be very careful when buying Molton Brown items which have the smooth lids rather than the Molton Brown embossed ones.
Smooth lids went out at least 2 years ago (if not longer) and the shelf life on unopened products is only 2 years due to the essential oils in them.
THERE IS A VERY BIG CHANCE THAT IF YOU BUY A SMOOTH LID ITEM IT IS OUT OF DATE.
I recently received negative feedback from a seller because I pulled them up about the date/efficacy of the stuff they sold me. alarm bells should have been ringing when there was no photo of the item up for sale and I was too dumb to ask for one.
My tips would be:
is there a photo? If not ask for one
Does it have an embossed lid - no - stay well away, yes - you will probably be OK.
Ask all your questions before bidding and if in doubt check the latest picture of the item on either QVC or MBs website as that will give you an excellent idea of what you are looking for.
Don't get scammed as I have done as I have felt firsthand that sellers do retaliate if you leave an honest feedback comment which they don't like.