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New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:25 pm
by tse
From outside in, left to right in the photo: manila envelope intended to ship flat things; partial Priority Mail box reconfigured to approximate a cube; half of the upper part of an egg carton; half an egg carton, complete; plastic grocery bag; bubble wrap; blue tissue; tape throughout.

I would have posted this under Dear eBay Sellers but this unusual packing did its job. Nelson received unharmed and in better condition than I expected. No actual complaint here just amusement.

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:48 am
by randy van
At the other extreme, several years ago I received a watch from Croatia packed in a 1930's Leica outer camera box. The packaging was worth more than the contents!

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:16 am
by vintagehamiltons
Whatever does the job. Bonus if you can get rid of some trash in the process. :lol:

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:25 am
by eclecticfunk
I received an antique soda bottle in a manilla envelope with no packing whatsoever. Even more surprising, it survived shipping unharmed!

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:11 pm
by indyago
In the Olympic spirit.........this packaging had all of the compulsory elements covered, and it apparently 'stuck the landing' for top marks.............. :D

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:38 am
by stryfox
I have gotten all kinds of messy and weird types of packaging shipped to me. I usually don’t care as long as it made it safely. I hate when people use shredded paper and other things like that that requires me to clean up after opening it.

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:47 am
by Tank
I received a watch crystal once that was carefully wrapped and taped into a milk jug cap, which I thought was a great idea.

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:05 pm
by prospex
Haha well this was funny and quite clever package. Improvised but still did the job.

Someone once sent me some paper posters in a plastic PVC plumbing pipe which was cut to dimensions. Oh, I also received a watch from someone (national) in a medicine box.

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:00 pm
by Nookster
I have often thought of posting this stuff. Thanks for doing so. Hilarious.

Re: New standard for eBay shipping?

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:14 am
by Frobob
This is how I recieved my ‘29 Mate. At first I thought I’d gotten someone else’s mail.
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Sure enough, the bubble wrap had a watch in it.