As many of you read, my Featherweight was not packed very well when it was shipped to me and suffered some damage. I did file a case with ebay and the seller has agreed to a partial refund. There were several back and forth messages and he wasn't the nicest person; but, in the end, he agreed to the amount I requested, $50. I wasn't out to be mean or take advantage, I just wanted him to know what he did was wrong. So, I decided to request all the shipping charges plus 10%. It seemed like a fair number.
Thank you to all that encouraged me to follow through. Its not something I would have normally done. In fact, when I told my DH tonight what I had done and the outcome, he seemed a little pleasantly, surprised.