Why can’t people look after their kit?

The thread starts:

Just spent some of the evening browsing a well known auction site and practically all the interesting-looking things I've seen are just fucked. A scratch here a dent there... what on earth have they been doing with it the fucking cack-handed clowns. What happened to pride of ownership ? Oh never mind it's ok, you've taken a tiny fuzzy mobile phone picture of the damage, that makes it all ok.