UPS bungles another delivery. And this was ordered for a birthday gift for a birthday that happened in September. What a disappointment.
First cringe: Top of Amazon Box crushed. I shuddered when I saw this. The monkeys at UPS apparently thought it was okay to set heavy objects on the top of boxes that are marked 'FRAGILE'. But, having hope that Amazon put extra packaging around a game system, let me open box.
Second cringe: Found deflated, pillow type packaging. That's how heavy the object was that crushed the box. And what an awesome choice for inner packaging, Amazon. Relying on Microsoft to pack a system with a clear plastic shell was an awesome choice. Microsoft is the same company that <# insert one of the million degrading Microsoft stories here #>. So, the quick fill, expanding packaging fairies were not around? Or how about six pieces of 1/4in. high impact foam on the inside of the box?
Third cringe: Pulled out Xbox Box from Amazon Box. We now have a Halo 4 maraca. Salsa music anyone? *sigh*
Fourth cringe: Pulled Xbox System from Xbox Box. Spider cracks...spider cracks...unfriendly neighborhood spider cracks...all across...the whole shell...makes me see...five shades of hell.
So, went through the return system. Don't know if it will pan out. Last return to Amazon of a flat panel, LED, television did not go well.
No Halo 4 for us. Very disappointed in the whole Amazon pre-order thing. Should have just gone to Best Buy or Micro Center and done it. Would be playing right now with The Boy and the rest of the die-hard Halo fans. Amazon should have packed this unit a LOT better, especially of the kind of contents and it being a pre-order.
Check out your deliveries very carefully. We may be able to complete an official set of licensed, Halo 4, techno-primitive musical instruments.
Xbox 360 Limited Edition Halo 4 Bundle