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    Nightcrow
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    Just a note of caution to anyone browsing on Ebay that the seller Vintagelandia ships Windstones in padded mailer envelopes and refuses to box them.

    I found a Windstone Cat listing that I was interested in until I noticed the shipping method in the auction description: Shipped with USPS Priority Mail Padded Flat Rate Envelope. I contacted the seller and let them know that I was interested in the item, but that Windstones are very fragile due to the materials used and should be shipped securely boxed; I included a link to the Forum for more information.

    Vintagelandia replied refusing to change the packaging method, claiming that

    Usps padded 8 dollar envelope is quite large, and it allows for this item to be bubble wrapped and then also padded with newspaper and carton. I have previously shipped different small figurines this way, and items always arrived safely to their destination. At this point in time, I believe I have had almost 600 sales on eBay, and only once I had items break in shipping.

    Just thought everybody else should know, and be wary of this seller when it comes to Windstones.

    Interested in buying or trading for: GB Pebble Sitting Red Fox in grey, Lap Dragon Test Paints (Pearl Steel Blue, Mystic Umber, Pastel Rainbow, others), & production Lap Dragons with minor to moderate damage!

    Also seeking Breyer SM Swaps bodies in poor to fair condition for customizing.

    #1588016
    drag0nfeathers
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    A padded envelope? I don’t care if you can fit cardboard in it or not… you are high if you think you’re gonna ship a windstone in a padded envelope! Smh

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    #1588017
    Lisa Z
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    The secret I got about that particular padded envelope is that it is a very cheap way to send boxes by priority mail. They are a low flat rate and very big. You could theoretically double-box something correctly and then put it in the padded envelope. You just have to be able to seal it normally, like not add on extra length by taping a second bag or whatever, nor rip it to accommodate your too-large box and tape the rips shut. I had some people tell me to ship stuff like that so they could save on shipping. You could only send the smallest Windstones, double-boxed, in those bags.

    The way this seller is describing, though, is not really safe.

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    Sitting young oriental dragon koi gold and white

    #1588067
    fatalbeauty
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    nope! nope! nope! it is never going to arrive safe……

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    #1588073
    Angelika_Zen
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    A risk nobody should take – they’ve obviously never had a windstone shipped to them in an envelope.

    I have had other collectibles shipped to me this way, but the box inside always arrives damaged. If you’re an “in the box” collector, this wont work for your either. For used vinyl collectibles that are loose, this is a great way to save on shipping fees…i wouldn’t ship gypsum this way though.

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    #1588084
    Scathach
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    The only things to ship in a padded envelope are beans and tads. I’ve had them come from the store that way, too.

    #1588223
    Nightcrow
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    The only things to ship in a padded envelope are beans and tads. I’ve had them come from the store that way, too.

    This was exactly what I was thinking! It would work for something small – I have actually had a seller send me a ceramic bonsai pot in an envelope! – but isn’t the cat in the auction about the size of a tennis ball? That is not going to fit in an envelope with enough padding to protect it.

    Interested in buying or trading for: GB Pebble Sitting Red Fox in grey, Lap Dragon Test Paints (Pearl Steel Blue, Mystic Umber, Pastel Rainbow, others), & production Lap Dragons with minor to moderate damage!

    Also seeking Breyer SM Swaps bodies in poor to fair condition for customizing.

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