National Parts Depot ships theirs in a rigid cardboard tube so there's no chance of damage during shipment. I've been very pleased with their service and their prices are much cheaper than Ricks. No waiting on shipment either. I placed an order and had the part shipped the same day. One day shipment (which I didn't ask for) and their rates are very reasonable. I do a lot of business with NPD. Very curtious and knowledgeable. Their link is:http://www.nationalpartsdepot.com/
If you've never used them before check them out. I think you'll be quite surprised.