Oops, I better not joke about it.
DHL really did a number on it. One engine mount had punched through the generator housing. When I questioned them about the up arrows on a package and it being delivered on its side I got this:
Though we make reasonable effort to abide by informational markings and directional indicators, we can not possibly inherit these as part of our transportation agreement.
I think expedience might get in the way of just doing a good job getting stuff delivered in one piece.
The eBay seller has been fantastic to deal with. At his expense he sent a new generator and I got it the same week. It came via DHL but is in great shape.
In fairness to him, I bought the damaged one only for parts without knowing it would work. At least I still have the inverter, ignition module, controller module, carb, filters, pull rope, gas tank etc. It is a shame though, now that everything else works. It seems like such a waste. I think he'd be willing to send me a crankcase assembly but I'd need a puller to get the alternator off. It'd be fun to work on though.