Good Deals on amazon.com (part3)

Discussion in 'Coupons, Discounts & Sales' started by lv70smusic, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. marcb

    marcb Senior Member

    Location:
    DC area
    Wide-spread as in...anecdotal?

    My last shipment was perfect. Lp mailer.
     
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  2. johnny q

    johnny q Forum Resident

    Location:
    Bergen County, NJ
    @Starquest

    Yes - in my personal experience as a long time Prime member, the packaging has been terrible lately. I am not going to speculate why. But like some others, I have had things packed in oversize boxes with no packing materials and the contents get all dinged up. Cans of cat food on top of a vinyl LP etc.
     
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  3. Rentz

    Rentz Forum Resident

    Location:
    Texas
    someone posted a big thread on reddit, lots of similar stories of late on that it seems.

    mines been fine, maybe just depends on the shipping center.
    on the bright side i've never had any issues returning anything on amazon, vinyl they usually just refund and say keep it.
     
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  4. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Just got my latest LP box set shipped to me without any packaging: The shrink-wrapped album box set with a shipping label on the shrink wrap.
     
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  5. neubian

    neubian Forum Resident

    Location:
    Apison, TN
    Dang! Did it survive?
     
  6. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    Corner dinging, ripped shrinkwrap, nominal ding in back of box.
     
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  7. neubian

    neubian Forum Resident

    Location:
    Apison, TN
    :shake:
     
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  8. katstep

    katstep Professional Cat Herder

    I'll add my voice to the chorus. My $11 Blue Note 80 copy of Freddie Hubbard, Hubtones arrived loose in a huge box with three corners badly smashed. It was pretty badly warped too. I have bought quite a few records on Amazon over the years, and this is the first to arrive this poorly packaged and this badly damaged. Amazon only gave the option for return, not replacement. It's on its way back today.
     
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  9. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident

    My “Hubtones” arrived today in an oversized box with bubble wrap and inside that the LP was in a sturdy hard cardboard mailer.
    Zero damage. Weird.
    I’m in Ventura County (Los Angeles’ neighbor to the North).
     
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  10. Bossyman

    Bossyman Forum Resident

    Abbey Road 3 vinyl set arrived in big box and the set was still in it’s original sealed shipping box. So no damage.
     
  11. vinylbuff

    vinylbuff Forum Resident

    Location:
    North Port Florida
    Mine was the same way.... the second lp in the box was in "frustration free packaging" and the third lp I ordered was in the bottom of the box unprotected, BUT, they all arrived unscathed.
     
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  12. Biff Jones

    Biff Jones Forum Resident

    Location:
    Washington, DC
    Knock on wood, but I have had great packing experiences with Amazon, as of late. Everything has come double boxed in individual record mailers.
     
  13. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    My Abbey Road set arrived today, but it was just sent in a smaller whiplash-style mailer — no large box at all. Totally fine, just random how they ship the same set all these different ways!
     
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  14. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Play that fast thing one more time

    Location:
    Dayton Ohio
    Bought a copy of Gary numan replicas the original recordings. Price was good but they shipped to me in a big box with the pillows. It got a little dented up. However I'm still pretty happy with it. Surprised to see that it wasn't in one of those LP mailer type things though
     
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  15. Strat-Mangler

    Strat-Mangler Personal Survival Daily Record-Breaker

    Location:
    Toronto
    Hey, at least your neighbor didn't end up with it! :D
     
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  16. dasacco

    dasacco Senior Member

    Location:
    Massachussetts
    FYI, if you bought the Let It Bleed 50th Anniversary set and you haven't opened it, you might want to check it. Mine came with 2 copies of the stereo LP and no mono.

    Amazon sent a replacement right away and all is good, but again, you should check if you haven't.
     
  17. TerpStation

    TerpStation "Music's not for everyone."

    Location:
    washington, dc
    My 17 buck tone poet, chick corea, now he sings, now he sobs, came yesterday, cardboard mailer inside an outer box with air bags inside that one. top notch shipping package from amazon on this.
     
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  18. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    And a top notch album too! Enjoy that $17 score!
     
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  19. TerpStation

    TerpStation "Music's not for everyone."

    Location:
    washington, dc
    certainly is....my second copy of this tone poet...may not even open it but for 17 bucks had to buy!
     
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  20. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Location:
    Aloha, OR
  21. geebagel

    geebagel Well-Known Member

    Received AC/DC Back In Black today in plain white plastic envelope. It wasn't even bubble wrap lined. All four corners were bent straight up like it was being folded like a paper airplane. I have requested at least 5 times that they package my records in individual mailers. I was in chat with Amazon for over and hour and in the end I received a refund and was told to keep the record. I wanted another copy but all the ones still listed are third party sellers.
     
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  22. DailyHiFi

    DailyHiFi Forum Resident

    Location:
    Arizona
  23. hutlock

    hutlock Forever Breathing

    Location:
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Already back up to $17.99. Still worth it at that price!
     
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  24. Biittner Hair Flyin'

    Biittner Hair Flyin' Forum Resident

    Location:
    Roswell, GA
    On a related note, sorta sideways, the 40th anniversary of Back In Black is this Saturday, the 25th.
     
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  25. dolsey01

    dolsey01 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Mark as a gift at checkout, then it should ship in a box. You won't receive the Auto-Rip feature though.
     
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