Damaged CREE bulbs

We have been using CFL bulbs for our kitchen canned lights for several years now. When two of them stopped working a couple months ago, I ordered CREE bulbs via Home Depot website.

The local Home Depot did not carry flood light type and online order was the only way to get them. They were not cheap, but they were "CREE". I did not mind to pay more for the quality.

A package arrived and out came these...A pack of four bulbs, although individually packaged, all broken. The strange thing was it appeared bulbs were secured well in the box and there were no signs of dent nor damage on the shipping box. Does this mean someone packed already damaged bulbs and approved for shipment???

I would not know. I ended up taking them to the local Home Depot, received the refund, and then went to Costco and bought LED bulbs from the different manufacture. It probably was not CREE's problem, but I would think twice before ordering them again.