I bring you exhibit A:
This is not actually a pile of garbage. This was the packaging used to send my new gravy boat. Let me explain. The seller, from eBay, felt that an adequate way to pack breakables was to wrap three layers of newspaper, a layer of tape and a plastic bag around it all.
This used to be a Grindley Peach Petal Gravy boat. I was pretty livid. The seller didn’t even try to pack it in a way it could possibly have show up in anything besides several pieces. I did get my money back, but still, I wanted the gravy boat! It would have been a great addition to my collection and I'm gutted.
Anyone else have an eBay fail? How did it turn out?