It cracks me up; some people make such a huge deal about shipping and packaging in their reviews. When you purchase this item at a store the packaging doesn’t really matter as the store is not going to put a destroyed package out on its shelves. Even if they do and you buy it, shame on you. Not to mention that if your item is shipped, it is usually placed into another package with protective materials in order to protect the manufacturer’s packaging. If this outer packaging gets ruined that’s not the manufacturer’s fault, that’s the fault of the shipping company and this isn’t a review of the shipping company now is it?
In my experience, when a box is shipped to you it always arrives in pretty sad shape anyhow. Especially if it’s a PC case. So let’s take a look at how the box for our Beta Evo fared during its cross country trip. Well, as much as I wanted this time to be different, it’s not. The box arrived dented, ripped and torn, but a quick look on the inside of the box reveals that our NZXT Beta Evo is in outstanding shape due to it being packed between two Styrofoam protective blocks and covered in plastic.
When a product is packaged well, it can pretty much survive the beating that is involved in the shipping process. To be honest with you I think it’s a job requirement at all of the major “parcel” shipping services that you must destroy the outer packaging of all shipped products or you get your Christmas bonus taken away or something and you score an extra Christmas bonus for destroying what’s inside. However, judging by the pictures that I have so kindly provided for your viewing pleasure, we can all see that the Beta Evo arrived in pristine condition despite the box being in the sad state it arrived in, and now we can only hope that this particular driver will not be getting any extra brownie points on our watch.