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Old 11-30-10, 02:06 PM
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Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

I don't know if you've all been experiencing this, but amazon recently switched from mailing my movies in boxes to mailing them in bubble mailers. This is a big problem for movies that come in cardboard packaging or slip covers.

My recent BTTF blu ray came all dented up, and I got a Simpsons dvd set for a gift, but I'm embarrassed to give it because it's beat to hell.

I've been leaving packaging feedback for these orders, but I strongly doubt amazon will take the feedback and go back to using boxes. Is this happening for anyone else?
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

are you ordering from Amazon or fulfillment by Amazon. All my Amazon stuff come in boxes, most of my Fulfilled by Amazon.com orders come in bubble mailers.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Mine come in a variety of ways; sometimes it's a bubble mailer, sometimes its a small box, sometimes its a bigger box.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Originally Posted by blackmage214
are you ordering from Amazon or fulfillment by Amazon. All my Amazon stuff come in boxes, most of my Fulfilled by Amazon.com orders come in bubble mailers.
Direct from amazon. Like I said, it's only recently that they're pulling this.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Originally Posted by blackmage214
are you ordering from Amazon or fulfillment by Amazon. All my Amazon stuff come in boxes, most of my Fulfilled by Amazon.com orders come in bubble mailers.
Same here.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Originally Posted by fumanstan
Mine come in a variety of ways; sometimes it's a bubble mailer, sometimes its a small box, sometimes its a bigger box.
Same for me. I order a lot from Amazon and the packaging really varies from order to order.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

It's a real crapshoot when you order from Amazon... sometimes I'll get things well-packaged and protected, other times things will arrive rattling around loose in a box or in a bubble mailer.

I've been returning a lot of things to Amazon lately because of damage during shipping, and the replacements don't come any better packaged.

They're probably going to cancel my account eventually, but if they can't be bothered to ship my merchandise in a way that it will put in my hands in like new condition, then I can't say it will be a very big loss. If I order a $200+ blu-ray boxed set, I expect it to arrive in pristine condition, and not beaten all to shit because tossed it into a flimsy, unprotected box.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Originally Posted by ozzfan84
Direct from amazon. Like I said, it's only recently that they're pulling this.
No it's not. Been getting bubbles for years with them.

If you have a problem, instead of complaining here, CALL THEM. They have great CS, when this has happened before, they send another, in a box.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

It varies. I just got 7 different packages from Amzaon the last couple days. 2 of those were shipped in bubble mailers. My copy of Avatar collectors edition came in a bubble mailer and killed the slipcover while my copy of Heat came in a small box. I don’t know how they decide what gets shipped in what.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

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No it's not. Been getting bubbles for years with them.

If you have a problem, instead of complaining here, CALL THEM. They have great CS, when this has happened before, they send another, in a box.
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Originally Posted by ozzfan84

I've been leaving packaging feedback for these orders, but I strongly doubt amazon will take the feedback and go back to using boxes. Is this happening for anyone else?
I've left packaging feedback. I'm not going to call and request replacements when the general consensus is that their packaging simply does not change with reships. And I'm not gonna risk my account getting cancelled for too many returns over something like dented merchandise that still works.

If people called the retailer and that's it, there'd be no need for this part of the forum. I wanted to know if other shoppers were noticing a similar trend, and that's what I was able to find out.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Between yesterday and today I got 14 packages from Amazon, all were in boxes, even single blu-ray/dvd orders.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

I've been getting bubble mailers from them for years, all Amazon stock. Still mostly boxes though.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Originally Posted by ozzfan84
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I've left packaging feedback. I'm not going to call and request replacements when the general consensus is that their packaging simply does not change with reships. And I'm not gonna risk my account getting cancelled for too many returns over something like dented merchandise that still works.

If people called the retailer and that's it, there'd be no need for this part of the forum. I wanted to know if other shoppers were noticing a similar trend, and that's what I was able to find out.
In other words, you are lazy and paranoid. That's no way to go through life son.
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Originally Posted by DVD Josh
In other words, you are lazy and paranoid. That's no way to go through life son.
How much does being a career internet bully pay these days? Either way, I see they've lowered the reading comprehension requirements.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

I like it when people yell at each other on the internet. It makes me feel like i am at Thanksgiving dinner with my family.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Got 2 bubble mailers yesterday but no problems, everything in perfect condition.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

One thing I've noticed is that the bubble mailers tend to come without packaging slips, with bothers my OCD.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

I got all my BF stuff in boxes...and thank god because I think bubble mailers are pretty worthless.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

I get stuff all different ways. I actually prefer the bubble mailers over items banging around a big box without packing material. The best is when they shrink wrap the items to the cardboard and put that in a box.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

I've never gotten a bubble mailer from Amazon. I think it might have to do with the way they ship things to Hawaii though.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Who gives two squirts of a rat's butt as long as they get the product to you and it's in the condition you expect it to be in?
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Shipping prices are always going up. Everyone wants free shipping (or even expects it sometimes) and all retailers have to find ways to keep costs down.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Originally Posted by sandman007
Shipping prices are always going up. Everyone wants free shipping (or even expects it sometimes) and all retailers have to find ways to keep costs down.
Eveyone wants free shipping... and some pay $80 a year for it.
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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

Originally Posted by ozzfan84
Eveyone wants free shipping... and some pay $80 a year for it.
That sounds funny, you PAY $80 for free shipping, mmmhhhhh, I wouldn't consider that free anymore.


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Re: Why is amazon shipping movies in bubble mailers now!?

This is nothing new. Amazon has been using bubble mailers for years. Probably about half my orders from them come in the envelopes and I have yet to have had a problem big enough to warrant a return.

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