From: The Older Gentleman on
Niel Humphreys <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote:

> It's easy to blame couriers but a lot of the time damage in transit is down
> to the seller skimping on packing to save a few pence IMHO.

You're right, I'm sure. I always pack carefully - a lot of my FB has
references to goods being well packed.

I do get irritated when I receive stuff wrapped up in newspaper and
bound with sticky tape, which seems to happen more often than it should.


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From: Humbug on
On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 20:38:25 +0100, totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk
(The Older Gentleman) wrote:

>Niel Humphreys <admin(a)sznzozwdzoznzczozmzpzuztzezrzs.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> It's easy to blame couriers but a lot of the time damage in transit is down
>> to the seller skimping on packing to save a few pence IMHO.
>
>You're right, I'm sure. I always pack carefully - a lot of my FB has
>references to goods being well packed.

Exactly so. I've sent over 200 ceramic piggy banks in the UK and
worldwide, and only had one breakage.
It wasn't even marked "fragile", which is of course an invitiation [1]
- as everyone knows, fragile items (particulaly ceramics and glass)
are specifically exempt from Royal Mail's "standard insurance".

On that occasion, I had another similar item and sent it immediately
on a "refund and replace" basis.

>I do get irritated when I receive stuff wrapped up in newspaper and
>bound with sticky tape, which seems to happen more often than it should.

Exactly so. I recently received an eBay item where the brown paper was
only held on by the last tiny bit of sellotape so that the postman
could tell where to deliver it.
I complained to the seller, who thought that I was saying that the
item wasn't worth what I paid for it.
I wasn't complaining about the quality of the item, or how much I
paid, just about his poor packing.

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