I am very happy that there are vendors like these that sell items online @ cost versus stores that rip you off with mark up & tax! This vendor has saved me more than 50% of $ for these filters for my aquaclear over the past year! I'm glad I found this online because stores sell these things @ $8! If you're like me & don't care about packaging but are down for value & saving $, buy it!! So it doesn't come in that fancy box, but it's 1/2 the price. You decide, looks or cost?! My fish are now living in better quality water for 1/2 the price!