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    Underscoring the needlessness of bad packaging, I just received 2 books (a set) that I bought on eBay, and I'm pretty sure these things would've survived if they'd been dropped from a helicopter:

    - each book was wrapped in thin (relatively) bubble wrap
    - the two books were placed together and wrapped in plastic wrap (kind of like Saran Wrap)
    - this bundle was wrapped in thicker bubble wrap
    - this wrapped bundle was enclosed with cardboard (not quite a box; it didn't close)
    - the parts of this cardboard enclosure that overhung the shape of the book-bundle was filled in with foam inserts (making the entire thing a kind of brick with no indents)
    - that brick was wrapped again in bubble wrap
    - all inside the final cardboard box

    The books themselves are immaculate and appear never to have been touched (I think they were printed around 1950); I bought them because they appeared (in the listing) to be in much better condition than other such sets I'd seen for sale. It was nice that the seller made sure they stayed that way when they fell into my clutches.
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    Final follow up. Borderlands did resend book - in same crummy envelope. But it was wrapped in a plastic bag like you'd put your veggies in! Progress I suppose. Anyway, it got here safe and sound.

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    Received two packages with the Institute yesterday, both from Amazon. One was my own purchase, and one was one I won from Tomas at stephenkingcollector.com

    My copy was mailed in a padded envelope with no additional packaging. The package from Tomas (sent as a gift), was at least in a box, with just one crumpled up sheet of packing paper on top. Amazons packaging just keeps getting worse and worse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Received two packages with the Institute yesterday, both from Amazon. One was my own purchase, and one was one I won from Tomas at stephenkingcollector.com

    My copy was mailed in a padded envelope with no additional packaging. The package from Tomas (sent as a gift), was at least in a box, with just one crumpled up sheet of packing paper on top. Amazons packaging just keeps getting worse and worse.
    Agreed - Amazon's packaging (for books) sucks! At least you can return and re-return and re-re-return as needed until you get a nice copy. My worst experience took four copies to get an undamaged book - by the third return they actually paid special attention to it, shrinkwrapped it to a board, and added puff packs. Also, while they've definitely slacked off more on packaging, they've made returns super easy. Now I can just bring the item into a UPS location and have them scan my phone - I don't even need to pack it up first.

    My copy of The Institute was in the same padded envelope, but was in perfect condition. I'm waiting today for my copies of The Testaments and hoping they arrive in similar condition. We'll see how friendly the UPS folks and I get during the process... I did get some credit from Amazon already, as they were supposed to arrive yesterday. It's not the free month of Prime that they used to do, though - now it's just $5. Missing the guaranteed delivery date is another thing they've gotten sloppy with over the last couple years.
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    That's the one thing Amazon has been spot on for me personally. It's always on time if not early.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotuz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Received two packages with the Institute yesterday, both from Amazon. One was my own purchase, and one was one I won from Tomas at stephenkingcollector.com

    My copy was mailed in a padded envelope with no additional packaging. The package from Tomas (sent as a gift), was at least in a box, with just one crumpled up sheet of packing paper on top. Amazons packaging just keeps getting worse and worse.
    Agreed - Amazon's packaging (for books) sucks! At least you can return and re-return and re-re-return as needed until you get a nice copy. My worst experience took four copies to get an undamaged book - by the third return they actually paid special attention to it, shrinkwrapped it to a board, and added puff packs. Also, while they've definitely slacked off more on packaging, they've made returns super easy. Now I can just bring the item into a UPS location and have them scan my phone - I don't even need to pack it up first.

    My copy of The Institute was in the same padded envelope, but was in perfect condition. I'm waiting today for my copies of The Testaments and hoping they arrive in similar condition. We'll see how friendly the UPS folks and I get during the process... I did get some credit from Amazon already, as they were supposed to arrive yesterday. It's not the free month of Prime that they used to do, though - now it's just $5. Missing the guaranteed delivery date is another thing they've gotten sloppy with over the last couple years.
    All of these issues started with using U.S Mail instead of Fed Ex or On Trac. Orders are often late, damaged, or do not show up at all for me. Prime conveniently got changed from two day guarantee to 2 days from when the item is shipped. Bullshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfan2323 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lotuz View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Received two packages with the Institute yesterday, both from Amazon. One was my own purchase, and one was one I won from Tomas at stephenkingcollector.com

    My copy was mailed in a padded envelope with no additional packaging. The package from Tomas (sent as a gift), was at least in a box, with just one crumpled up sheet of packing paper on top. Amazons packaging just keeps getting worse and worse.
    Agreed - Amazon's packaging (for books) sucks! At least you can return and re-return and re-re-return as needed until you get a nice copy. My worst experience took four copies to get an undamaged book - by the third return they actually paid special attention to it, shrinkwrapped it to a board, and added puff packs. Also, while they've definitely slacked off more on packaging, they've made returns super easy. Now I can just bring the item into a UPS location and have them scan my phone - I don't even need to pack it up first.

    My copy of The Institute was in the same padded envelope, but was in perfect condition. I'm waiting today for my copies of The Testaments and hoping they arrive in similar condition. We'll see how friendly the UPS folks and I get during the process... I did get some credit from Amazon already, as they were supposed to arrive yesterday. It's not the free month of Prime that they used to do, though - now it's just $5. Missing the guaranteed delivery date is another thing they've gotten sloppy with over the last couple years.
    All of these issues started with using U.S Mail instead of Fed Ex or On Trac. Orders are often late, damaged, or do not show up at all for me. Prime conveniently got changed from two day guarantee to 2 days from when the item is shipped. Bullshit.

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    Everything I have ever ordered from Amazon arrived via USPS. They've been late once and it was Amazon's fault. Also the USPS doesn't package their stuff for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Received two packages with the Institute yesterday, both from Amazon. One was my own purchase, and one was one I won from Tomas at stephenkingcollector.com

    My copy was mailed in a padded envelope with no additional packaging. The package from Tomas (sent as a gift), was at least in a box, with just one crumpled up sheet of packing paper on top. Amazons packaging just keeps getting worse and worse.
    Agreed - Amazon's packaging (for books) sucks! At least you can return and re-return and re-re-return as needed until you get a nice copy. My worst experience took four copies to get an undamaged book - by the third return they actually paid special attention to it, shrinkwrapped it to a board, and added puff packs. Also, while they've definitely slacked off more on packaging, they've made returns super easy. Now I can just bring the item into a UPS location and have them scan my phone - I don't even need to pack it up first.

    My copy of The Institute was in the same padded envelope, but was in perfect condition. I'm waiting today for my copies of The Testaments and hoping they arrive in similar condition. We'll see how friendly the UPS folks and I get during the process... I did get some credit from Amazon already, as they were supposed to arrive yesterday. It's not the free month of Prime that they used to do, though - now it's just $5. Missing the guaranteed delivery date is another thing they've gotten sloppy with over the last couple years.
    All of these issues started with using U.S Mail instead of Fed Ex or On Trac. Orders are often late, damaged, or do not show up at all for me. Prime conveniently got changed from two day guarantee to 2 days from when the item is shipped. Bullshit.

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    Everything I have ever ordered from Amazon arrived via USPS. They've been late once and it was Amazon's fault. Also the USPS doesn't package their stuff for them.
    Good that they are efficient in your area. Not mine. And USPS Doesnt pack them but they will abuse them, dent them, and I have had three packages with TIRE TREADS on them. Yep. Completely run over.

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    Funny enough I was flying this week with United and watched them pull all the bags off the plane. 3/4 were customer bags which they tossed around and the last 1/4 was USPS mail and packages who h they might as well as drop kicked into the tram that carried it. Seeing that I wonder if it is USPS or the transportation team they use to get it from State to state

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    Waterstones strikes again. Still figuring out how to mail A FUCKING BOOK apparently.

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    Ouch. Love the shade of blue though.
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    Last time I got a second printing on a trade and this time damaged dust jacket. Barnes and Noble? Nope. Amazon? Nope. Cemetery Dance. Yep. Either poor packing or shipping out damaged product. Either is not good.

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    They'll make it right, Bryan.
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    Yeah shoot them an email they’ll fix it no question.

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