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Over packaging

(6 Posts)
M0nica Tue 24-Nov-15 11:23:03

This morning the post man delivered abox measuring 6ins (15cms) x 8ins (20cms) x 11ins (27cms).

I opened it and all I could see was a mass of those inflated plastic packaging bags. I took all these out and hidden in a small corner of the box was 3 packs of Christmas cards, total measuremments 2ins (5cm) x 4ins(10cm) x 6ins (15cm). In other words the box was five times larger than the contents.

Why couldnt the supplier just put the cards in a padded envelope. It would probably been cheaper to post as well.

Granarchist Tue 24-Nov-15 11:36:15

Amazon - cardboard box easily big enough for a couple of volumes of Encylopedia Brittanica. Contents? Inflated Bags and one CD. ffs.

TriciaF Tue 24-Nov-15 16:52:43

The waste disposal place where we get rid of our cardboard is always overflowing with "cartons".
On the other hand it keeps the postmen in a job. We buy a lot from Amazon because we live so far from big shopping centres.

numberplease Tue 24-Nov-15 17:08:37

In today`s paper, pictures of 48 boxes delivered to a lady`s house, took up all the delivery man`s van space, containing..........a 24 piece dinner service from Tesco. Each item was in 2 boxes. Then they tell us to save the trees!

Alea Tue 24-Nov-15 19:32:23

AND as I understand, 2 items arrived broken!!!
You couldn't make it up!!

M0nica Tue 24-Nov-15 20:21:58

It was the item in the DM that triggered my OP. I had just read the story when the bell went and the postman handed me my ove-rpackaged item.

The only adavantage is that the box and packing are just the right size for the vase I am currently selling on ebay!