No. They were in the right boxes. A couple of other things I noticed that may or may not be like yours (or like the real deals): No embossed lettering on The White Album. Just "The Beatles" written in gray lettering. And it doesn't slip in and out of the outer case very easiliy. Black lettering over the dark part of the Apple logo on the discs is unreadable. No track listings on the Past Master discs.