Good Deals on (part3)

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

  1. MickAvory

    MickAvory Forum Resident

    New Orleans, LA
    Oh yeah.. I ordered the Mono Sundazed of The Notorious Byrd Brothers. Showed up in a plastic bag only. All banged up. This was on 8/27. Put in for a replacement, but its lost in limbo due to Hurricane Ida down here.

    If I don't get it soon, I'll ask for a refund.

    Despite what some people on here say, it is NOT a company wide change. Maybe some distribution centers have gone away from the bag, but obviously some haven't.
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  2. kouzie

    kouzie Forum Resident

    Batavia, IL
    I just received a package for an album in a cardboard mailer in a cardboard box with air pillows. That's probably how 99% of my vinyl comes. For what it's worth, I'm in the Chicago area.
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  3. CraigVC

    CraigVC Senior Member

    Portland, OR
    I had been getting all my LPs recently in a snug inner box, then placed into an outer box. This consistency helped create a long-streak of mostly-damage-free LP deliveries.

    That streak ended yesterday when I received an LP tossed into a larger outer box - no air pillows or other protection, so of course it's got a bent corner and shrink-wrap starting to shear off. Another copy of this LP is due to arrive today (long story), so I'm going to compare the two and return the one that's more damaged.
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  4. MickAvory

    MickAvory Forum Resident

    New Orleans, LA
    Most of what I order comes from my closest distribution center which I think is in Mobile, Alabama. The Baton Rouge one isn't up and running yet.

    I've noticed that when I order a new release as a pre-order or near to the time it is released, it usually comes from my distribution center. It is most often packed in a cardboard mailer and then either placed in a box or a baggie. Usually it survives, but I still have big seam splits occassionally.

    When I order something that has been out for a while, and Amazon has to send it from another distro center, it is often packaged poorly. I've had two things come from California in only the baggie recently. Unfortunately, we can't control where the stock is coming from.
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  5. CraigVC

    CraigVC Senior Member

    Portland, OR
    ... And the other copy of this same LP just arrived a few minutes ago. A Tale of Two Packages.

    This other package was in the same sized outer box, but also had the LP well-protected in an inner box ("frustration-free packaging"), and then padded with rows of air pillows.

    Guess which one was damaged, and which one arrived in perfect condition? Guess which one I'll be returning? ;)
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  6. latheofheaven

    latheofheaven My Pants are FULLY Analog...

    Wait a minute...

    Give me some time on this one...
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  7. spencer1

    spencer1 Great Western Forum Resident

    I live in California and have never once received an LP in a plastic bag.
    Almost always double boxed with those air pillow things. A few times just a rigid cardboard mailer.
    There seems to be no logic to it.
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  8. Biff Jones

    Biff Jones Forum Resident

    Add me to the aggrieved customers. I bought an lp from the Amazon warehouse that was shipped in a thin gray plastic bag. I’m sure our postwoman innocently tried to fit it through the mail slot. I’m used to receiving Amazon records in a mailing box placed inside a second box with air pillows for padding. I hope this isn’t a trend.
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  9. Greenalishi

    Greenalishi Forum Resident

    San Francisco
  10. Coltrane811

    Coltrane811 Forum Resident

    And yet my 8 dollar Metallica album came in a large outer box, with various air bubbles inside and a standard high quality mail shipper.

    It’s weird stuff.
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  11. JorgeGvb

    JorgeGvb Senior Member

    Virginia Beach
    I got one for the first time in a bag the other day. Jacket was damaged and the vinyl was dished, so I returned it. The replacement was in a box, but it was dished too. I have sent a number of LPs back lately. One LP was open, so it must have been a return. Ugh!
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  12. Jodimilo

    Jodimilo Member

    S E Pennsylvania
    Just received the Joni Mitchell box in an outer cardboard box with no padding. 1 day here in Philly. Sealed in shrink wrap, no dings, but with obvious watermarks along two edges. Ugh.
  13. Beeg

    Beeg Well-Known Member

    Seattle, WA
    So I bit and bought one of the scratch and dent versions of The Who Sell Out. It was listed with “cosmetic” damage so wasn’t expecting something in great condition . I’m not sure whose definition of “cosmetic” they were using though as the entire bottom of the cardboard sleeve was torn off and missing. While I thought about going on a dead parrot rant I just decided to do the return…after reading…I mean accessing the damage to the book (it had a broken spine and ripped bottoms of the hardcover.) Probably gonna buy a “new one” once the refund comes in. This was the first (out of several dozen) Amazon Warehouse purchases that made me go ‘WTF.’
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  14. Biff Jones

    Biff Jones Forum Resident

    Dead Parrot Rant. Always a crowd pleaser. I admire your restraint! (Haha)
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  15. Comicsanstombstone

    Comicsanstombstone Forum Resident

  16. popscene

    popscene Forum Resident

    San Marcos, CA
    Already up to $14.83. I was at Amoeba in San Francisco a month ago and almost picked this up on a staff member's recommendation. I'll see if it comes back down, because definitely interested in checking it out. Thanks for the tip!
  17. mrjinks

    mrjinks Optimistically Challenged

    Boise, ID.
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  18. DapperGentleman

    DapperGentleman Forum Resident

    NOT AN AMAZON DEAL, sorry, but if you like that French girl vocals sound, I enjoyed this album. It's a collection of French Bossa Nova songs. Amazon carries it, but it's expensive.

    Tchic Tchic French Bossa Nova 1963 1974 (2020, Vinyl)

    I spent some time the other night loading videos onto Discogs for your listening pleasure.

  19. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress

    Yes, you can't expect much from Amazon wherehouse deals. Usually plastic bags.
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  20. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

    Aloha, OR
    i grabbed it for a bit more than than when i shared it a couple weeks ago in this thread. price has been going up and down regularly, so if anyone missed out: just keep your eyes on it.

    really, really like this album. pressing was fine and sound was nice.
  21. Buggyhair

    Buggyhair Forum Resident

    Ann Arbor, MI
    I just took delivery on this box set (not a scratch and dent), which was packed in an outer cardboard box within a larger box (with another album I ordered). One of the corners of the Sell Out outer cardboard box was torn open with a black smudge around the edges of the tear. It's interesting that this somehow happened considering the larger box that contained both the Sell Out and the other album was undamaged. I can only speculate it was a conveyor belt incident. There was only a small, barely noticeable crease in the product itself, so no big deal, but it's disconcerting that this kind of damage could occur before the package even ships.

    Edit: I should clarify that the corner of the box wasn't just torn. It was torn off. Missing. Not there.

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  22. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa Play that fast thing one more time

    Dayton Ohio
  23. masterbucket

    masterbucket Senior Member

    Georgia US
  24. Tjazz

    Tjazz Music is my Mistress


    I might jump when it goes below $7 (or any second). (Felt John was reading the lyrics.)
  25. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City south of Detroit

    Fonthill, Ontario
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