So, I was being rebellious and I snuck out my birthday presents from my boyfriends wardrobe, just for a peek. He was at work. The events that followed are literally made me cry. Please note, this was sold as a brand new item that was mint in package.
I instantly noticed the Tama Profy's packaging was very poorly handled. I let them off and thought "maybe they were checking the Profy was working? The packaging still looks fairly new, it isn't that bad". Oh how wrong I was.
I thought I'd open the box to see if anything else was damaged and I noticed how discoloured the larger heart was underneath the screen, so I decided to just open the bubble wrap (which, as far as I'm aware, isn't part of the real packaging either), and look at the heart again. The following sight made me cry.
The paint had literally been scratched from the wood. A few scuffs doesn't bother me, that happens to the best of us right? But nearly half of the hearts paint had been scratched/peeled away. I then instantly noticed similar treatment in far left the corner of the profy. The same treatment again. And it was dirty.
I'm open to admit it, I cried. I'm a collector as well as a player of Tamagotchis and I like keeping my Tamas in as near to pristine condition as I can. This is permanently ruined. I will never blend the right shade of purple paint to cover up those scuff marks, and even if I did, the plastic coating is gone anyway and it won't look right.
This was a 99% positive rated seller. I thoroughly looked over the pictures provided. They must have been faked. So please, please, please guys, be careful buying things on eBay. I took all the precautions I could and I still received a poor item.
I will only be able to tell my boyfriend about this on my birthday, which is still nearly 3 weeks away. God knows how this will be sorted out.