I don't think it matters much. I've received quite a few LTL deliveries here at the house. I've had stuff show up looking like hammered hell, and I've had stuff show up in pristine condition. It's the same story with UPS and the like. A lot of it depends on how the shipper packaged it, and a lot of it just depends on luck.Usually these things ship via freight to shops and they don't get damaged that way, but when shipped to a person a box needs a lot more packaging material to handle UPS and FedEx system.