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Buying hard drives from Amazon
12-14-2010, 05:19 AM,
#1
Buying hard drives from Amazon
So I've looked at the Samsung Spinpoint hard drives from Amazon, and have read many reports of Amazon not properly packaging the hard drives. Check it out here in the images.

Based off how the package them, would you guys buy it from Amazon? Or go elsewhere like Newegg. It would be cheaper for me, but shoddy packaging? Eh...
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12-14-2010, 05:25 AM,
#2
RE: Buying hard drives from Amazon
I've only recently started buying stuff from Newegg, but my power supply, case, and monitor have all arrived in great condition, so I can't say anything negative about Amazon, but I can only say 100% positive things about Newegg.

From the reviews on Amazon, it does look like they do a pretty shoddy packing job. If you're not pinching pennies hardcore, I'd probably just spend the extra $9 to get it from Newegg.
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12-14-2010, 07:49 AM,
#3
RE: Buying hard drives from Amazon
Actually, from what I read in reviews from both sites, both NewEgg and Amazon have good and bad periods. Sometimes they'll ship it properly, with enough protection, sometimes they won't. Depends on the person packing up your order I guess.

Either way, returns and exchanges should be just as easy to deal with Amazon than with Newegg.

Besides, the biggest danger is probably UPS Wink
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12-14-2010, 08:07 AM,
#4
RE: Buying hard drives from Amazon
True, Newegg and Amazon do have their good and bad periods. Although with the Spinpoints specifically, the shipping issues with them have dated back since June so they must be having a looong bad period with their shipping on them.

UPS may be the biggest danger, but as long as they package the product properly I'd let out a sigh of relief. Tongue
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12-14-2010, 09:37 PM,
#5
RE: Buying hard drives from Amazon
I just got boxes from both Newegg and Amazon today, both had multiple items, and both were packaged really well. They used a lot of cushioning material...

Of course, I'm waiting on monitors and a hard drive from Amazon, and memory and accessories from Newegg, so we'll see if they're still in a "good phase"...
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12-15-2010, 11:16 AM,
#6
RE: Buying hard drives from Amazon
I have ordered several Samsung drives recently from Amazon and they were packaged really well. The 2 Corsair cases from Newegg arrived with both boxes damaged badly but no damage to the cases but everything else for the builds from Newegg were well packaged.
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12-15-2010, 03:05 PM,
#7
RE: Buying hard drives from Amazon
Here's how my hard drive arrived today from Amazon:

[Image: Amazon-pkg.jpg]

You can't beat this packaging.
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12-15-2010, 03:24 PM,
#8
RE: Buying hard drives from Amazon
(12-15-2010, 03:05 PM)Adam Wrote: You can't beat this packaging.

Lol, no that's pretty much a good as it's gonna get.

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12-15-2010, 06:54 PM,
#9
RE: Buying hard drives from Amazon
Got my HD off Amazon, came in one day and was packaged just dandy.
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12-16-2010, 02:47 AM,
#10
RE: Buying hard drives from Amazon
Newegg seems to be a bit more consistent.

I actually picked up my F3 1TB from superbiz.com and it was packaged very well and it was only $50.14 shipped
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