Check the seller's feedback on eBay. Generally, most sellers are great, there are some who you have to be aware of. If they are selling such an item, I'm sure that they will do everything to prevent damage. If you decide to purchase from eBay, ask for insurance and delivery confirmation. Also, ask that they alert the post master that the contents are fragile (the post office will mark this on the box to keep the carriers from mis-handling or placing your package). I'm not sure about Opticsplanet.