[time-nuts] another Ebay mixup

John Miles jmiles at pop.net
Sat Jun 9 14:04:08 EDT 2007

I sent a message to suggest at ebay.com asking them to please consider adding a
"Packaging" category to their new detailed seller ratings feature.  Everyone
here who uses eBay should do the same.  Point out that a seller could excel
in all of the existing categories but still wreck the item due to negligent

I suppose the "Item as described" field could encompass packaging, but it
seems too vague.  Ultimately, people (including myself) need to grow a pair
and start leaving neutral/negative feedback for sellers who pack carelessly
and/or deliver items that aren't the exact unit shown in the photos.

-- john, KE5FX

> Yeah, I once had a huge switch (8U-10U I think, very heavy item) that some
> guy threw in a thin cardboard box using only foam peanuts and those small
> foam packs. The box was coming apart at the seams leaking peanuts as the
> driver carried it to the door. The little foam packs were smashed flat,
> totally worthless because of the weight & loose packing. What a nightmare
> that was! It looked like someone took a baseball bat to the thing and went
> psycho. It's so sad people will sell thousand dollar pieces of
> equipment and
> not spend a penny on proper packing.

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