My order of Shunya Yamashita‘s Wild Flower and Studio Ghibli’s Art of Spirited Away – Sen to Chihiro arrived last week. I was so excited for my first artbook only to find out that they were damaged. I’m very particular with my stuff so when I saw the corner of both books were bent and folded I visibly cringed and twitched ^_^;
I called UPS right away since they were the ones who shipped it. I don’t know how it could have happened since it was packed very well by Play-Asia. The books were encased in a bubble wrap plastic bag and surrounded by styrofoam. Oddly, I’ve had a number of items shipped from various sellers (including Play-Asia) via regular mail (USPS/Canada Post) and they all arrived intact. The one I paid more for through UPS is the one that arrived damaged.
UPS took the package back last week for inspection. I’m still waiting for the result. I hope they handle it better this time. I’ll be really pissed if they damage the books even further =_=
How about you, do you have your figures shipped through regular mail, UPS or FedEx? I’m now tempted to try FedEx just to see the difference. Maybe I’ll just stick to regular mail XD For the price they’re quite good. They’re also apartment friendly (at least for me). Unlike FedEx/UPS, regular mail (Canada Post) can put small packages (figure sized) in a special box in our apartment. If the package is too big, I just pick it up from a nearby store.