Originally Posted by Qwasian
if you were so worried about the auction and spending so much money why didn't you bother to ask him is my question? if it's such a deal breaker and you know it's a larger lot your purchasing, you couldn't just drop him a quick line & say, hey man could you make sure to sleeve & case everything nice i'm going to be grading.
He could have also asked for the cards to be placed inside
the bubble mailer, instead of taped to the outside of it. Because who knows.
Point is, there is a "generally-accepted method" prescribed for mailing out these types of cards, and the method was not used. The real problem is that this method, while "generally accepted", is still quite subjective as evidenced by the discussion here.