I really only needed one piece of that puzzle, and that particular card wasn't damaged. But man, some people simply just don't care.
You said it. Next time I'll work out the shipping details with the seller beforehand if I'm buying something delicate.
Was this a lower production run this time, did shops get shorted? He made it seem like they weren't nearly as plentiful as the last series. Not just the chases, but cases overall (although fewer cases also means fewer chases.)
Congrats on getting your full set at that price--you are a lucky man to have that overseas connection! I wonder if production's down or if more sellers were after cases to resell, after seeing how high stuff sold for with DX3. DX4 did seem like there were fewer available preorders and stuff, but I feel like I've seen more DX4 chases and full sets on ebay and yahoo than I did for DX3.
What I wouldn't give to be a fly on the wall of Medicom headquarters for a day... (and speak Japanese.)