I've gotten quite a few sets from Amazon Warehouse, and they have always come in a thrashed box, but the strings unused. Well, I ordered some NYXLs and I'll be darned if they didn't come in worse condition than any string I've ever taken off a bass. The E string is basically broken. I may have a tough time taking a chance on the Warehouse again, even though can just return them. Doesn't help that they've just added all the new marketing (inspected, renewed, etc.). Clearly it's just words. Btw, I don't know where this thread belongs. Hopefully it can be moved if it's in the wrong place.