Crushed beyond repair in my opinion.
That is really sad! It is the sellers responsibility to get the item to the purchaser in the same condition as when it was purchased! I hope you contacted them with these pictures.
Another lesson in the necessity of packaging for extreme handling situations! Stuff happens, and when it happens to one of these collectibles, everyone loses!
Just a can in the box no packing material?
Looks like it came from EBay
File A claim , You will get your Money back.
Sorry the can is DEAD but getting your money might make you feel a little better
It survived mankind unharmed for 60 years,but it couldn't escape the ***** who sent it.
I had a similar instance with The Post Office and a seller doing bad packaging. I bought an emblem at a gonga deal on E-Bay. The seller merely put the emblem in an envelope! Needless to say, when the envelope went through the sorting machines, it squeezed out never to be seen again. I received an empty envelope with the end blown out. The Post Office insurance would only give me what I paid for it, not the actual worth. This can has been searched for, for a long time. And if he got a good deal, he will not be correctly compensated. As well as the fact a nice survivor can has been lost to History forever.
That really sucks Les. Every time I buy something that has to be shipped I hold my breath until it gets here in one piece and unscathed. I know it looks like it can't be saved, but I would think that someone might be able to take the bottom off and salvage it with a new bottom? I see Dan has sent you a pm, maybe he can help. Don't know if he can do the square cans or not, I haven't heard much about doing that. I hope so.....GB
Wow Less!! What a cr@p situation!! And a loss for us all!!
Crazy thing, despite the packaging, that thing took one hell of a hit!!! That, should NEVER happen!! It would have taken quite a bit more than just some bubble wrap to have protected it against such a hit.
Hope you at least get your money back!!
box with can would have been immediately sent back too seller with tracking # & payment stopped .. ...
Is it possible that the big "fragile" note on top encouraged someone to give it a big hit?
I looked at the recent listing and it looks like he took a picture of a different can and poorly packaged a another smashed can and sent that one to you. Look at the original listing at the top above the US QUARTS there is no mark or chip there. He is going to make you deal with a claim. I may be wrong but it is my opinion.
Although it was not packaged correctly inside, That damage is 100% on the USPS, They are the responsible party in this one.
An absolute shame to lose such a nice can!! It's impossible to know what some people are thinking.
I have had the same experience. Lost a couple of really nice quart cans when the sellers mailed them in boxes that hardly fit around the can. I now email most sellers I'm completing a deal with and tell them they need to double box and either ship in a cardboard tube of extensive bubble wrap. Most accommodate me with no questions asked.
This maybe past repair. I have built a couple of bands the size of cans and put compressor air to them. You would be surprise as some dents will come out. Be carefull you can also bust them wide open.
He shows a Good Can sold in completed auctions Item # 161954882634
Looks like the can you have now is the one now with a buy it now
Item # 152008527223
Thanks Sid, yup that is the can that took the hit. I guess this is the risk we take when buying and shipping is involved. I was more angry about the piece being damaged because of a lazy person.
When I emailed him he simply said "oh well file a claim with ebay". That also ***** me off with his lack of concern. Good news I guess is it hasn't that often to me and hope it doesn't again.
No, that is not true, funny, I just checked my ebay paid for file and the original listing has been removed from my file. Thanks ebay.
I agree with you guys, the can you paid for is not the one you got!
Just checked and that is a different can than the one I bought.
...And the shipper just says, "Oh well, file a claim with e-bay." Tell him you are also filing a Misdemeanor Fraud complaint with his local police, since he (knowingly) shipped you the wrong can as a scam.
People get away with too many scams...
Hope your claim goes smooth.
This can is still a current auction on ebay. Something doesnt smell right here.
I think I would take action against him.
Just my opinion here only, Looks like E-bay is a real good place to stay away from these days.......
Sounds like you may have another issue on your hands, but,
It's still sad to see this stuff get destroyed due to carelessness. I just recently had the same thing happen to me. Purchased a beater can as a temporary placeholder (one day I will find a nice one) and it came crushed. Seller put it in a box that was the same size as the can with no cushion. I was refunded the money and kept the can but still was a shame.
If fraud occurred that's one thing.
Additionally,....it's amazing how thoughtless some people are when shipping.
Sometimes you need to go full negative on EBay stuff sent that way. How many people have received signs shipped that either cut through the cardboard or there is packing tape on the signs surface? Or both.
Some people's children......
Read my next article in the April PCM Magazine...No common sense here. Need to pack thing right! Scott B.
Sad but I don't think a double box would have made any significant difference. It takes alot of weight to damage the box and smashing the can. I get 20 to 30 priority packages delivered a week and never had one show up crushed.that must have been one angry postman.sad
You cant ship anything through USPS and expect it to arrive unscathed, unless you go out of your way to make sure its packed very securely. Even then, it might not help. I recently packed a old Firestone sign in a wood shipping crate and it still arrived damaged. It actually looked like someone had ran over it with a forklift. A beautiful porcelain sign, ruined. Fortunately I was insured against the damage but what a pain in the ***** to deal with.
Interesting. Yesterday I had a USPS shipment arrive. An updated GPS DVD for my car shipped in a way larger box than the DVD and the box looked like a spike had been driven into it. But they (USPS Gremlins)missed the DVD.
It seems that there is an epidemic of Clueless Sellers out there.
Maybe we should start a Forum and wager if items will have survived the packing or lack there of?
A few days ago, I bought a 1925 Emergency 1 gallon Gas Can that is marked Aetna Oil.... The package arrived just a few minutes ago...
Honestly, I was nervous about what I would find when I pulled the can out of the box...
It seems to my eye; to be more flat and bent than the Auction photos showed when I bought it..
.. LOL But, I have my trusty long handled "slip joint" pliers always handy and I was able to make it look close to when it was first used... And I guess I could always try filling it with liquid to see if more dents would pop out?
The can in relationship to the box....
I was lucky, that the damage was not worse.
I will send a polite note to the Seller; telling him that the can arrived... And make a suggestion that he use the appropriate size boxes when he ships items. And if he needs to charge more for shipping; then do so....
I hope this is the last item I get packed in this manner; for a long, long time!
I can't help but laugh !! Bob, its a good thing for the seller that you are being so light hearted about it. That has got to be the worse packing job I've ever seen! He should have a least loaded it up with packing tape. Lol..
It doesn't even look like he put tape down the center lid of the box??? That is a travesty. I keep a million different sized boxes on hand, foam sheeting, air bags and shredding to prevent this problem. It might take you a lot longer to pack, but your customers won't be complaining when their items arrived unscathed.