Excuse my whining, but I've noticed recently a trend towards really crappy packaging of CD shipments, both foreign and domestic. First off, let me say, Hypnos does shipping right! I always get my CD's covered in protective bubble wrap and packaged carefully. I really appreciate this as a buyer.
Recently I received a digipak cd from overseas where the artist/label had just thrown the digipak in a very thin "jiffy" mailer. The inner tray was cracked in three places and the cover had numerous deep dings and dents. Would it have been too much trouble to use a piece of cardboard in the package to prevent this??
Just the other day I ordered 3 discs with jewel cases. I paid $8.00 for Priority Mail (which is high to begin with, but the cd's were cheap so it didn't bother me as much). I got 'em quick, alright, but the shipper crammed the three cd's in a bubble mailer (the packaging was too small), with no padding or protection. All the jewel cases were badly cracked.
To make matters worse, when I've emailed some sellers and politely pointed this out, and suggested some alternative shipping practices, they didn't bother to respond.
This pisses me off!! Anybody else??