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Oct 12, 2011 16:10 |  #16

I still prefer Amazon for online purchasing. Their CS and return service is just too good.




  
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Oct 12, 2011 16:20 as a reply to  @ NoobyShooter's post |  #17

I use Amazon all the time, quite happy with Amazon. My other choices are B&H and Adorama.


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Oct 12, 2011 17:56 |  #18

patspicasa wrote in post #13241282 (external link)
Yes - the lens came packed in a nice big amazon box

In that case, don't worry about the lack of wrapping :)


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Oct 12, 2011 23:02 |  #19

Hopefully by nice big amazon box, you mean nice big padded box? I can't complain since the lenses I bought were pretty cheap, but for upwards of $900, I should hope it wasn't floating around in a big empty box

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Oct 12, 2011 23:46 |  #20

lens looks fine, i wouldn't worry about the box.




  
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Oct 13, 2011 08:38 |  #21

Sirrith wrote in post #13241237 (external link)
That wasn't my question. I think there is a bit of confusion here because the OP stated the box did not come with any wrapping. New lens boxes don't come with wrapping as in cling film or shrink wrap or anything of the sort, which is what I told the OP in my first post here, but now I re-read his post, I feel the need to clarify things a bit, hence my question; did the lens box come in an amazon box.

You are right, I was definitely confused. :lol:


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Oct 13, 2011 08:52 as a reply to  @ Stump's post |  #22

I ordered my Sigma 70-200 OS through Amazon; came UPS next day; gotta love Amazon Prime. Box was roughly 5(x) the size of the lens filled with lovely packets of puffy plastic air bags; my kids love to pop them and scare the poop out of our dogs.

I ordered my wife's T1i through Amazon too back when they first released it; can't actually remember the last time we didn't make a large cost item purchase due to the substantial savings you get ordering online, due to the taxes that California charges for in store pricing.


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Oct 14, 2011 01:00 |  #23

Rocky Rhode wrote in post #13244891 (external link)
.. can't actually remember the last time we didn't make a large cost item purchase due to the substantial savings you get ordering online, due to the taxes that California charges for in store pricing.

Speaking of CA taxes and Amazon.. Aren't they going to start charging taxes for online orders as of next year? I think it's localized to Amazon and CA, but it's still pretty upsetting.




  
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Oct 14, 2011 08:26 |  #24

I second the comment about about Amazon Prime, if you're going to do much business with them become a Prime Member. Prime Members get two day shipping for free. Also there are a lot of other free services such as free online movies.
It cost $79 a year but you can add 3 family members to your list and they get the free shipping as well.
Also if you are a Prime member you get next day air shipping for $3.99.
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Oct 15, 2011 17:24 as a reply to  @ Garry Gibson's post |  #25

Mine came in a huge unpadded box every time, while books and the rest always come in a tight fitting package. No damage though so far. Let's keep fingers crossed.

Paradoxically enough some stuff which just does not need it at all comes with a wealth of padding. Amazon Marketplace folks seem to choose their packaging more intelligently in my experience.




  
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Oct 15, 2011 21:01 |  #26

Every package I receive from Amazon seems to be packed differently. I'd almost hazard the guess they've got their logistics down to the point they know what items can survive what levels of packaging.

My 5Dmk2 arrived from Adorama in a large box, sans packing material. It's worked fine since day one, a testament to Canon's own packaging.


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Oct 16, 2011 03:10 |  #27

Stump wrote in post #13240931 (external link)
I just got my 17-40L a few weeks ago. I bought it on Amazon, but Adorama is where it actually came from. I don't know if they ship from Adorama or Amazon but it was boxed in a big box, lots of peanuts and then had to dig my Canon 17-40 box out of there.

Adorama hasn't used peanuts since at least the past 3+ years probably even longer.


Peanuts are:
· Very expensive in the long run
· They take up a lot of valuable warehouse space to store them (which we don’t have any extra space)
· They are very messy and blow all over the warehouse in the summer
· Not all peanuts dissolve in water that is an additive that costs an additional fee for those type of peanuts
· Most people dispose of them in landfills not water
· You need to fill huge hoppers that hang from the ceiling above packers
· Peanuts have been proven to serve as inadequate protection to what is available nowadays. Items packed in the center of the box surrounded by peanuts can actually shift to the bottom during transit and could take damage to the item.

Pillows:
· The machine is compact and the pillows are on a roll. So everything fits neatly on a packers desk
· Each roll is in a box stacked neatly on a pallet which fits into a pallet rack location
· They are proven better shock absorbers
· Pillows are cheaper than peanuts

We actually pack above and beyond the industry standard - which is to put the item in the box to one corner and then fill the void with dunnage whether it be peanuts, pillows, foam, or paper.
We actually blanket the bottom and the sides of the box and then place the item in the middle and then fold over the pillows and add more to fill the box where needed. The only thing we don’t add any pillows to are items that ship in the vendor box, and soft goods (t-shirts, backpacks, hats, etc).



  
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