I bought a small ceramic Christmas tree and I paid extra for shipping and proper wrapping. In total I paid $75.00.
When the item arrived in our local post office, I opened it there because I was so thrilled and wanted to show my friend. Instead there were smashed bits and pieces in the box. The seller had put it in a big box, stuffed a few newspapers around it and then sent it cross country. It was smashed to bits.
Initially the seller said she had paid for insurnace (actually I had paid for it as part of the delivery). But so far, the seller has ignored me.
I won't be using E-bay again.
Monetary Loss: $75.