Okay fellow amateurs, need some help on this one because I don't know the answer! I have always assumed that delicate radio equipment is shipped double boxed by ham radio retailers. Until yesterday! When I received my Comet Antenna Analyzer from Gigaparts... and they stuck it in a slightly bubble wrapped FedEx plastic envelope along with a couple of connector adapters (all loose). So here is a rather expensive piece of test equipment that the manual warns in several places, Please do not drop it or subject it to a strong (physical) shock. Well I hope the FedEx people had Xray vision and could see this was a Comet analyzer in the plastic bag so they would then be extra careful with it all along the trip from Las Vegas to Spokane. So, am I over reacting and the analyzer should be fine? Here is a snapshot of how it was shipped. I emailed gigaparts to voice the concern, so will wait to hear from them. I guess it is okay, there is no indication physically that the box was damaged. But it still freaked me out. It will be interesting to see what they say... maybe they will tell me, "oh we ship these all the time this way, there is never a problem..."