Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Accordion Bulbs, Anyone?
We have track lighting in the store. Without it the place would be WAY too dark, and we are one of those comic book stores that doesn't like it dark.
There are 35 lights in all, so as you can imagine, we go through a lot of bulbs. To save a bit of money, we buy them in bulk.
Today's shipment arrived just in time - we had two bulbs to replace. However when UPS delivered it, the box looked like this. All crunched up like there was an accordion inside. YIKES!! The company that sold us these really has a bit to learn about packaging their product. The half-empty, flimsy cardboard box just won't do.
Thankfully they appear to have been undamaged. Some of their individual wrappers are crushed, but at least the bulbs look OK. We'll know for sure when we put them in.