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    Wasteful Packaging

    Anyone got any better examples than this one courtesy of Insight UK.Wasteful Packaging-photo.jpg

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    Yup. HP blanking plates. Express air courier from Europe, massive box (like you'd use for a hdd), one plate. We got sent 30 of them. Last we ever ordered HP when we didn't want DVD drives.

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    Wasteful Packaging-amazon-box-truck.jpg
    Your SD card will be delivered today between 10:00 and 12:00

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    Wasteful Packaging-box.jpgYup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
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    Is that serious?

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    Yup... Thats a packet of Lenovo trackpoint 'nipples' obtained under warranty as they were missing from laptop as bought.

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    I did once hear a story about a warranty replacement mouse being delivered on a full-size pallet.

    HP packaging madness continues apace

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    Did it have one of those eco stickers on it about telling you how green they are?

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    I wish I had kept the picture, but back in my IT Support days in schools I ordered 2 screws from a laptop RAM cover (you know the ones, tiny tiny). I lost one then broke the other... I was good!

    Anyway, expecting at most a letter or small packet, I was astounded to see DABS sending me a box the size of an old style colour laser printers (BIG!), with bubble wrap, tape etc to find the packet inside and them more bubble wrap.

    Maybe they knew it was me and I break things! They were the best protected screws of all time! The postage costs must have been more than the screws themselves.

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    Once had extended warranty documentation (read: 5 sheets of a4 paper, 1 for each laptop) arrive in a box 50cm cubed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Once had extended warranty documentation (read: 5 sheets of a4 paper, 1 for each laptop) arrive in a box 50cm cubed.
    They are prone to damage those warranty documents... I mean try as I might they always ended up in the shredder

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    2 Health and safety posters... (CPC Catalog for Scale)


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Yup. HP blanking plates. Express air courier from Europe, massive box (like you'd use for a hdd), one plate. We got sent 30 of them. Last we ever ordered HP when we didn't want DVD drives.
    You ordered blanking plates from HP?!?! Are you Made of money?

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    Haha, didn't cost us a penny. They started billing after we got them, something like £15 a plate now or something isn't it? It's all that p&p!

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    £15 is probably a bit low for them now. I can sell them for a fiver and have people think it's cheap!

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