TheDarkness, on 01 September 2011 - 03:01 PM, said:
Onto Amazon.fr, my technic sets arrived yesterday with the box condition similar to u98925's pic. The sets inside weren't too bad, but its still bitterly disappointing that on larger orders they don't secure the boxes as well as they should. Had the same from Amazon.uk, so I am now debating whether or not to bother ordering from any of those stores anymore.
I've ordered once from Amazon.co.uk, and once from Amazon.fr. Both times the box was fairly large (flagship Technic sets), and I had ordered with the express shipping option, and both times the order arrived within a few days, although the outer box was a bit squashed. I can imagine that if the box had gone through 'standard' shipping, the box might have been really squashed by the time it got to me. My Lego did arrive in good condition from Amazon in both cases, but I did get the feeling that I had been lucky.
On another note:
I'm heading over to the US later this month, so decided to order some Power Function items and get them delivered to a friend over there. All the PF stuff that I ordered on the US Lego site was discounted by 15% during the checkout process, although there was no mention of this on the website at all before checking out. It means that I ordered a 8878 Rechargeable Battery Box
for US$42.50 rather than the Australian RRP of $99.99, and 8882 XL Motors
for US$8.49 each rather than AU$20.99, etc. As these are fairly small items (although I'm sure they will come in a huge box), I'll be able to put them in my luggage no problem. If anyone needs PF parts and is going to the US, it is definitely cheaper to get them there.
I'm also hoping to go to the Lego Shop while in NYC, and am hoping the 10220 Volkswagen T1 Camper Van
is available by then too.