I recently held the winning bid for an old GDW Europa Marita Merkur game. The contents were advertised as unpunched, unused with the game box listed in VG condition. When the package arrived, this is what I pulled out of the packaging.
The game's contents were exactly as described. That is, the counters were unpunched and the game was clearly unused with maps still crisply folded.
Of course, the seller stated the box was in VG condition when it left and I suppose I should give the benefit of the doubt. But, the game was shipped in a padded envelope. Who ships boxed wargames in a padded envelope? Oh, shipping charge paid was 40% over actual shipping too.
I could file a claim and return the game but given the price paid I lean towards keeping the game as is.
How would the reader respond and what feedback would you leave for the seller?
Update 22NOV2015: After reviewing the photos of the damaged game, seller refunded 100% of shipping charge as compensation. Seller responded quickly to resolve. Seller will change packaging from envelope to box in future sales. Although game box is in tatters, the components are still minty fresh and a good bargain. I left positive feedback for seller.