kong wrapped in a plastic bag that came in one piece? Just buy more from there.:lol::lol:
     
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    I certainly did but there's no way that could happen again. Most of the comments from buyers said they'd received smashed globes!

    I guess you win some you lose some!
     
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    It’s quite an odd business model...

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    Time to get the superglue out.
     
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    Oh dear... I feel for you Colin.. Exasperation must be an understatement right now.. :/
     
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    After watching a video clip recently of a " Hermes " employee load a van , involving him throwing
    parcels from the back ad hoc to suffer there fate into a van well anything goes ... no delicateness or subtle
    actions there ... parcels just " lashed in " ... hey I suppose they all do it ... :shock:
     
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    B125513D-F039-4A14-8EE8-6E2CEF604626.jpeg This was delivered by Hermes

    Looked like it had been under something heavy and dragged along.. Nothing was damaged.. no thanks to the carriers..
     
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    @podbros It looks like one of those metal items or a bible carried by a soldier that stopped a bullet and saved its owner’s life.
     
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    D'oh! ](*,)

    I've just had an Optimus 200 from Scandinavia, it was padded overall in the box, but the globe was still in the cage, smashed :cry:
    A lovely Optimus 200 emblazoned globe in bits. Sigh.

    Alec.
     
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    @Norman had a Veritas Suberb sent to me to be shipped out to the states. When it arrived I examined the contents and although the glass was wrapped in a few sheets of bubble wrap it had been wedged up tight to the edge of the box and crunched when I pulled it out :cry: I was so gutted I couldn't even face opening it. It took me six months before I could bring myself to throw it away!
     
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    something is terribly wrong with that seller.
     
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    That's messed up, there used to be this thing that has disappeared, I believe they called it common sense.
     
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    You are correct because common sense is very uncommon in this day and age.
     
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    Colin, what size were the cracked globes?
     
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    They were 12cm tall x 12cm in diameter
     
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    Thanks, can you PM me a link to the item page? I'm looking to buy a Hasag and this is the right size for these lamps :)
     
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    Pelam.de in Germany sell this size globe, the one I received was very well packed and was a schott suprax brand.
    Regards Ian
     
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    Thanks for the pelam.de heads up - that is a useful source!
     

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