Probably depends largely on method of shipping. The cheap shipping probably gets handled/dropkicked by a lot of people along the way as well as sitting around for weeks getting crushed by other packages...where EMS and the like is going to be more direct. Also going to depend greatly on how well it's packed. Surrounded by an inch of styrofoam, it'll probably be more likely to hold up to the abuse. A layer of bubble wrap, not so much.