|Originally posted by robert
haven't got my second, but no sony box for the first. taped into a white styro carrier, peanuts, and a well taped packing box. as i said, it's not perfect, but i'm whipping it into shape. SS does say, "unit only", and since they were manufactured, as the story goes, for one or more airlines, not civilians, i wasn't expecting anything but the unit.
That shouldn't be so acceptable. The units are being sold as new old stock--New to me means it should include the original packaging, which in this case means a generic white Sony box with black ink.
If it was originally sold as a bare drive, a bare drive would be acceptable. Usually bare drives that are sold are wrapped very tight with very thick bubble wrap--quite different than what was left of the package that arrived from UPS. This looked more like something you'd ship back to the factory because it was FUBAR, and it was.
It made me wonder if some of the returned units you guys have had to send back are being sent to other customers as new and that since the boxes were perhaps not in good condition after being shipped back and forth and opened a couple of times, they were being left out of the shipment (since most customers don't have the luxury of knowing what other customers received).
Still waiting for reply from Silicon Salvage.