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    Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    As title - how does Ebuyer package their hard drives now?

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    I had a samsung 1TB from them recently. It was in a clear box (manufactures) and an anti tear bag.
    Very disappointing real as it could easily have been damaged. If you order more than one item they put it in a box with air bags (still in clear box).

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    The best hard drive packaging by far is from Dabs.com. They used to use thick cardboard boxes with foam in, but they now use Air-Paq's which are then placed inside two boxes (the outer one being quite large).

    IIRC I wasn't that impressed with eBuyer's packaging for HDDs either.

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    I have one in a proper drive box (cardboard) and in a clear wrap in a jiffy bag but with bubble wrap on it too.

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    Scan's packaging is normally top notch, although I'm not sure it's environmentally sustainable to use enough bubble wrap to cover an elephant

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    I got 3 HDD from ebuyer at different times last year. All three were packeg in cardboard boxes with plenty of foam surrounding the drive.

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    I did buy one from another company, which i shant mention but starts was O where the Hard drive was in a plasic container and then shoved in a jiffy bag! No real protection at all!! I was scared it would not work. It did work but then failed a few months down the line!! lol

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    Ordered lots of HDDs from Scan. They all came wrapped in enough bubble wrap to wrap my house three times over! Not very eco-friendly!

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    Is it too costly for a supplier to ship in a proper Hard drive box?

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    Quote Originally Posted by how1 View Post
    I did buy one from another company, which i shant mention but starts was O where the Hard drive was in a plasic container and then shoved in a jiffy bag! No real protection at all!! I was scared it would not work. It did work but then failed a few months down the line!! lol
    Feel free to name and shame

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Ordered lots of HDDs from Scan. They all came wrapped in enough bubble wrap to wrap my house three times over! Not very eco-friendly!
    Less Eco friendly if it has to go back for replacement
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    Didn't think i could name on here but it was Overclockers!

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    Quote Originally Posted by how1 View Post
    Didn't think i could name on here but it was Overclockers!
    It's a discussion forum, you can name and shame whoever you like (within reason)

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    Quote Originally Posted by how1 View Post
    Is it too costly for a supplier to ship in a proper Hard drive box?
    its not as if a 3.5 inch disk comes in all shapes and sizes!!

    i used to work as a buyer and we shipped kit in cardboard boxes. Our boxes were about the size of a small suitcase, and cost 3p each to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CooperXS View Post
    I got 3 HDD from ebuyer at different times last year. All three were packeg in cardboard boxes with plenty of foam surrounding the drive.
    same I keep the boxes too, small and handy for storage

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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    Oh, and i had an RMA replacement drive from Ebuyer, and it came in the standard Cardboard and foam arrangement
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    Re: Ebuyer & hard drive packaging

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Oh, and i had an RMA replacement drive from Ebuyer, and it came in the standard Cardboard and foam arrangement
    Be nice if all the suppliers took care of the stock they send out!

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