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Gifting Note on some sets sold by walmart.com

y2joshy2josh Member Posts: 2,002
edited March 2014 in Buying & Selling Topics
I was just looking around Walmart's website and noticed that some sets have a "Gifting Notice" listed beneath the set stating, "This item ships in the manufacturer's original packaging. If intended as a gift, the packaging may reveal the contents."

I'm wondering if they mean this to indicate it ships in the LEGO shipping box, or it ships in the product box with a shipping label affixed.

Comments

  • adol7adol7 Member Posts: 150
    It sounds to me like they'd slap the label right on the LEGO box.
    I see the notice on the Death Star. Scary!
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,155
    edited March 2014
    Either they will ship in the LEGO DS set box, or if you buy a big enough LEGO set, or two of a set, they sometimes ship it in its original LEGO shipping Box (complete with LEGO logo on the side of it and sometimes a label saying what is in the LEGO shipping box). Usually it says by the shipping box flap 'do not cut with Knife'
  • JeffHJeffH Member Posts: 173
    y2josh said:


    I'm wondering if they mean this to indicate it ships in the LEGO shipping box, or it ships in the product box with a shipping label affixed.

    They did this to me last year on three consecutive times on 10214 Town Hall, slapping multiple shipping labels directly on the box.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,155
    I think the trick is to buy at least 2, then they use a shipping box I believe. I know it sounds absurd, but that seems to be the only way around this as Amazon seems set on using cheapo plastic baggies for shipping their large boxes.
  • BuriedinBricksBuriedinBricks USAMember Posts: 1,367
    Ugh, if this keeps up it looks like all of my large set orders will just have to be through [email protected] from now on.
  • JeffHJeffH Member Posts: 173
    ^ or Target. I have bought large sets from them and packaging is good. Red card is effectively VIP points.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    With all the fervor regarding the packaging (or lack thereof) for the Ewok Village from Amazon, has anyone received any other large set from Amazon that came in just a bag, or was this isolated to only the EV?
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,673
    @TheLoneTensor, there was mention also of the cargo train shipped that way (in EV thread) and I read somewhere #42009 being shipped in bag too.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Right, I do remember something like that, though I recently got a #42009 and it was packed nicely in a box.
  • tamamahmtamamahm Member Posts: 1,977
    I really find this absurd. I'm not a collector. I mainly buy for birthday and holidays. For me it is absolutely ludicrous that a toy would be shipped without any sort of concealment, especially if we are talking about the larger sets which are quite expensive. Due to the route UPS is on, we do NOT receive shipments until after my kids are home from school.

    "Sure we will happily take your $400 dollars for the Death Star, but no... we can't be bothered spend the money to bother putting it in a box to conceal it when it arrives at your house."

    That really is horrible service from Walmart, and yet another reason my holiday shopping dollars will go anywhere else.
  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    edited March 2014
    ^ Such is the price you pay for free shipping. You really need to think about the actual $ it costs to get that heavy physical thing to your door. It's a lot more than $0.

    Like was suggested in the other thread as a way to mitigate the problem, I'd gladly give up my Prime, or pay $5 or whatever more to have my $400 item be shipped with proper boxing and extra padding; "white glove" if you will.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,155

    @TheLoneTensor, there was mention also of the cargo train shipped that way (in EV thread) and I read somewhere #42009 being shipped in bag too.

    I believe someone said they got a Parisian restaurant in a baggie
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