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    Got a parcel from Play today. Forget the small plastic toy inside was carefully packed in a tough plastic container and pretty unbreakable itself. The cardboard box it came in was 6, yes six, times the size of the toy package.

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    Dell have beaten that before. We once ordered a new roller grip for a printer - just a little rubber ring that picks the paper up from the tray - and that came in a padded bag, inside a box, inside a larger box. This was literally a piece of rubber the size of a 5p (which is hardly going to break anyway, being made of rubber) and it arrived in an A4 sized box about 6 inches deep. That's overkill!

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    Last edited by creese; 26th July 2011 at 09:44 AM.

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    Best I ever had was 1 canon ink cartridge coming in a box worthy of a set of 5 toners!

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    Got a stick of ram before from Dell which came in a box big enough to hold a printer!

    This is why I don't agree with the way recycling is implemented - how exactly are we, the customer, to blame for excess packaging?

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    I've got a black vinyl disk with a hole in the middle - is this a record?

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    Ah, packaging is always fun. I once received an envelope with license details in it packaged inside a box that was a good 12" tall, 2ft wide and 12" deep - one of those ones with plastic built into the box inside.

    So, the environmental impact of those licenses was pretty huge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I've got a black vinyl disk with a hole in the middle - is this a record?
    LP, 12" or 7"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I've got a black vinyl disk with a hole in the middle - is this a record?
    Looking up Vinyl disks (as I'm too young to remember them ) I found this:

    Do hard disks work like old vinyl records and use needles to record? - Computeractive - PC help

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