Originally Posted by von rottes
Originally Posted by Disturbed117
Shipping price means nothing.Most of the time it is the carrier thats careless
. If you only saw the kind of things some of these packages go through.If i order something i don't want them beating my package around.
Well if they shipped it UPS that is a small packed, it would have gone in a Z-bag and been loaded it the top of the wall in the trailer..........
USPS, i haven't the slightest clue how they do small.
You don't want your package beat around?
You realize each package is throw on a "extendo"-dropped onto a large conveyor-sorted and throw onto an even larger conveyor - sorted again and throw into a shoot-on to rollers or another conveyor.
Along with thousands more packages where it will get smashed and/or dropped we can try to prevent jams that cause these damages....but it happens
None of that is the couriers fault, it's just something that happens in the sort facility.
the total time a package is touched by a human is only MAYBE 30seconds from an inbound trailer to an outbound trailer....
Most of my USPS packages are either a small box with foam or a padded envelope depending on the item, most times its been Priority 5-10day shipping, occasionally Express 3day via Ebay sellers or B&H (items from B&H were shipped from their warehouse via UPS/FedEx to USPS and then forwarded) - I've had TIM, memory, laptop keyboards etc shipped in padded envelopes, ssds were doubled boxed - but there was always more than one, so not sure how they would've packed a single dive, hard drives bare in anti-static bag packed in box with foam, fans wrapped in nothing more than bubble wrap and a thing piece of cardboard - not even in a box, just wrapped with a shipping label slapped on, phones have been doubled boxed - I would image tho if it was just a plain cardboard box, that's all it would ship in; the idea of secondary packaging isn't always for added protection but for obscuring what the package contains.
I'ved also had a laptop purchased via Provantage that was shipped from China in retail packaging to the US(which was nothing more than a pretty box with the laptop suspended in the centre of the box by a foam cradle), where it was then doubled boxed by Provantage and forwarded via DHL.
Originally Posted by AMD4ME
Originally Posted by PR-Imagery
It was shipped in a box. There was no need for the item to be double boxed. Thats like saying HP was wrong in shipping via USPS a couple dozen sticks of ram in nothing more than a thin plastic box and an envelope...
As noted retail packaging boxes aren't typically acceptably strong enough - as the OP's box shows, to be used as the outer packaging for shipment. (FYI- Chinese cardboard is horribly weak compared to most cardboard produced in the U.S.). Retail packing is typically for display purposes - NOT for commercial shipment. Yes if HP shipped some DIMMs in an envelope with insufficent protection then they too exercised very poor judgment unless the plastic box was quite sturdy.
Feel free to check UPS/FEDEX shipping requirements for insurance coverage
. Neither of the above examples would likely be covered by insurance for damage as the packaging was insufficient to provide reasonable protection. In addition throwing a delicate or heavy item in a large box without proper dunnage would also not be covered by insurance for damage. The shipper is responsible for using proper containers, dunnage and preventive measures otherwise the insurance coverage is voided because the shipper did not meet reasonable nor prudent shipping requirements.
Neccessary packaging depends entirely on the method of shipping and the expected stress it is most likely to be subjected to - for instance, UPS subjects packaging to 20+ foot drops... I would think here OP's box would be double boxed. Double boxed wouldn't be necessary for a local courier picking up an item from a warehouse and dropping it to your house.
OPs box also looks pretty deep to me, comparing it to the box my Samsung SSDs came in, that box leaves quite a bit of room for crushing, not to mention the internal structures that held the drive vs the very slim but very sturdy retail box Samsung uses.
Who's to say Newegg didn't ship the drive in more packaging? It's not entirely out of the realm of possibilities that the item wasn't repackaged after it left Newegg's warehouse.