I had a similar experience with the same 2 games. I picked them up very cheaply on the basis that the boxes had a little damage. When they arrived they were absolutely crushed (and not in transit) with the sides totally separated from the main part of the box. Contents usable, but now in zip-locks.
What is it about AF and Dauntless?
Just another cretin to avoid on eBay!
With a similar experience, I've learned the hard way to ask if the picture they're using in the listing is of *their* copy. More often than not, it isn't.