Thanks for the mention.
This is definitely the first time I’ve had any sort of issue like this. Caught me off guard to say the least.
I do believe the item was shipped by the seller given the “original” weight of the package. However, someone decided they had to have it. Would seem as if they ut the bottom of the package, took the optic and tried to retape the package and act like nothing had happened. They, for some reason, didn’t tape the entire bottom section of the box and just decided to tape the edges as shown in the pic that I took above. Makes absolutely no sense.
I’ve been in contact with the seller and have asked him to keep me updated on the process of this. Will do whatever I can to help.