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It must be CGE day at Amazon! Amazon has a lightning deal for Prodigals Club: $25.49, free Prime shipping, and it expires today at 7:20 PM EDT.

Prodigals Club @ Amazon

Prodigals Club @ BGG

Prices for the game at the large OLGS currently start at $31.99.

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Re: [Amazon US] Prodigals Club $25.49. Expires 9/19, 7:20 PM EDT.
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Re: [Amazon US] Prodigals Club $25.49. Expires 9/19, 7:20 PM EDT.
Warning!!! At the pottom of the listing is the following: "This item's packaging will indicate what is inside. To cover it, select Ship in Amazon box on the checkout page."

As far as I can tell, if you don't change the setting, Amazon will ship it by just sticking the shipping label on the shrink wrap and shipping it without a shipping box!!

Be careful!

Edit: I've added a thread on this under Discussing Retailers: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!
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Re: [Amazon US] Prodigals Club $25.49. Expires 9/19, 7:20 PM EDT.
It's already a box, why does it need another one? -Jeff Bezos

Same thing with Fury of Dracula sold by Amazon. I didn't see it until I placed the order, and then had to cancel and quickly reorder.
 
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Re: [Amazon US] Prodigals Club $25.49. Expires 9/19, 7:20 PM EDT.
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Warning!!! At the pottom of the listing is the following: "This item's packaging will indicate what is inside. To cover it, select Ship in Amazon box on the checkout page."

As far as I can tell, if you don't change the setting, Amazon will ship it by just sticking the shipping label on the shrink wrap and shipping it without a shipping box!!

Be careful!

Edit: I've added a thread on this under Discussing Retailers: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!


I've never had them ship a game without a shipping box. They do however fail to put any packing material in the box though.
 
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Re: [Amazon US] Prodigals Club $25.49. Expires 9/19, 7:20 PM EDT.
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TedMarshall wrote:
Warning!!! At the pottom of the listing is the following: "This item's packaging will indicate what is inside. To cover it, select Ship in Amazon box on the checkout page."

As far as I can tell, if you don't change the setting, Amazon will ship it by just sticking the shipping label on the shrink wrap and shipping it without a shipping box!!

Be careful!

Edit: I've added a thread on this under Discussing Retailers: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!


I've never had them ship a game without a shipping box. They do however fail to put any packing material in the box though.

Agreed on the lack of packing materials. This crap looks like it's new.

I should add that I'm an Amazon Prime member, shop there a lot, and generally am a fanboy, but this is just too far!
 
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Re: [Amazon US] Prodigals Club $25.49. Expires 9/19, 7:20 PM EDT.
Ted, thanks for the heads up on that. I successfully cancelled and reordered at the lightning deal price.
 
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I'm fairly certain that the game will ship packaged in an external box in both cases. In the former case, the outside of the box will just indicate what is inside. If you are shipping this as a gift, this can be problematic (or if you're trying to hide your purchases from your non-gaming spouse).

I've ordered games with this warning and the games have arrived inside the standard corrugated, brown, cardboard box without any damage. The label on the outside just said what the box contained.
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boredbeyondbelief wrote:
I'm fairly certain that the game will ship packaged in an external box in both cases. In the former case, the outside of the box will just indicate what is inside. If you are shipping this as a gift, this can be problematic (or if you're trying to hide your purchases from your non-gaming spouse).

I've ordered games with this warning and the games have arrived inside the standard corrugated, brown, cardboard box without any damage. The label on the outside just said what the box contained.

Not to say you're wrong, but I've never received an Amazon box labeled with what was inside.
 
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TedMarshall wrote:
boredbeyondbelief wrote:
I'm fairly certain that the game will ship packaged in an external box in both cases. In the former case, the outside of the box will just indicate what is inside. If you are shipping this as a gift, this can be problematic (or if you're trying to hide your purchases from your non-gaming spouse).

I've ordered games with this warning and the games have arrived inside the standard corrugated, brown, cardboard box without any damage. The label on the outside just said what the box contained.

Not to say you're wrong, but I've never received an Amazon box labeled with what was inside.


I have. Usually it just means that the item itself shipped to Amazon in that box so they didn't bother repacking it in a new Amazon-branded box.
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Called Amazon and even though I didn't select the option to ship in an Amazon box, they verified that this would come in a standard brown cardboard box with a shipping label affixed to the outside of said box.
 
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This happened to me with a lego box. Bought the millennium falcon for my son. Came shipped in the lego box (no shipping box) with the shipping labels stuck all over the lego box. It was also severely crushed, not to mention almost ruined the surprise had my wife not been there to intercept it. I had to return and reorder with that box checked. The new one came in a typical amazon box in great condition.

I don't mind that they do this for items where you just open it and throw the box away, but they need to identify items would get ruined if the box is damaged, or stickered up. Like items stored in the box (games) or items that are collectables for some people (like lego).
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ocbrad wrote:
Called Amazon and even though I didn't select the option to ship in an Amazon box, they verified that this would come in a standard brown cardboard box with a shipping label affixed to the outside of said box.

Go check out my other thread: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!. Reports are coming in of games shipping without boxes, just labels on the shrink.
 
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TedMarshall wrote:
ocbrad wrote:
Called Amazon and even though I didn't select the option to ship in an Amazon box, they verified that this would come in a standard brown cardboard box with a shipping label affixed to the outside of said box.

Go check out my other thread: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!. Reports are coming in of games shipping without boxes, just labels on the shrink.


I noticed on the Amazon listing for Super Vampire, it says something like "The packaging will identify this product. If you want it to not be visible, select Ship in Amazon Packaging at checkout."
 
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TedMarshall wrote:
ocbrad wrote:
Called Amazon and even though I didn't select the option to ship in an Amazon box, they verified that this would come in a standard brown cardboard box with a shipping label affixed to the outside of said box.

Go check out my other thread: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!. Reports are coming in of games shipping without boxes, just labels on the shrink.

Prodigals Club just arrived: shipping label stuck to the shrink wrap. A couple of the corners are lightly scuffed, but otherwise it seems to have survived.
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Tineren wrote:
TedMarshall wrote:
ocbrad wrote:
Called Amazon and even though I didn't select the option to ship in an Amazon box, they verified that this would come in a standard brown cardboard box with a shipping label affixed to the outside of said box.

Go check out my other thread: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!. Reports are coming in of games shipping without boxes, just labels on the shrink.

Prodigals Club just arrived: shipping label stuck to the shrink wrap. A couple of the corners are lightly scuffed, but otherwise it seems to have survived.

Thanks for the info, and I'm happy to hear it's mostly in good shape.

Thanks again to Ted for pointing this out. I'll be sure to look more closely when ordering games from Amazon in the future.
 
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Tineren wrote:
TedMarshall wrote:
ocbrad wrote:
Called Amazon and even though I didn't select the option to ship in an Amazon box, they verified that this would come in a standard brown cardboard box with a shipping label affixed to the outside of said box.

Go check out my other thread: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!. Reports are coming in of games shipping without boxes, just labels on the shrink.

Prodigals Club just arrived: shipping label stuck to the shrink wrap. A couple of the corners are lightly scuffed, but otherwise it seems to have survived.
Oh man, I was hoping this was an urban myth. What are they thinking over there?!?
 
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Mine came in perfect condition, well packed.
 
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cunning stunt wrote:
Tineren wrote:
TedMarshall wrote:
ocbrad wrote:
Called Amazon and even though I didn't select the option to ship in an Amazon box, they verified that this would come in a standard brown cardboard box with a shipping label affixed to the outside of said box.

Go check out my other thread: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!. Reports are coming in of games shipping without boxes, just labels on the shrink.

Prodigals Club just arrived: shipping label stuck to the shrink wrap. A couple of the corners are lightly scuffed, but otherwise it seems to have survived.
Oh man, I was hoping this was an urban myth. What are they thinking over there?!?


I'm still having trouble believing this - how about some pictures - even Tanga packs things in a plastic bag.
 
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We've gotten Lego sets (someone else describes the same thing in the link below) and "family"-style activities/games like this but no proper games yet.

https://www.amazon.com/forum/amazon%20discussions%20feedback...

Honestly, as long as the game is shrink-wrapped first I wouldn't care since I'm not picky about box condition and Amazon always makes good on complaints if something major came up.

I'd still rather have a $1 digital credit than no box, if they're trolling the Hot Deals section of a niche hobby site for business feedback and happen to see this. I'll take a $2 digital credit AND no box though.
 
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Super bummed I missed this one
 
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My game arrived today and was packaged in an Amazon box even though I didn't select the option during checkout. I wonder what the determining factor is?
 
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abonosky wrote:
cunning stunt wrote:
Tineren wrote:
TedMarshall wrote:
ocbrad wrote:
Called Amazon and even though I didn't select the option to ship in an Amazon box, they verified that this would come in a standard brown cardboard box with a shipping label affixed to the outside of said box.

Go check out my other thread: Watch out ordering from Amazon.com! Looks like some items ship without boxes by default!. Reports are coming in of games shipping without boxes, just labels on the shrink.

Prodigals Club just arrived: shipping label stuck to the shrink wrap. A couple of the corners are lightly scuffed, but otherwise it seems to have survived.
Oh man, I was hoping this was an urban myth. What are they thinking over there?!?


I'm still having trouble believing this - how about some pictures - even Tanga packs things in a plastic bag.

Sorry, no pictures since the first thing I did was open it to check the inside. I really didn't expect them to actually ship it in just shrink.
As to why others got normal packaging, it could depend on what Amazon warehouse it originated at. Mine came from Whitestown, IN.
 
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Mine also just came in shrink... didn't get a photo before my youngest got to it and opened it up. All the corners are marred and just a slight ding so if you want your game boxes pristine this is definitely something that needs to be looked out for!
 
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ocbrad wrote:
My game arrived today and was packaged in an Amazon box even though I didn't select the option during checkout. I wonder what the determining factor is?


I wonder this too...mine was in an Amazon box, as usual, with one of those air cushioners at the top so it didn't move around. Maybe different warehouses are doing the packing?
 
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