I purchased this identical item a few weeks ago. As usual with small heavy items, the box was pretty beaten up by the time it got to me. The batteries inside were in Sony original packaging, one of the packs was broken open during shipment with loose batteries scattered everywhere. Happily for me, the batteries don’t appear to have been damaged. So I’m fine with putting the batteries back into their box and taping it up. But you do run the significant risk of getting banged up batteries with these volume purchases, because of how they are packed and shipped. And banged up batteries leak, and ruin your stuff. Not a happy thing.