.Today I received a VHS of Dennis Donnelly's 1978 ode to the final death nell of Cameron Mitchell's career proper, The Toolbox Murders, from Amazon's Marketplace for $4.98. The seller remarked it was the United Entertainment VHS in "Used - Very Good" condition. This is what I was presented with:
Now, I'm not that hard to please when it comes to the condition of the tapes I buy, but this is total shit. First off, the cover is grossly cut up wantonly shearing off words. It's also ripped and stained. The tape itself is marked up, missing its original spine label (if it had one), and it's not even rewound. To top it off it's not the United Entertainment VHS, it's from VCI being distributed through United Entertainment. The real United VHS:
Despite it being "only" $5, this is the worst tape I've received by mail up to this point. Here's the seller, having already unleashed the fury upon him. It's not worth it to me to seek a refund, but I'm tired of such dishonest sellers. Though that's not to say there aren't plenty of great Marketplace sellers offering exactly what they describe.