Even though my boxes from BB were double boxed, one box had crushed corners when I received them. I know some buyers will not care about the realborn box and discard it… but I also I know of some buyers that receive reborns like to keep them in the shipping box making the realborn box even more desirable. Collectors are funny and very picky about things.
I like BB, like to ship fast. In order to ship fast, my babies are package and ready to go the moment I list them on eBay. So don’t plan on repackaging or working to find a box that will protect the realborn box after the auction ends. My auction will not include the realborn box.
After receiving the damaged box this is how I decided I would handle it on my auctions.
When I list my realborns on eBay I will include a statement that "The baby will not be shipping in the realborn box, but will ship in a stronger plan brown shipping box. I’m doing this in order to keep shipping costs down and to allow for extra padding around doll."
Even though I don’t want to have to explain this to the customer, I don’t want the customer to expect the realborn box… My guess is some buyers will want the realborn box, but I doubt they will be thrilled about the extra shipping charges it will cost to have it arrive safely
I learned more than I ever wanted to know about dolls in original collector boxes, selling Barbies in their collector boxes. I have to admit the original outer shipping box from Mattel was very, very thick cardboard and did stand up to both USPS and UPS. Mattel learned early on the buyers wanted that box to be in PERFECT condition on arrival. Lots of other sellers Tonner, Integrity, etc. all followed suit with strong outer shipping boxes. The customer hated their doll boxes damaged.