Mundane Play.com packaging watch - day 2
Seems we hit a nerve yesterday, when we mentioned Play.com's shoddy packaging. Plenty of people pointed the finger at less-than-careful handling by posties and couriers, but if there's no protective packaging to begin with (beyond the mandatory cardboard box, that is) then the contents stand roughly a slim to zero chance of arriving intact.
Less than 24 hours later, further evidence that Play are failing to treat their dispatches with due care and attention. This time we're not talking about relatively inexpensive CDRs, but an internal hard drive; an expensive piece of kit that warrants serious TLC. Bitterwallet reader Halflife found it sadly lacking, however:
It came in a box about twice the size of a shoe box with another box inside that contained the hard drive. A token gesture had been made to put some polystyrene in the two boxes but both the hard drive and the smaller box it was contained in were free to rattle about in the larger box. Rubbish packaging. I wonder how many things Play get back damaged due to poor packaging that they then pass the cost back to the supplier. Would only have taken a few seconds longer to package properly.
Take a moment to savour this, folks. It really is a bit special:
Are Play.com employing the man with ten thumbs to dispatch customer orders? We're going to ask them, so if you have any recent photos of Play's packaging fails, let's have them sent to [email protected]