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post #11 of 32 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 01:32 PM
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Just want to mention if you read the seagate packaging instructions for a rma they say that using peanuts will void the warranty.

I guess they dont stick to this very well cause the failed drive i shipped them was in peanuts and they replaced it. They seem to think the only acceptable way to ship the HD back is with foam. I dont really agree with it but, figured id let you know.
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That's sad that a guide is needed for this...

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it'll cost $ in supplies and extra weight

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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
it'll cost $ in supplies and extra weight
Better than having it break in transport... Then you have to deal with the buyer.. Therefor, I believe that it is well worth the extra money. I also think that it shows the buyer that you are a serious seller and care about the product you are shipping to them.
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When I shipped my drives, they wanted tons more money for bubble wrap, and the drives weren't even worth that much. I just put them in the smallest box they had because they were going to close and I had no other choice. =\\

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I would like this link sent to newegg ASAP...

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Originally Posted by Xombie View Post

The links are broken.

I'll edit this post and actually read it once they are fixed. xD

EDIT: That's about 20 times more protection than what Western Digital sent my 500GB Caviar in.
thats not good. HDDs can shatter pretty easily...

BTW the links are good now.

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HOLY MOTHER OF FUNK.... if i got things shipped like that from a store / person i would buy again from them just because of the care they put into the delivery REP+

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Wow, you could chuck that thing off of the grand canyon and nothing would happen to it.

Nice guide though

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