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Old 10-02-08, 12:30 PM
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DeepDiscount. Make up your mind!

I ordered a bunch of titles from DD last week and received 3 nice foam envelopes full of DVDs. Today, another single title I ordered arrived in the old cardboard shit packaging. I thought they were finally shipping things better.
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Old 10-02-08, 12:39 PM
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Im still waiting on my Twilight zone complete collections, I ordered them on the first day of the sale. 8/22 they were supposed to ship to arrive on 9/16 now they updated and it says 10/7
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Old 10-02-08, 08:10 PM
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I was surprised when they shipped an order in a padded envelope. They were using nice sturdy boxes before.
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that is the first time i heard someone actually give a thumbs up to dvd's shipped in bubble envelopes. i hate to get any dvd in a bubble. got two nice cardboard shippers from DD this week. not a dent on my "Savage Streets" or "Sports Night" sets.
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Old 10-02-08, 08:55 PM
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I made a few orders with DD a month or two ago and both single DVD orders arrived in the cardboard crap. Each time I went to my mailbox and pulled out the package, I heard the famous DD floater rattle(never had an Amazon floater that I can remember). But, I'm not hinting I'll never order from DD again, just saying the price of the DVD will have to be low enough to make me order it keeping in mind it will be a floater.

Edit to add-I also remember now that one of the orders also had a broken hub so I had to replace the case too. Oh well, life goes on...

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Old 10-02-08, 09:58 PM
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that is the first time i heard someone actually give a thumbs up to dvd's shipped in bubble envelopes. i hate to get any dvd in a bubble.
Agreed.

Bubble mailers don't offer any protection whatsoever. They're still easy to crush, bend, and dent.
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Old 10-03-08, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
that is the first time i heard someone actually give a thumbs up to dvd's shipped in bubble envelopes. i hate to get any dvd in a bubble. got two nice cardboard shippers from DD this week. not a dent on my "Savage Streets" or "Sports Night" sets.
Really ? I posted during the last sale that I wish they would send all of their stuff in the envelopes. Everytime I get the shitty cardboard my stuff is damaged.
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Old 10-04-08, 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacoby Ellsbury View Post
Im still waiting on my Twilight zone complete collections, I ordered them on the first day of the sale. 8/22 they were supposed to ship to arrive on 9/16 now they updated and it says 10/7
I feel your pain, bro. I'm in the exact same position. To make matters worse, one of my 2 TZ sets was a birthday present for my nephew. Since it won't be here in time, I'll have to make it a Christmas gift instead.

When they finally do arrive, it better not be in a bubble mailer!
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Old 10-04-08, 11:48 PM
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I can't believe that, over ten years into the technology, the DVD industry has been incapable of conceiving of, or is unwilling to institute, a DVD case design that prevents floaters. I thought of a foolproof design after five minutes of contemplation.

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Old 10-04-08, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
I thought of a foolproof design after five minutes of contemplation.
What's your design?
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Originally Posted by fitlissa76 View Post
Really ? I posted during the last sale that I wish they would send all of their stuff in the envelopes. Everytime I get the shitty cardboard my stuff is damaged.
The bubble packages are HORRIBLE for a lot of box/specialty sets. Especially the steel cases. He has a very valid point.
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Old 10-05-08, 01:31 AM
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I think they use more than one distributor, so one might use different packaging than the other.
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Old 10-05-08, 04:23 AM
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My latest shipments arrived in nice sturdy boxes sealed nicely. However, I received a couple of boxsets in this order and the previous one with floaters.

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Old 10-05-08, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by The Cow View Post
What's your design?
Here's a sketch I threw together just now on Paint:

The right side of the open case would stay essentially the same, except the spindle (?) would have a hole in the middle. On the left, instead of clips, you would have a flap with a cylindrical knob sticking off the end. The DVD is placed onto the spindle, as normal, and when the case is closed the knob enters the hole in the spindle, preventing the DVD from flying around inside the case and getting scratched. If the DVD were to come loose from behind the spindle tabs, which could still happen, it would merely move up and down along the knob.
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They should just put dvds in the cases with the labels down. That way if the disc gets loose the information side won't get scratched up from the hub.
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They should just put dvds in the cases with the labels down.
Good idea!
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Here's a sketch I threw together just now on Paint:
That looks dirty.
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Awesome idea but I'm sure it'd be too "expensive" to produce cases like that.
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Old 10-06-08, 07:42 PM
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I never liked the cardboard boxes. They throw 5 or more DVD in a box all loose to bang around and usually end up with floaters. Not to mention boxes get crushed. I've seen boxes that looked like they were run over by the damn UPS truck. I think it's more difficult to stack enough on an envelope to be dangerous to the contents. I've seen my fair share of floaters either way though. Last time I took part in a 20% at DD, I received like 5 packages out of 7/8 with at least 1 floater. Even got a snapcase floater with a busted hub. Definitely not my month. Gotta wonder if stuff like that leaves the warehouse FUBAR or gets that way a during the trip.
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Old 10-06-08, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
Here's a sketch I threw together just now on Paint:
That case only gives studios ever more of an excuse to not include inserts.

As for DD, I always preferred their cardboard packaging to the new foam mailers. The cardboard is way more sturdy than an envelope.
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Old 10-06-08, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by big whoppa View Post
That looks dirty.
Sounds dirty too: "...the knob enters the hole...move up and down along the knob."
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Awesome idea but I'm sure it'd be too "expensive" to produce cases like that.
Two or three cents worth of extra plastic.
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That case only gives studios ever more of an excuse to not include inserts.
Why? It's almost as easy to slip an insert in behind the flap as it is with normal clips.
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Old 10-07-08, 02:46 PM
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Such keepcases with similar solutions do exist already, I've seen a few. Usually generic replacement keepcases, but some odd DVD releases have had them too. The front flap locks into the hub in some way or other, or taps that presses the disc down near the edge so it can't move.

The idea with the lock that allows booklets is quite nice though.
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I know make up your mind ddd!!!!!
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Old 10-21-08, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by crs View Post
Such keepcases with similar solutions do exist already, I've seen a few. Usually generic replacement keepcases, but some odd DVD releases have had them too. The front flap locks into the hub in some way or other, or taps that presses the disc down near the edge so it can't move.

The idea with the lock that allows booklets is quite nice though.
Thanks, I didn't know that. Makes me wonder why they're not widespread, what with the design change being so simple.
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I know make up your mind ddd!!!!!
Yeah, DD! Make your mind up DDD! Or is it Dd?

D2? dee-dee-deeledee-dee?
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