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Poll Results: Was the SSD Shipped Okay or Should It Have Had More Packaging?

 
  • 48% (57)
    Shipped Okay
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    Needed More Packaging
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post #101 of 174
Yeah i hate how they ship the small packages recently! No cardboard box anymore frown.gif just a stupid envelope.
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post #102 of 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by pent View Post

Yeah i hate how they ship the small packages recently! No cardboard box anymore frown.gif just a stupid envelope.

Yeah, shame on Newegg in reducing shipping costs while reducing fuel usage... oh wait... rolleyes.gif


Retail packaging is designed to survive shipping. If your SSD was damaged during shipping, then there would have been bigger issues since it could survive pretty much any reasonable shipping mishap short of a plane crash.
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post #103 of 174
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Originally Posted by Deverica Wolf View Post

When I purchased my SSD last year from Newegg, it shipped in a padded box. My HDs as well. All worked fine.

Also, I heard the horror stories about Amazon's drives shipping in big, unpadded boxes. When I bought my HDs from them, however, they had just started improving things and again, they worked great. It seems this year, though, the ranks are reversed. O_o


I just bought a 256 GB M4. I thought about going with Newegg because of how great and quick their shipping is but I ended up going with Amazon instead. Looks like that was the right choice, currently.

dont hate on amazon.

its not amazon who packs it all the time, some times is normal people like me and you who neglect to pack it, amazon is just a hub of finding things and paying for it, what you buy, and who you buy it from on there is at your discretion. I've shipped/delivered for amazon, most of the time things are packed nice and tight, theres just sometimes those trolls who puts something the size of a kodak camera inside of a 32 x 32 inch box with no padding. kookoo.gif

the only thing that is most -unpacked Ever at amazon is diapers.... they never get packed. Dunno why.

possibly because of the millions of babies? i mean it probably ships millions of boxes of diapers a day.
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post #104 of 174
As someone who sends 5+ packages a week, that is NOT how you ship a boxed item. Those should be packaged inside of sturdy cardboard box, not some sealed envelope.

If it were say RAM that is enclosed in a plastic encasing, then it would be acceptable as the plastic is not going to deflate during shipment.


It is also hard to sell an item that is BNIB but the packaging looks like its been through hell.
post #105 of 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyismaster View Post

dont hate on amazon.
its not amazon who packs it all the time, some times is normal people like me and you who neglect to pack it, amazon is just a hub of finding things and paying for it, what you buy, and who you buy it from on there is at your discretion. I've shipped/delivered for amazon, most of the time things are packed nice and tight, theres just sometimes those trolls who puts something the size of a kodak camera inside of a 32 x 32 inch box with no padding. kookoo.gif

 

I've gotten a few boxes that were, I thought, bigger than needed, but were packed well with those air packs.

 

I ordered from Amazon themselves. Like I said, both my 1.5 TBs are still working great. And I get my M4 Friday. smile.gif

post #106 of 174
Op,
I brought a vertex 4 126gb and mounting bracket from ebuyer uk.
They sent it in 2 packages, one package with the ssd was exactly like yours, in a silly envelope, the brackets came in a huge box, do'nt get it!

Silly way to send ssd's
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post #107 of 174
Staples shipped my ssd exactly like the op, as for other carriers such as amazon which was in a box. overall your ssd is safe and sound regardless the box appearance.
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post #108 of 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

Yeah, shame on Newegg in reducing shipping costs while reducing fuel usage... oh wait... rolleyes.gif
Retail packaging is designed to survive shipping. If your SSD was damaged during shipping, then there would have been bigger issues since it could survive pretty much any reasonable shipping mishap short of a plane crash.

There's a decent chance of an SSD surviving a plane crash so long as any shrapnel doesn't pass through it.

Reminds me of that intel test where they throw a 2.5" hdd against a wall and it gets obliterated, then they throw an SSD against a wall, no damage at all, they put it back in and it works like nothing happened.

I think that was the X25 series and they are old. I imagine SSD's have advanced greatly since then too.
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I work in a retail store and I can't even find boxes that don't have dents like that in it! It will be perfectly fine. smile.gif
 
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I work in a retail store and I can't even find boxes that don't have dents like that in it! It will be perfectly fine. smile.gif

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