Go back and read the first message.
I was asking people what they would do in such a
situation, not asking for packing advice or
trying to blame anyone. I've never had a cel
arrive to anyone in a damaged condition before
and don't know what the "protocol" is.
You didn't ask for any compensation in your
emails to me, either. What am I supposed to do,
refund your money and let you keep the cel? I
think not. Split the difference? Maybe, I
dunno, I was asking for advice.
I honestly think the blame -- if there is blame
to be placed in this situation, and I'm not
convinced there is -- rests with the post
office. Not with my packaging, which obviously
could have been better but _should_ have been
fine, or with you, who could have requested
insurance but didn't.
Please don't project motives onto me that aren't
there. My point in the just-above or two
comments was that I really wasn't interested in a
packing lesson, I was looking on people's
experiences with a loss and how they've dealt
Personally, I've had someone sell me a cel based
on a crappy scan ("But it's a great cel! You'll
love it!") -- for twice what you paid for this
one -- that arrived with almost total black line
loss. The Yukito cel was pristine until the post
office bent it. Did I rake the person over the
coals for it? No i didn't. I gave her the
benefit of the doubt, assumed that she really
didn't understand about black line loss, and
said "oh well, them's the breaks. It didn't come
with a guarantee, after all."
So, shall we be reasonable about this or are you
still out to make me the big bad ogre in public?