Amazon has hit a new low... (Record shipped with no packaging)*

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by MusicNBeer, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. 360-12

    360-12 Forum Resident

    Fool me once it's your fault; fool me twice it's my fault.
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  2. RSharpe

    RSharpe Forum Resident

    Hey, my wife says she still loves me even if I am a nerd. :D
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  3. justice0_14

    justice0_14 Active Member

    timmins ontario
    Just send it right back,my nazareth box set came like that and they ruined it...not everyone opens their vinyl!
  4. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Forum Resident

    Virginia Beach
    I got a John Hiatt LP today that was just tossed in a large box with some air pillows.
  5. Neil Anderson

    Neil Anderson Forum Resident

    Portland, Oregon
    as far as i can recall, every record i've ordered from amazon came in a cardboard box with some air pillows. never had one arrive damaged.
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  6. rebellovw

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    Prescott, AZ
    Knock on wood - always had good luck with Amazon.
  7. thetman

    thetman Forum Resident

    their vinyl deliveries are allover the map. sometimes in a proper vinyl cardboard package. sometimes double boxed. This week I got one in white plastic bag with amazon logo on it.
    I don't always see options when checking out to have it placed in other packaging.
  8. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    How can anyone with common sense expect anything even resembling a set-in-stone rule for packaging from such a behemoth ?

    Thousands of employees x dozens of distribution centers per state x 50 states in US alone ?
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  9. thetman

    thetman Forum Resident

    the days of getting all the items from one order at the same time are gone too. now they ship from so many different locations. I placed an order yesterday, the items are arriving on three different days from two different delivery services.
    I've had multiple amazon deliveries on the same day.

    Another thing is the delivery dates change throughout any given day. says it will be delivered one day ends up being much sooner. I've had packages delivered and sat out all night because they were supposed to be delivered the next day. I never heard the driver show up and didn't re-check my tracking.
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  10. Myke

    Myke Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    That post above just reminded me...while taking my grandsons back to their mother a few weeks ago, we actually saw 2 Amazon vans pass each other in the same roundabout ! :laugh:
  11. noodles

    noodles Well-Known Member

    I got this here from Amazon Germany yesterday, too. Unbelievable, but true. Cover was damaged, a big cut, Corner damage, mail sticker on the shrink. it goes back like it came for sure. crazy.
  12. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
  13. charlieo

    charlieo Active Member

    Long Island, NY
    Hi, I always wished 'Amplified Heart' (EBTG) would be issued on vinyl, and recently discovered that it was, about a year ago. Better late than never. Amazon was out of stock, but their regular price was the best around. I saw a 'used-like new' for sale from their warehouse for ~$17.50, and thought I'd take a chance, probably just some torn plastic on a corner, at worst a dinged corner. No, oh no: they wrapped the album in a plastic bag and then shipped it in another plastic bag, no cardboard to be found. The cover was bent in a few places across the top, and the top left looks like there's some water damage. The vinyl looked great, but unless they were willing to let me keep it for free, I needed to order a regularly priced copy. I reported this to the rep I spoke with, who agreed that this was an unacceptable shipping method. Anyway, I wanted to share this, I'm kinda surprised, but luckily they had 4 copies back in stock so I re-ordered.
  14. Pushpaw

    Pushpaw Forum Resident

    Got Neil Young - Harvest Moon the other day from and it arrived without packaging. Just a shipping label on the shrink wrap. First time that happened to me. Luckily no damage. But I was bewildered to say the least.
  15. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Not music, but this is a classic.

    I bought a new 32" 4K Monitor for my home PC. Got it from Amazon, and it arrived today. There was a cable issue which I won't go into - but the funniest thing was they shipped it to me with a German plug, and no way to plug it into the wall in the UK.

    Now I lived in Germany for a time, and have the adapters to hand. But seriously.....
  16. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident

    Bexley, Ohio
    I am assuming these are actual Amazon warehouse albums correct? No resellers. I would complain and return every album shipped that way. That is not right. Plus, it can even cause more porch thefts and or neighbor problems. For example, let’s say this happens with books. You are a graduate student doing a thesis of WWII dictators and their mindset. You order Mein Knopf as one of your sources for info. The driver leaves that thing laying cover out against your door. People walking by may get the wrong impression.
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  17. jfine

    jfine Forum Resident

    SERIOUSLY? Just arrived laying on my doorstep. I mean if it aint damaged. Still, I like to keep things in shrink if possible, not with that huge sticker.

    Last edited: Jun 1, 2020
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  18. Gregalor

    Gregalor Active Member

    Los Angeles
    You can check the "ship in an Amazon box" option, but then they'll put it in a box that's too big for a record and let it just rattle about in there. It's a roll of the dice no matter what you do.
  19. Pizza

    Pizza With extra pepperoni

    Is this an option for records only or anything? I don’t recall ever seeing it. Once I had something not shipped in a box but luckily its packaging was solid. Then there was the fiasco with the Batman Animated Series set housed in a cheap box. Took three tries to get that sent right in a box. The first two came in cheap plastic bags and were crushed. The third one came loose in a box. A corner was damaged but I considered it a win.
  20. Gregalor

    Gregalor Active Member

    Los Angeles
    I think it's on an item-by-item basis, I've seen it as an option for other things as well. I'm not sure if it's an option for every single record but it seems to be common in that category.
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  21. Porkpie

    Porkpie Forum Resident

    I received a record from Amazon today also just in the shrink wrap. The sleeve was really best up/creased so I refused delivery. I contacted Amazon and was told I need to select “amazon packagin” at check out if I buy from a third party.
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  22. fretter

    fretter Forum Resident

    I've disassociated my music listening hobby from Amazon. As I've posted elsewhere, after ripping me off on music file download-ability and switching out files for different versions, I take my business elsewhere. There are other places to buy vinyl.
    Myke likes this.
  23. WisFish

    WisFish Dig Them Grooves

    Now it’s a crossover collectible, a record and postal cover! :goodie:

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