I recently bought an Apple IIe via ebay. I'd hesitated buying online due to the prospect of shipping damage. In this case, the seller was only two hours away, so I offered to pick up instead of having it shipped. Frustratingly they responded that they don't do pick ups and that they had shipped out claiming it was "well packaged".
When the computer arrived my fears were confirmed: the outer case had been cracked and broken during shipment.
The monitor itself is still enroute and I have to wait to see if that survived or if it also suffered damage.
Very frustrating that a two hour drive would have prevented damage to this machine if the seller had only been willing to let me pick this thing up. 🙁