Packaging insanity

Discussion in 'Politics & Ethics of Technology' started by Bludd, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Bludd

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    Funny, It Worked Last Time...
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    Grood stuff, thanks! :lol:
     
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    I'm hoping these are the exceptions rather than the rule. Even so, it's obvious whoever packaged this stuff up has a strange sense of humor.

    P.S. The mouse on the pallet is the best :)
     
  4. Bludd

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    I still think the sheets of paper are the most insane.
     
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    Newegg in the states is trying to do better. I get alot of the memory cards and other small acessorys from them in those padded package envelopes. Its much better than it was before.
     
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    Here's my contribution, courtesy of SIGGRAPH

    I've since given the sack away to a friend who needs to mail small children.
     

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    Good grief! FWIW my copy arrived in a bag only a few mm larger than the journal.

    Based on the 20+ years of SIGGRAPHs on my shelf, guess they won't be using that for, say, 2015's edition. :)
     
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    Amazon in Europe is sending out DVD movies and TV series collections in these cardboard boxes that are only slightly larger than the DVD case itself. They're entirely unpadded, and several times I've had DVDs knocked loose during transit so they rattled around inside and got scratched up pretty bad.

    I had to complain to Amazon because of this; my Carl Sagan's Cosmos box had the 5th (last) disc pretty badly scratched, so they sent me a new box (didn't want the old one returned). When I received the replacement, BOTH disc 1 and disc 5 had come loose, both of them were damaged worse than disc 6 in the original box...

    I've also received cracked DVD cases because of their flimsy shipping packaging.

    Trying to be environmentally conscious and save on shipping and packaging costs is good if it's not overdone to a point where it damages the product itself and causes waste that way...
     
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    Amazon isn't much better in the states. I've ordered through them in the past and while the packing might be efficient it is horrible by design. I bought four X360 games from them last year and two of them ended up having to be returned. As you said the discs came loose and were unplayable on the machine. I don't use Amazon any more for that reason, too much of a hassle.
     
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    I was considering ordering a movie from amazon, but I will buy it used instead.
    it's a shame as I got my cell phone real quick from them, no problem with the package and a free delivery as a first time user. Pretty cheap too (a 29€ high quality, long battery life phone - nokia 1209)
     
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    Retail is no better. When I used to buy games retail I had just as many scratched disks, loose disks, etc as I do now when buying them off the internet.

    Chances are many of those discs came loose just getting shipped to the etailer before they even sent them out to you.

    Regards,
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