Hello everyone - I'm a new collector & new to this forum. I've been looking on Ebay and am concerned about some of the listings. For instance after comparing pictures of the same compact by different sellers (with hugely different prices) I noticed that the cheaper one did not have one of the elements of the compact fully painted; it was not pointed out in the description at all and it made no mention of it being a defect or second.
My question is what are the things I should look for or ask the seller when considering buying a compact thru Ebay? And if a compact does not have the perfume in it, does that indicate it may be a defect? Personally I don't care if the perfume is included or not, but I do want a non-defective compact.