Ebay Packing Jobs

From: chris <cb_at_mythtech.net>
Date: Sat Feb 12 17:23:15 2005

>> I'm reminded of a new, unopened, in original box Apple branded AppleTalk
>> ISA card I bought... that the person promptly took the mint condition
>> box, and slapped postage on it and wrote in marker the To and From
>> addresses on the front of the box... which of course ruined the value of
>> the item.
>I'm always careful to tell people to please not ship anything in its
>original box, and to not apply any tape or markings to it. With really
>important items, I also inform them that I would be happy for them to add
>on the cost of acquiring proper packaging. I'd rather pay a few extra
>bucks than be disappointed and have something ruined.

In my case, I didn't think it was an issue. The seller advertised the
item as New Unopened, in original mint condition box.

When someone plays up the condition of the box, and that it is original,
it should have been a safe assumption that they understood the value of
the box.

Alas, I make no safe assumptions any more.

Received on Sat Feb 12 2005 - 17:23:15 GMT

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