My god. What are your shipping policies down there? Oh right - Newegg uses UPS.
I'm Canadian, and I order off NCIX. Everything comes via Purolator. I gave up on UPS when they started shipping in packages missing sides of boxes. Some of my American friends finally gave up after well packaged lamps and stuff got trashed during transit. I don't know what they do, but whatever it is, it's far harsher than anything the airlines put your cargo through.
I have never had a DOA HDD, and in the past year I've probably ordered two dozen. They come in an anti-static bag inside that single-layer orange bubblewrap. The boxes, as always with Purolator, have no dents or missing sides. Inside the box, the extra space is filled with air bags or recycled paper. (recycled paper is more common, and seems to work well)
Out of these drives, approximately half are Seagates, and half are Western Digital. 6 Seagates failed within 1 year. Of course, after being RMA'd, some failed again. And then one a third time. All the WD drives are still going strong.
At home, my old Seagate drives from ~2005 finally crapped out, but I have Raptors from around then that are still going, and other WD drives that are fine.
Seagate drives seem more trauma resistant - it was high-pitch chirping noises that finally killed mine. WD drives seem more reliable if you don't get a dud - which I haven't, thus far.
I have good news though. The last time I received something from UPS, it actually came via Purolator! Looks like they finally gave up on servicing my area, and now contract out to the better company. Hurray! I still always ship via Purolator, though - I wouldn't want to encourage UPS to come back.