I've coveted this for 10 years but at £99 it's way beyond my budget. My lovely dad gave me the money for it this week so I ordered it and collected it today. I haven't got it all out yet but the box is pretty bashed and the contents wrapped, albeit very neatly, in kitchen roll.
I can't help wondering if someone else has returned it. I know £100 isn't a high amount but it is for me and is way more than I would usually spend on something like this so wanted it to be brand new, IYSWIM...
The couple of pieces I did take out are lovely. So smoooooth and tactile. I remember sitting in work with a colleague years ago and remarking on its loveliness. Never ever thought I'd own it in a million years.
I just wondered if this was how they came and, if not, does it actually matter if the pieces are all ok?
I have the advent stable one (and have had for about 4yrs). It packed in polystrene and bubble wrap. I have to say I have never bought anything from them that's been wrapped in kitchen paper they have always used bubble wrap and or polystrene.
Have just picked this up in the sale after also coveting it for many, many years...... Mine is also wrapped in kitchen paper within a printed cardboard box (not beaten up though). Is this therefore standard? I must say, for the money, and the beauty of the thing I am a little surprised that is is not better packaged - after all it is going to spend a great deal of its life in the box! Was your replacement also packaged this way?