8TB WD Red NAS Hard Drive £227.68 @ Ebuyer
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8TB WD Red NAS Hard Drive £227.68 @ Ebuyer

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Found 14th Jan
Lowest price this drive has been according to CamelCamelCamel - uk.camelcamelcamel.com/WD-…rch

I purchased this drive and received it in a properly padded box (unlike the one I purchased from Amazon that came in ONLY an anti static bag with the same cardbord package that they use for books!).

The drive from Ebuyer also had a 3 year warranty (Amazon's was 1 year).
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Same price on Amazon.

I'd sooner take Amazon's packaging, than eBuyers famed non-existant customer services. Just try to send something back.

I've not found that their anti-static bag in a box with plastic lumps has damaged any of the drives Amazon have sent me. The box is very strong, absorbs impacts and protects against penetrations. The plastic inserts around the drives absorb a lot of forces as the drive slides about slowly. The box don't fit through a letterbox so it doesnt get dropped, and Amazon dont use Ace Ventura. They could clearly do better with the packaging and its 'Amazong' that they don't given the level of criticism they receive here, but if it were dead on arrival, at least Amazon take them back with ease. eBuyer give you the right runaround. Hell I would rather pay more on Amazon and wait 4 weeks for dispatch than buy from eBuyer.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 14th Jan
Agreed with Amazons great customer service. However my Amazon delivery driver is probably high as kite as I've received 3 HDD DOA out of 5 from Amazon in the last 18 months. Packaging was a anti static bag put in a box with 2-3 inchs of spaces all sides, smashing about for 2 days of delivery. So even Amazon are not getting it right!
8TB?

Damn, that's a lot of pr0n...!
Just taken delivery of two of these drives along with a Drobo 5C from Amazon. They were loose in a large box next to the Drobo with only the anti static bags for protection, no plastic inserts. Drives are ice cold now so will let them acclimatise before testing. Not too happy that they couldn't even stick some bubble wrap around such sensitive hardware.

In the past drives I got from Amazon were in boxes with foam inserts to protect them.
Wouldn't touch ebuyer if they were the last supplier in the world, don't waste your time. Have bought numerous drives from amazon over the years and have yet to receive a DOA.
I just bought 2x of these from Amazon and they were delivered in a DVD cardboard sleeve, absolutely no protection whatsoever. Would have certainly been posted through the letter box should I have not ordered it to a locker.

Warranty-wise one was 3 yr WD backed (with 2yr11mo left to run!) and 1 was OEM (so reliant on Amazon) which was even weirder.

Sent them back, as 99% chance they've already been thrown around and frankly wouldn't trust them long-term even if they weren't DOA and passed testing. Even the guy in the shop I returned them to smacked the package down on the desk in front of me.

Previously I've had HDs from Amazon in proper packaging either retail or brown-box, with appropriate HD-shaped padding etc. Presumably now they're just in a tray in the warehouse and the operators are just shoving them in whatever fits. Not at all good and puts me off ordering any HD from amazon, aside from maybe if there's a deal on a retail-packaged version.

That said looking at paying £34 MORE than this price to avoid e-buyer. They will try their absolute best to not look after you if there's some kind of problem.
would there be any point emailing Amazon customer services as asking them to package their hard drives better? How many people/messages would they need before they took any action?
tin14th Jan

I just bought 2x of these from Amazon and they were delivered in a DVD …I just bought 2x of these from Amazon and they were delivered in a DVD cardboard sleeve, absolutely no protection whatsoever. Would have certainly been posted through the letter box should I have not ordered it to a locker. Warranty-wise one was 3 yr WD backed (with 2yr11mo left to run!) and 1 was OEM (so reliant on Amazon) which was even weirder.

Just checked my two on the WD site and one has warranty until December 2020 and the other is also OEM. What is going on with Amazon? They don't state that the drives are OEM, but their description doesn't seem to list the warranty length either. So ether I got lucky with a non OEM drive that should have been OEM or unlucky with an OEM drive that should have a 3yr warranty
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