so the replacement crib came in today. the box looked like this.
i tried to be optimistic. i thought perhaps the damage was confined to the edges of the box and maybe the styrofoam had done it's job.
then i took a piece out of the box. a piece where the box had no damage. i discovered the exact same problem we had with the first crib amazon / graco mailed us- splintered wood! gaps in the connection pieces!
we didn't bother taking any more pieces out. i'm sure there would've been damage from the holes in the box as a result of poor shipping or warehouse distribution. but the splintered wood and gaps where pieces are supposed to connect in a flush manner are clearly a problem from when the crib was made.
there is no way i'm going to put my baby girl in a crib of this quality. no effing way.
and now i shall ask, what brands do you guys recommend for cribs? i thought graco was a trusted name but i will trust them no more. nor do i trust amazon for selling this piece of junk. and for the crappy shipment of it.