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#5761 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:14 AM

Has anyone ordered this from Bestbuy.com?
If so can you please let me know if they used a shipping box or not.

So I got my PlayStation 3D Display today. I have to say I am extremely disappointed with Bestbuy.com for not packaging this in a SHIPPING BOX!

It's totally obvious Sony made these to be displayed in a retail store and NOT to be durably shipped across the country. They are paper thin glossy cardboard with no styrofoam whatsoever.

Is this common practice for Bestbuy.com to slap a shipping label on merchandise and throw it in the mail? Do they do the same thing with PlayStation systems, toasters, etc? If so...Remind me never to shop at BB again!:shame:

Anyway, I haven't even opened the thing.. It looks like it was dragged through a swamp the last couple of miles to my house. The box is trashed and there are huge labels all over the front and back of it. The total lack of care taken with this is just sad.

It's my understanding that larger TV boxes (sized 40" and up) are designed in such a way that makes them its safe for shipping, but this doesn't look like one of those boxes!

I ordered one of these from Newegg.com a couple months ago (For $199) and it arrived in a proper shipping box and I sort of expected the same treatment from a large company such as Bestbuy.

Also, I noticed it says "When mailing merchandise to our return center, your only option is to receive a credit for your purchase."

A CREDIT?! On my Credit Card or for use with BestBuy?

I checked my local store for stock on these and they are sold out, as they also appear to be online. I seem to be screwed here. :(
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If there's 3 or less of an item in stock at a Best Buy store, then it may show as out of stock. Your best bet is to check your closest BB store for stock first and if they are out of it, then you can just return it in store.

But have you actually tried opening it to see if the display works, even though the box looks like crap? You'd be surprised how durable flimsy cardboard is at protecting the items inside.;)

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#5762 likeme   LOVE ME SOME RPG CAGiversary!   2775 Posts   Joined 6.5 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:18 AM

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#5763 paulluat08   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   19 Posts   Joined 4.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

Got it!! Used it on my PS Display Thank you so much! :)

#5764 scottman   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2821 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:51 AM

Is this common practice for Bestbuy.com to slap a shipping label on merchandise and throw it in the mail? Do they do the same thing with PlayStation systems, toasters, etc? If so...Remind me never to shop at BB again!:shame:


Unfortunately, yes. I think if they see it comes in a box, they consider that a protective shipping box.

They've sent me a ps3 box thrown into a non-padded plastic bag. They've also put an xbox in a form fitting thin cardboard box with no padding. Both had a few dents in the box, but surprisingly weren't broken. Hopefully sony and ms designed those boxes for rough shipments.

But the ps3 display box seems suprisingly strong. The outer sleeve is easy to rip up, but the cardboard they used seems pretty good. Assuming it didn't get folded in half between doors or something. You should just open it and test the heck out of it during the return period. Worst case, return it in store for full credit.

#5765 gantt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2862 Posts   Joined 9.0 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:33 AM

Is this common practice for Bestbuy.com to slap a shipping label on merchandise and throw it in the mail? Do they do the same thing with PlayStation systems, toasters, etc? If so...Remind me never to shop at BB again!:shame:


They did the same thing with my 3D Display order. The thing is, not only is it potentially destructive to the product, it probably makes it unsellable as new if you return it, so whatever they're saving up front in packaging is probably lost if the item is returned.

I suspect this is more common with large items from BestBuy.com. The only other thing I can think of they just shipped in the product box was a stand fan. Most everything else is decently packaged in a box, or a padded envelope for games/movies.

#5766 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   4331 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 02:49 PM

Has anyone ordered this from Bestbuy.com?
If so can you please let me know if they used a shipping box or not.

So I got my PlayStation 3D Display today. I have to say I am extremely disappointed with Bestbuy.com for not packaging this in a SHIPPING BOX!

It's totally obvious Sony made these to be displayed in a retail store and NOT to be durably shipped across the country. They are paper thin glossy cardboard with no styrofoam whatsoever.

Is this common practice for Bestbuy.com to slap a shipping label on merchandise and throw it in the mail? Do they do the same thing with PlayStation systems, toasters, etc? If so...Remind me never to shop at BB again!:shame:

Anyway, I haven't even opened the thing.. It looks like it was dragged through a swamp the last couple of miles to my house. The box is trashed and there are huge labels all over the front and back of it. The total lack of care taken with this is just sad.

It's my understanding that larger TV boxes (sized 40" and up) are designed in such a way that makes them its safe for shipping, but this doesn't look like one of those boxes!

I ordered one of these from Newegg.com a couple months ago (For $199) and it arrived in a proper shipping box and I sort of expected the same treatment from a large company such as Bestbuy.

Also, I noticed it says "When mailing merchandise to our return center, your only option is to receive a credit for your purchase."

A CREDIT?! On my Credit Card or for use with BestBuy?

I checked my local store for stock on these and they are sold out, as they also appear to be online. I seem to be screwed here. :(
When did Bestbuy get taken over by the Mafia?


Actually, NewEgg shipped two to me without a shipping box several months ago and both were badly damaged and had to be returned. Finally I just ordered one from Sony when they had their last sale and it was perfectly packaged. My point is, it's not just Best Buy that sucks for packing stuff like this.

#5767 pyoobez   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1736 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:04 PM

Wow, that box stuff is ridiculous for a TV. Especially since I ordered five Farmville plushes this past spring for $5 total and they shipped it out in a box with padding which wasn't even needed.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:13 PM

This is pretty funny. I routinely get small stuff in large boxes from them. But it's usually just a game or controller thrown in with 1 or 2 random air pockets. No real protection. Don't know how they would handle TVs, but I do hate when retailers ship out in the retail box.

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#5769 spoonman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   41 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:03 PM

I guess it doesn't occur to them that some people are buying these to give as gifts or to add to their game collections. I would have gladly paid an extra $5 for a box!

The box is no larger than a Guitar Hero/RB guitar and those aren't just sent without boxes. I know they are trying to save a buck, but I'm not liking this trend.

I guess I'll have to deal with it since Bestbuy isn't replying to my emails. I called my local Bestbuy and they are, in fact out of stock.

I suppose I could get a refund and buy it from Newegg.com and hope they are continuing to ship these in proper shipping boxes, but I'd have to pay an additional $20+.

#5770 IAmTheCheapestGamer   Banned Banned   28796 Posts   Joined 10.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:41 PM

This is pretty funny. I routinely get small stuff in large boxes from them. But it's usually just a game or controller thrown in with 1 or 2 random air pockets. No real protection. Don't know how they would handle TVs, but I do hate when retailers ship out in the retail box.

You should see what they shipped the PSP Go screen protection film I ordered during the one gaming blowout in.:rofl: I think the box was actually big enough to fit about 6 Dual Shock 3's with a bunch of space left over.

The memory cards they sent me for the Go were sent in a smaller box, but that box was ALSO much bigger than needed.:-#

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#5771 spoonman   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   41 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:47 AM

You should see what they shipped the PSP Go screen protection film I ordered during the one gaming blowout in.:rofl: I think the box was actually big enough to fit about 6 Dual Shock 3's with a bunch of space left over.

The memory cards they sent me for the Go were sent in a smaller box, but that box was ALSO much bigger than needed.:-#


Yeah, they aren't too bright.

They sent me a Sandisk SDcard in a giant box without about 10 yards of bubble wrap once too, but they throw a label on the retail PlayStation Display box and call it a day.. WTF?! :applause:

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:21 AM

A friendly reminder for those who wanted this game from earlier in the week.

#5773 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8525 Posts   Joined 6.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:28 AM

You should see what they shipped the PSP Go screen protection film I ordered during the one gaming blowout in.:rofl: I think the box was actually big enough to fit about 6 Dual Shock 3's with a bunch of space left over.

The memory cards they sent me for the Go were sent in a smaller box, but that box was ALSO much bigger than needed.:-#


I once delivered a package to somebody, the boxes dimensions were about 24x20x8, it was all filler and all it contained was a pen cap.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:36 AM



#5775 Monoxide1986   Recovering Flipper CAGiversary!   1023 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 05:52 AM

In for one for my kids. They love these dance games and the Black Eyed Peas.

Thanks!

#5776 FlamedLiquid   The Kersed Sowl CAGiversary!   6203 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:07 AM

Hmm...to buy or not to buy. Pretty cheap but I suck at dancing games.

#5777 pwnthee   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   533 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:06 AM

If only it were a "Shoot the Black Eyed Peas" game, I'd be in.
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#5778 MC Kage   ATLien CAGiversary!   921 Posts   Joined 4.2 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 10:49 AM

If only it were a "Shoot the Black Eyed Peas" game, I'd be in.


This x100.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:07 AM

Is this game flipable? All I really care about for this crappy DOTD.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:19 AM

Is this game flipable? All I really care about for this crappy DOTD.


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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:28 AM

^thanks much.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 11:44 AM

I grabbed it for the wife and kids and even though many people will argue that Fergie looks like a gremlin, I still think she is hot..
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#5783 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11014 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

If only it were a "Shoot the Black Eyed Peas" game, I'd be in.


This x100.


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#5784 liquidussnakeus   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   53 Posts   Joined 6.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:30 AM

Anything for the coming week by any chance?

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:49 AM

Anything for the coming week by any chance?


Out for the weekend, so I won't know until at least Monday, unless someone finds out before I go back in.
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#5786 slowdive21   CAG/Hoarder/Archivist of Pop Culture CAGiversary!   11014 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:54 PM

How did we miss this: http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1218376382414

1.99 Saw it on SD.

#5787 YBX87   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   12922 Posts   Joined 3.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:05 PM

How did we miss this: http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1218376382414

1.99 Saw it on SD.


lol, it makes a nice flip, no wonder it was sold out

#5788 klimb22   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2305 Posts   Joined 3.8 Years Ago  

Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:57 PM

lol, it makes a nice flip, no wonder it was sold out

Might be a chance you can find it in-store, but then YMMV on getting the same price or PM'ing an out of stock item.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:02 PM

How did we miss this: http://www.bestbuy.c...d=1218376382414

1.99 Saw it on SD.


We didn't

#5790 Mr_hockey66   Lets go pens! CAGiversary!   6251 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:07 PM

It was posted this morning. Sold out at 9 am

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