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ace hawkster
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Just received my copy from Amazon, glad to say it did arrive all in one piece. But is this how amazon now sends out board games ?
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Wrong title. Should have been Amazon sans packaging. That's crazy! Was it a 3rd party seller?
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There's a button on the order page where you can ask for a cardboard wrap meeple
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acehawkster1973 wrote:

Just received my copy from Amazon, glad to say it did arrive all in one piece. But is this how amazon now sends out board games ?


Ace - you are lucky that this did not go "missing" en route. That is a crazy way to send an expensive game. Ye Gods !!!
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senorcoo wrote:
Wrong title. Should have been Amazon sans packaging. That's crazy! Was it a 3rd party seller?

Nope that was amazon prime
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PzVIE wrote:
There's a button on the order page where you can ask for a cardboard wrap meeple

I'll have a look for that on future orders, I've never had to do it before to be honest I've always had miles too much packaging, but this was definitely the least I've ever seen
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GULP. gulp
Had to look twice at this one. . .
Now I've seen everything.
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acehawkster1973 wrote:
senorcoo wrote:
That's crazy! Was it a 3rd party seller?

Nope that was amazon prime


Definitely from Amazon, though? Amazon themselves aren't showing as having any stock ("Usually delivered within 2-4 weeks" means "waiting on the distributor") and haven't for a couple of weeks, but there's several third-party sellers selling through Prime, fulfilled by Amazon. As I understand it, if a third-party seller sells fulfilled by Amazon they can choose how the packages get sent out, whether they need external packaging and so on...
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David Dorcich
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You can leave packaging feedback on your orders to help make sure this doesn't happen again.
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ace hawkster
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Bichatse wrote:
acehawkster1973 wrote:
senorcoo wrote:
That's crazy! Was it a 3rd party seller?

Nope that was amazon prime


Definitely from Amazon, though? Amazon themselves aren't showing as having any stock ("Usually delivered within 2-4 weeks" means "waiting on the distributor") and haven't for a couple of weeks, but there's several third-party sellers selling through Prime, fulfilled by Amazon. As I understand it, if a third-party seller sells fulfilled by Amazon they can choose how the packages get sent out, whether they need external packaging and so on...

No it was definitely amazon
I did leave scathing packaging feedback, and they did refund me 20 per cent of order value so all's good for me, just thought id put this out there as a warning to others.
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Wow.... I'm glad it arrived playable and not very damaged.
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Brian Kendl
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Doesn't look like you're alone.

Looks like some Amazon orders ship without boxes.
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Bryan Cole
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I had the exact same thing. It was a miracle the game arrived undamaged. Seems like Amazon is REALLY trying to cut costs.
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Kelvin Green
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Yep, mine arrived in the same "packaging" from Amazon.
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I do admire the fact that you're so calm, that you even put a smile in the title.
I'd be willing to kill someone.
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I don't know about in Poland, but here in the USA, that's the kind of thing that goes on your record and follows you.
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Glad I saw this thread, I had just placed an order from Amazon for this game a week or so ago,

I contacted customer service and mentioned this post and asked them to mark my order to be included in an Amazon box. I received notice the next day from a nice customer service rep that he had made sure my order would ship in an Amazon box. I got it yesterday and it was fine.

Thanks for the heads up on this, I'm sorry about what happened to your game.
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Hmm, I guess the "trick" is to order something else with it, like a pack of gum, so they have to put it all in a box (or maybe they will send the gum separately in a box). shake

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I just ordered FS - and I am looking for that button and not seeing it... Can anyone help point me in the right direction? I could hate to see this on my doorstep...
 
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galaxybear wrote:

I just ordered FS - and I am looking for that button and not seeing it... Can anyone help point me in the right direction? I could hate to see this on my doorstep...


On this step:



Click the button pointed at with the big red arrow, and you'll see this popup:



Tick the box for the items you want to be sent in an Amazon box.

If you don't see the "Send in Amazon Box" button, then you're probably already going to get your thing sent in a box.
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Thank you so much, this button does not show up for me. But I contacted Amazon and they dissuaded my fears
 
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Cody Forsberg
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Saw this thread this morning, and immediately called up Amazon to check on my order (got one of the last copies for $62 the other day). It hadn't shipped yet, and they assured me that they would get it in a box. So thank you sir, you have done the world a great service this day.
 
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