Amazon (UK) Shipped Me an LP with No Packaging

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  1. Anaplian

    Anaplian Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Milton Keynes UK
    Thread title says it all really. LP was shipped with no packaging. None.

    Unsurprisingly the LP arrived in a pretty poor state. Am quite angry really.

    I tried to complain to Amazon and they informed me that I could arrange a return. Grrr.

    No more Amazon LP purchases for me.
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  2. Geordiepete

    Geordiepete Tippet tyer

    Amazon: pay peanuts, get monkeys.
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  3. ScottishStuart

    ScottishStuart Stay Hard, Stay Hungry, Stay Alive

    Agreed. There are so many reputable indie stores in UK that sell online and with sturdy and careful packaging that I havent used Amazon UK for over a year.
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  4. Bobby Morrow

    Bobby Morrow Forum Resident

    That’s weird as they usually pack my CDs rather well.
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  5. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Bass & Keys Cadaver

    Very weird. When I ordered the Pretty Things Silk Torpedo and Savage Eye reissues they both came in heavy cardboard packages. But that was over two years ago. As Bobby said above they pack CDs very well.
  6. Malibu John

    Malibu John Forum Resident

    Happened to me last year too. Once out of hundreds of Amazon deliveries mind you. I heard a knock on the door and went to open it. I found a vinyl copy of Isle of View by the Pretenders on the Demon label in its custom poly sleeve with hype sticker and an Amazon address label plastered right over it on the doormat. And nothing else. It was one of those third party seller fulfilled by Amazon deals. It is a rare album on vinyl and I had paid, I think £70 for it. So I was pretty upset. But the LP was okay, albeit with a dog-eared corner. I was able to separate the address label from the hype sticker. If I had returned it, I might not have found another copy of the only Pretenders album I did not have on vinyl. So I kept it. Still, it’s amazing to me that it could have left a fulfilment centre like that and no-one pulled it.
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  7. MonkeyTennis

    MonkeyTennis Forum Resident

    It’s really hit and miss. Generally, records come well packaged. However, I’ve had a few occasions where they’ll just slap a postage sticker on the shrink wrap resulting in the record being damage in transit. It’s really frustrating, just because it is such a stupid thing to do.

    As per other posters, I try and avoid Amazon where I can - even if it means that I pay a little more to an indie. However, sometimes it’s just a lot cheaper via Amazon.
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  8. tinnox

    tinnox Senior Member

    I live in the US and got this from Amazon exactly like this ! Thankfully and unbelievably it was in perfect shape.
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  9. Anaplian

    Anaplian Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Milton Keynes UK
    I don’t use Amazon as a rule - mostly buy online from Relevant Record Cafe and Norman Records who are both excellent.

    Whenever I have purchased from Amazon previously records have been mostly well packed.
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  10. babyblue

    babyblue Patches Pal!

    Pacific NW
    I found the Rolling Stones Deluxe Stripped set on Amazon UK for a great price and ordered it. A few weeks later, I was going down the hall to my apartment and saw something left at my door. I couldn't tell what it was. As I got closer, I discovered was a box from Amazon UK, totally crushed with a tire track across it and a huge rip in it. I didn't even have to open the package to pull out the set. All I had to do is make the already existing hole about an inch larger. What was even more unbelievable was the only "packing" was a flat square of folded packing paper placed on top of the set. Amazingly, none of the discs was damaged, but the book is still bowed from being run over. Of course I left them a packaging review. I would have been very upset if the set was damaged.

    You never know with Amazon. This Christmas my wife and I received a box of rather fragile cookies that were just slipped into a bubble envelope and somehow arrived intact. Then I also got T-shirt and a mousepad that were shipped in a box with plenty of packing. So apparently, it really doesn't matter what you order. The packaging for ordered items often seems random rather than appropriate.
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  11. stepeanut

    stepeanut Only the innocent can lie with conviction

    A grave decision by Amazon.
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  12. Dubmart

    Dubmart Forum Resident

    Bristol, England
    I had it a couple of times last year, what I have discovered is that the packaging used is selected by a computer, not the person who actually packs the items, they just use whatever box etc,. they are told, so why their record packaging can vary so much is beyond me.
  13. It's Felix

    It's Felix It's not really me

    Me too, although I use Drift in Totnes, Truck in Oxford and Normans. All great. Really don’t use Amazon foR music or books anymore. They are ruining retail society IMO.
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  14. Dave112

    Dave112 Forum Resident

    I'm in the US and ordered a LP from Amazon with several other items a couple of years ago. To my surprise, they picked the LP with the rest of the order and put it all in a big box without other protection. Somehow the LP came through it with no damage other than a small tear in the plastic used to seal it. I've ordered just an LP another time and it came inside a LP mailer.
  15. Antenociticus

    Antenociticus Forum Resident

    I must be lucky, I guess.
    Last night I got an LP from Amazon which was inside a custom corrugated cardboard mailer, which was inside a 13" x 18" x 3.5" box (size Z11) with air filled bags.

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