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    Almost 2 weeks ago I bought 5 colecovision carts from a seller on ebay. The guy shipped them and they arrived exactly a week after I paid for them. I was sitting at my desk when I opened the package and as soon as I ripped open the flap on the side and I noticed a large black clump, which i instantly recognized as a huge clump of live black ants. It scared the shit out of me, because instantly they started crawling everywhere. I ran downstairs with it and dumped the entire contents onto the ground. It was unbelievable. There was at least 100 ants in the package. When I went back inside they were all over the carpet and desk.
    Has anything like this happened to anyone?

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    no. god no.

    did the games work?

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    That would be your main concern nerdboy.

    Calling that a bonus... I guess STDs would qualify as a bonus given such standards. Chalk it up to just one of them days I suppose.


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    I've opened Mac and Cheese, and found maggets.


    I bought a Dreamcast off ebay, and there was a extra game in the console that wasn't mentioned. I like this surprise more then my Mac and Cheese .

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    All the games worked fine. This was the first time i opened an ebay package by dumping the contents onto concrete.

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    I have received some (positive) extras in my eBay packages before, but never something like that.

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    I remember receiving a pack of gum, chocolate candies, and other types of candies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb_hood View Post
    All the games worked fine. This was the first time i opened an ebay package by dumping the contents onto concrete.
    Did you message the seller?

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    Jesus, that's terrible. I hope you left negative feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malon_Forever View Post
    Did you message the seller?
    I highly doubt the ants were in there when the seller packed the item. Many people have ants in and around their mailbox during the summer, and I suspect that's the case here. I have a wooden mailbox and I've had little black ants in my mail almost everyday. Getting rid of them has been quite difficult, although I pretty much soaked my mailbox with Raid last weekend and I think I've wiped them all out (for now).

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    Wow. PO Box time, that or get your mail as soon as it appears.

    The last insect encouter I've had was an earwig that crawled into a newspaper - shook 'im out with no trouble while still outside. I don't like 'em tons, but they're not really so bad.

    /me laughs maniacally at the idea of somebody carefully placing a hundred live ants in a box of coleco games, although the word picture in the first post is still quite disturbing.

    Oh, there's another thing...I'm a real condition snob and so the stuff I get generally tends not to have random insects in it. The last one I can remember was a long-dead Japanese or Spanish spider that had squeezed behind the tray of a X68000 game (Dracula, fittingly). Pubes / suspicious curly hairs are pretty common tho.

    This reminds me that I need to PM people to not send me stuff in inside-out TV dinner boxes. I actually got a game like that recently, but all it did was inspire me to get Stouffer's lasagna, I got lucky. PO Box for the win, wow.

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    Did you get charged extra on shipping for the ants?

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    Funny that this topic comes up now. I recently received this positive feedback from a buyer, who won a new baseball hat from me:

    "Great Hat and a Great deal! But somehow ants got into the box with the hat.wierd"

    That's definitely not from me, since my ebay area is 100% bug-free. Like PBJ said, it probably happened in the person's mailbox itself, or maybe en route. I've also received countless packages from all over the world and I've never had any surprise insect attacks.

    Quote Originally Posted by c0ldb33r View Post
    Jesus, that's terrible. I hope you left negative feedback.
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    Sometimes ants get into my mail box. They will get into packages and other mail, but I have never had that many!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PingvinBlueJeans View Post
    I highly doubt the ants were in there when the seller packed the item. Many people have ants in and around their mailbox during the summer, and I suspect that's the case here. I have a wooden mailbox and I've had little black ants in my mail almost everyday. Getting rid of them has been quite difficult, although I pretty much soaked my mailbox with Raid last weekend and I think I've wiped them all out (for now).
    Yeah, I agree. The ants must have colonized the package while it was in transit. No way would they have entered the package when it was sitting in my mailbox, i get the mail almost right after it arrives.

    I diddnt have to pay extra shipping on the ants, but I did pay like 12$ for shipping on 5 coleco games. It was one of those '4$ first game, 2$ each after' bullshit deals. At first I was kinda pissed at the seller because I thought he had them shipped media mail, but I checked the package and it was shipped 1st class. This is a little strange because the package came from new jersey and took a week.

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    That's super gross. I'm such a chick when it comes to bugs... I woulda FREAKED out!

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    I once ordered a sealed Lost Vikings 2 for SNES, and it came with a sealed copy of Vegas Stakes as well. Another time a seller sent me back $6 in USD cash after overcharging me for shipping, which was nice since getting Dragon Warrior IV for $14 was already a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bb_hood View Post
    Almost 2 weeks ago I bought 5 colecovision carts from a seller on ebay. The guy shipped them and they arrived exactly a week after I paid for them. I was sitting at my desk when I opened the package and as soon as I ripped open the flap on the side and I noticed a large black clump, which i instantly recognized as a huge clump of live black ants. It scared the shit out of me, because instantly they started crawling everywhere. I ran downstairs with it and dumped the entire contents onto the ground. It was unbelievable. There was at least 100 ants in the package. When I went back inside they were all over the carpet and desk.
    Has anything like this happened to anyone?
    that is the sickest story I have ever heard

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    The only "extras" I sometimes get is the occasional free game thats included inside systems I purchase off of craigs list or Goodwill. As for the ants, I agree that it wasn't the sellers fault. Sometimes these things just happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c0ldb33r View Post
    Jesus, that's terrible. I hope you left negative feedback.
    haha, why? do you think the seller put the ants in the box before shipping?

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