02/14/14 UPDATE: Issue with this shipment is now solved with the record company and I’m waiting for the replacement one (and for your information, band had nothing to do with this task).
When you got a package like this, thin and mangled, you quite well know what to expect.. (surprisingly from UK). Let’s take a closer look on the package..
Here we can see that the package has few bends on the corners. And when keeping this on my hands I can say that there obviously ain’t any stiffeners etc. to secure the record..
yep, none. No carton stiffeners nor bubble wrap, just a record in the.. box.
nice bend. Let’s take a closer look..
This did not come the way I politely asked, shrink-wrap removed, record shipped outside the cover etc. Lack of using carton stiffeners caused these bends on the corners and I’m quite sure that the vinyl itself is twisted. Only positive thing is that this came without seam splits even though it is sealed. One carton stiffener (even one!) could have prevent these bends to form.. Yes, I do not even bother to open this one. Poor and lousy packaging, no respect towards end-user, I may say.