Unsafe Shipping, Watch Out Guys

SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by VeganChick (is Gone)
I thought maybe the order that I got today would arrive in a box since it has lube and two bigger items. It just arrived in a larger envelope. The toy packaging was all crushed, and these were not cheap items. I really am hating these bags. On a good ... More
This is really disappointing...

A lot of people like to save their toy packaging for storage -- especially for their luxury toys. Sounds like this won't be an option with the new shipping method.
06/01/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
I got my order in an envelope today. My glass cologne bottle and plastic bottle of lube was wrapped in that paper packing they use for boxes. I had a male masturbator and the box was completely crushed and the toy was out. I'm glad the toy was in plastic inside the box!
06/02/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
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Originally posted by Zombirella
I got my order in an envelope today. My glass cologne bottle and plastic bottle of lube was wrapped in that paper packing they use for boxes. I had a male masturbator and the box was completely crushed and the toy was out. I'm glad the toy was in ... More
This is just horrible! All our merchandise is getting crushed, and if they are coming out of the boxes you are going to be able to feel what they are...
06/02/2013
SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by VeganChick (is Gone)
This is just horrible! All our merchandise is getting crushed, and if they are coming out of the boxes you are going to be able to feel what they are...
So much for discretion, eh?
06/02/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
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Originally posted by SMichelle
So much for discretion, eh?
Yup.
06/02/2013
lexxxmoonchild lexxxmoonchild
I received a package last week that was packed in a box. I guess this must be a very recent change, but I'm still very disappointed by it. I guess I'll have to be extra careful with ordering glass from here.
06/02/2013
sexyscreenname sexyscreenname
I guess it wouldn't be possible on the order page but I wouldn't mind paying extra for a box, if it really is a money issue on the shipping.
06/02/2013
PassionCpl PassionCpl
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Originally posted by sexyscreenname
I guess it wouldn't be possible on the order page but I wouldn't mind paying extra for a box, if it really is a money issue on the shipping.
We're already paying extra aren't we? It was Free Shipping on orders $35+ until a few weeks ago.
06/02/2013
Woman China Woman China
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Originally posted by PassionCpl
We're already paying extra aren't we? It was Free Shipping on orders $35+ until a few weeks ago.
And last year it was something like 59USD for people living in mainland USA only. Personally, I'd love to see people in mainland USA pay international shipping or at least prices to Canada shipping for a little while.

But, if my wishes were horses I'd be a gambling woman. Or at least a woman with wide open spaces.
06/02/2013
PassionCpl PassionCpl
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Originally posted by Woman China
And last year it was something like 59USD for people living in mainland USA only. Personally, I'd love to see people in mainland USA pay international shipping or at least prices to Canada shipping for a little while.

But, if my wishes ... More
Yeah but the cost of shipping is inversely proportional to the customer base. Generally, the more you ship, the lower your rates. More EF customers since last year = lower shipping costs this year (that doesn't factor in inflation or any carrier rate increases of course).

And I'd love to see people in China pay the same international shipping rates for their domestic mail that we get charged when we buy online. That's not going to happen either
06/02/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I received another package yesterday and assumed it would be in a bag, but it was in a box. I'm thankful for that, but am not sure how things are going to go from now on. I've never received a bag...
06/02/2013
Tofu Tofu
This is all really surprising to read. I ordered two bottles of lube in PLASTIC bottles, and they came in a box twice as large as necessary, wrapped in paper as if they were porcelain dolls!
What a bizarre mix of judgement...
06/02/2013
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by Tofu
This is all really surprising to read. I ordered two bottles of lube in PLASTIC bottles, and they came in a box twice as large as necessary, wrapped in paper as if they were porcelain dolls!
What a bizarre mix of judgement...
Yeah.....I'm not getting this at all. I have gotten things in a box that was way bigger than it needed to be and I felt horrible that they used such a huge box. I don't know how I feel now that an item came out of it's box and was rolling around in the bag. Almost everything I order off of eBay comes in a bubble mailer or one of those bags but I don't ever recall packaging getting all banged up to the point the product was out of it's box inside the bag/envelope. I use bubble mailers when I sell on eBay and have never had a complaint. I don't think they are pulling the bags tight enough, honestly. That or they need to shove some packing paper inside them to avoid things getting tossed all over the place inside.
06/02/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by Zombirella
Yeah.....I'm not getting this at all. I have gotten things in a box that was way bigger than it needed to be and I felt horrible that they used such a huge box. I don't know how I feel now that an item came out of it's box and was rolling ... More
That would be a really quick fix - I know that when I ship using bubble mailers, I always leave about a finger's width of space, so that things have a little bit of air as a cushion, but then tape the rest of the packaging down to keep things in place.
06/02/2013
snowminx snowminx
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Originally posted by Zombirella
Yeah.....I'm not getting this at all. I have gotten things in a box that was way bigger than it needed to be and I felt horrible that they used such a huge box. I don't know how I feel now that an item came out of it's box and was rolling ... More
I've had the same thing, I'm guessing it's because it's UPS and not what op used? Not sure but that's pretty horrible, I'm glad none of her stuff got ruined but it was still very risky.
06/02/2013
GONE! GONE!
So, maybe we as users should come up with a list of things we want in order to feel safe buying things again. Examples:
- A choice at check-out with boxes costing a little more.
- Orders over a certain weight or fragile orders should go in boxes so as to not risk envelope tearing.
06/03/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
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Originally posted by Zombirella
Yeah.....I'm not getting this at all. I have gotten things in a box that was way bigger than it needed to be and I felt horrible that they used such a huge box. I don't know how I feel now that an item came out of it's box and was rolling ... More
I don't think that would fix it. The problem is that bags are soft and if they get knocked up against then the items are going to get smashed, especially since most toys come in boxed packaging. I had a Fleshlight in my last bag and its box is very wide. It's easy for things like that to get crushed in a soft bag.
06/03/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
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Originally posted by GONE!
So, maybe we as users should come up with a list of things we want in order to feel safe buying things again. Examples:
- A choice at check-out with boxes costing a little more.
- Orders over a certain weight or fragile orders should go in ... More
I would love to have the option to pick a box at checkout.

I just don't get why the orders are so mixed; why are some boxes and some aren't? What are they basing it on? ?? got a box for 2 lubes, but I buy a Fleshlight and a njoy and I get a bag? ???
06/03/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I'm now concerned about the discreetness of some items. Now I'll have to consider the product packaging of each item more.
06/03/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
I just received my order on Friday in a bag. To be honest the first thing I thought of was "Oh, I guess I'll see if I'll be having the same issues as the people in that thread". lol I'm glad that my toys were safe, but the Tantus boxes were somewhat crushed on one side. I was able to bend them back, but I can definitely see how it could be bigger problem. It's weird. I couple of months ago, I received a HUGE box from EF for a body tickler. Something they could have stuck in a poster tube. Strange that their changes for packaging would back peddle in such way. I don't even like shipping small things in bubble envelopes. Too many variables that can do damage.
06/03/2013
KatPawz2003 KatPawz2003
I haven not been using USPS priority for a while now as I have had the post office literally loose my packages from other companies. I either pay the extra for UPS or use the UPS Sure Post method. My last package was in April, and came in a box like always. I will say that one of the toy boxes was partially ripped and looked covered in dust, but all my items were fine so I didn't care.

I am starting to photo document things now though for my reviews, so just taking a picture of any unsafe shipping and submitting a ticket is not that much more work. My next order is going to be a BIG one though so I think it should be safe.
06/03/2013
libbyv libbyv
sorry to hear about your trouble
06/03/2013
SourAppleMartini SourAppleMartini
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Originally posted by Woman China
And last year it was something like 59USD for people living in mainland USA only. Personally, I'd love to see people in mainland USA pay international shipping or at least prices to Canada shipping for a little while.

But, if my wishes ... More
I just wish international shipping wasn't so freaking expensive here.
06/03/2013
Angelica Angelica
Oh no, I hope the package I get today (Je Joue Fifi) isn't packaged like that. I love the je joue boxes and love reusing them. I don't think they would fit in an envelope -fingers crossed-
06/03/2013
Ansley Ansley
I checked in, everything should be good from here on out. If you've placed an order before today, there's a chance it may arrive in envelope, if anything is damaged please submit a support ticket to have it replaced!.
06/03/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
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Originally posted by Ansley
I checked in, everything should be good from here on out. If you've placed an order before today, there's a chance it may arrive in envelope, if anything is damaged please submit a support ticket to have it replaced!.
Thanks Stormy!
06/03/2013
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Sorry to hear about everyone's trouble. I know EF will fix it, though. I'm sure we'll be back to cardboard boxes soon.
06/03/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
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Originally posted by Angelica
Oh no, I hope the package I get today (Je Joue Fifi) isn't packaged like that. I love the je joue boxes and love reusing them. I don't think they would fit in an envelope -fingers crossed-
I have some Je Joue things coming today too! I love the boxes as well, and hope they are ok.
06/03/2013
GONE! GONE!
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Originally posted by Ansley
I checked in, everything should be good from here on out. If you've placed an order before today, there's a chance it may arrive in envelope, if anything is damaged please submit a support ticket to have it replaced!.
Thank you for keeping us updated Stormy.
06/03/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I received my first bag today. Everything looked pretty intact, and there was a bag around my liquid item. However, the bag wasn't closed in anyway so if the liquid had leaked it would have gotten all over everything.
06/03/2013
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