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Is. Here.
The Avvelenato Lucas landed yesterday . . . we're still negotiating his look and even his name (not the most forthcoming guy, this one, but he has reasons for being a little cool and distant right now--see travel pic behind the cut). But he is stunning, and so very different from Trouble and Snip, the Lucas and Chris in situ.

Buuuuuuuuut peek behind the cut to see what some people think is adequate BJD packing for shipment. I'm glad the odds are against this particular person's having any more dolls that I'm likely to want, because I think I'm pushing my luck to have received now two dolls from her without any noticeable damage.

As was the case with Giuliano, the tattooed Heath, there was fabulous padding between the shipper and the inner box, but when I removed the lid and top pillow of the inner box, this is what I saw:

Yyyyyyyyyyeah. I was so shocked that I grabbed the camera to take a picture before I even picked up the head to see whether it had gotten dinged in transit. There is a tiny, tiny rub under the chin, but it might be old instead of new--I really can't tell, and it isn't worth fussing over anyway.

But, just for the record (and yes, I've said this to the seller--twice now--along with PMming her that picture this time), this is NOT an appropriate way to pack a doll for shipping.

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She doesn't even HAVE a feedback thread, or at least none that I can find. I should have started one when I bought Giuliano . . . but I didn't quite know what to say. Now it would kinda feel like retaliation, when I don't honestly have anything to retaliate FOR. Argh.

I can't figure out whether she's actually getting out of BJDs or just thinning her collection a lot in order to raise some money. In the sales thread for this guy, she mentioned needing to put together money fast, so it could be a short-term thing instead of a complete pullout.

Maybe it's time to talk to a DoA mod since this seems to be a real problem and buyers need to know. It's even more so since she didn't make a feedback thread for herself. Given the number of dolls she has sold already the lack of a feedback thread makes it look like she really doesn't care. I personally don't think it looks like retaliation but as informing future buyers as to the quality of her shipping. But it's up to you and at least I'm glad you mentioned it here.

Enjoy your new boy, he is definitely nice!

Edited at 2012-08-07 11:37 pm (UTC)

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