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Topic   Anyone else order the Legend of Zelda BOTW Guide recently? Mine came beat up....

Admiral
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* 15-Feb(#1)
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Got mine in the mail today, sent FedEx Express / Standard Overnight.

Box came in like someone threw it down the stairs about 11 times. Corners mangled and smashed, etc. Opened the box, there's the guide all by itself, no padding.

The corners all all press in and smashed, some of the cellophane is torn in places.

Now I know it's a "book", but Amazon should be better than this.

Just wondering if this is anyone else's experience.

Any thoughts on what I can / should / could do?
MrBean
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15-Feb(#2)
Mine hasn't shipped yet.

Just return it for a replacement.
tonymack21
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15-Feb(#3)
mine shipped yesterday, heres hoping. last time I got something all crushed they sent me another and didn't even make me send the old one back

Sun
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15-Feb(#4)
I received mine on Tuesday and it was in perfect shape.
Sun
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15-Feb(#5)
Admiral wrote:
> Any thoughts on what I can / should / could do?

Ask for a replacement.
Headshot
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15-Feb(#6)
mine came in perfect condition
Admiral
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15-Feb(#7)
yes Thanks everyone. I've returned things to Amazon before, and it went smoothly but it was never due to something like this.
Scott
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16-Feb(#8)
This game has a ridiculous number of guides. I'd say that's definitely unacceptable, especially considering how well they packaged the one I sold you.

benstylus
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* 17-Feb(#9)
Amazon's packaging has gotten increasingly cheap as of late. For a lot of things I get, it's just toss it in a bubble mailer (usually oversized for what's being sent) and call it a day.

If I get a box anymore, it's for a larger order that won't fit in a bubble mailer. Usually with minimal packing material.

To be fair, USPS prices keep going up - First Class package is now $3.50 minimum, Priority Mail is around twice that. I understand Amazon's gotta trim costs somewhere, but I have been looking elsewhere for a lot of things lately.

They even fudged up a Nintendo eShop code purchase for me recently. Took them a week of "processing" before they canceled the order saying it wasn't available. After that, I bought another one with no problems.
tonymack21
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17-Feb(#10)
They have that packaging feedback on Amazon now I ding them on everything I get even if it's not damaged because it could have been. My radiant historia 3ds came with slight crunch to the top flap but it's pretty minor...a really small box could have prevented that ,. But with shipping cost rising and shipping being free they are gonna cut corners. If anything they won't change they will just offer a box shipping service and charge us

benstylus
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17-Feb(#11)
I'd pay an extra buck for a box.
Gypsy
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17-Feb(#12)
benstylus wrote:
> I'd pay an extra buck for a box.

This should be an option for sure.
KCPenguins
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17-Feb(#13)
I'm shocked they haven't offered that. The "not crap packaging" option for an additional $60 per year.
whitefire
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17-Feb(#14)
You get what you pay for. At least it's easy to get a new one or your money back.

tonymack21
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17-Feb(#15)
Ya they probably have it worked out that the items they do replace is still cheaper per year than the more expensive shipping.

Admiral
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28-Feb(#16)
whitefire wrote:
> You get what you pay for.


I pay for release day delivery by way of Amazon Prime for $100 per year.

How is getting a damaged box and guide "getting what I paid for"?
tonymack21
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28-Feb(#17)
mine was thankfully ok.

whitefire
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28-Feb(#18)
Admiral wrote:
> whitefire wrote:
>> You get what you pay for.
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> I pay for release day delivery by way of Amazon Prime for $100 per year.
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> How is getting a damaged box and guide "getting what I paid for"?

I just meant that Amazon charges less because they save in every way imaginable and cut corners.

KCPenguins
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* 28-Feb(#19)
Did you ever try to exchange it?
Admiral
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1-Mar(#20)
I just got the replacement in the mail. I need to look closer and compare them. I didn't yet examine the replacement one...

But yeah, it's getting fixed! Thanks for the advice everyone.

Topic   Anyone else order the Legend of Zelda BOTW Guide recently? Mine came beat up....