A post a while back from Corky at Pack War reminded me of a truly funny occurrence of eBay shipping gone wrong. Well, more accurately, why 3 out of every 4 people is a certified moron.
A very rare Archer sketch was listed on eBay back in August. The sketches are all 1/1s but this particular sketch was drawn by Sam Ellis, the Lead Illustrator and Character Designer on Archer. It was also an Artist's Proof sketch. The guy selling had shipping set at $239, with "artist's fees" as part of his reasoning. Sadly that is not a typo. Which the dude was very clear to point out in the description.
Someone actually bought the card the first time around. This buyer had recently been buying up everything from Cryptozoic's Archer release, but this purchase had me scratching my head. No matter how badly I want a card, I would never pay that much to "have it shipped."
What makes the purchase even worse is that the seller didn't actually send the card, but instead shipped the buyer a print of the 1/1 sketch, as detailed in the Blowout Cards Archer forum. The buyer got a refund, the card got re-listed many more times, and I'm still laughing to this day.