Wallcreeper, in your OP, you asked about a specific line of binoculars that are sold by a German dealer that has an Amazon storefront. What you ended up with were various experiences with Amazon purchases, many of which were shipped directly from an Amazon facility or from a particular dealer affiliated with Amazon.
The reason I am asking is that I am exploring Omegon Argus binoculars and they have no reviews on amazon. Here is the link to the binoculars in question: LINK
While items shipped from a typical Amazon warehouse can certainly be shoddily packed, it's doubtful to me that Astroshop, who deals with shipping optics all the time, would throw a bino they sell into a box with a couple of air pillows and send it on its merry way like an Amazon warehouse would. Why don't you call them and ask about their overseas packing and return policy? The seller information is provided; then you'll know specifically what you're dealing with:
I've had binos shipped from APM in Germany and they were packaged very well and arrived unscathed. I don't see why purchasing from another German vendor would have to be any different. Occasionally, even well packed products can be damaged by shippers. As I pointed out in my first reply, only the distance and shipping costs may be a problem if you need to make a return for some reason.