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    We are on el' reg again

    Take a look at: HP boxes Mother Earth into submission ? The Register
    You will notice the first picture is penned from me. The joys of HP packaging again to the rescue

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    Darn it, and there was me thinking it was another Sophos story......

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    Take a look at: HP boxes Mother Earth into submission ? The Register
    You will notice the first picture is penned from me. The joys of HP packaging again to the rescue
    Hayseed Dixie?

    I like them. Fun stuff.

    HBJB

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    Who took the delivery?

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    Today, we had 7 DIMM modules turn up for 7 printers in 7 envelopes inside 7 boxes inside 7 jiffy bags with 7 delivery labels and 7 seperate consignment numbers!

    All because they wanted to make their stats look good!

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    We had the fun of a batch of friday afternoon machines from Dell. The screws were dropping out of some laptops due to the lovely little blue tacky stuff having gone off so we had to replace some screws ...

    3 different types of screw, up to 15 screws per machine. 89 machines ...

    Most screws came in individual plastic zip bags, and about half were in job lots of 7 zip bags to a jiffy bag and half a jiffy bag all to themselves ... this was then put into a rather large box (larger than any other box we have had from Dell ... and some have been large) ... and then we were told that this was about half of the screws and when would we like the rest.

    Still ... it gave the placement student something to do when we told here to sort them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    We had the fun of a batch of friday afternoon machines from Dell. The screws were dropping out of some laptops due to the lovely little blue tacky stuff having gone off so we had to replace some screws ...

    3 different types of screw, up to 15 screws per machine. 89 machines ...

    Most screws came in individual plastic zip bags, and about half were in job lots of 7 zip bags to a jiffy bag and half a jiffy bag all to themselves ... this was then put into a rather large box (larger than any other box we have had from Dell ... and some have been large) ... and then we were told that this was about half of the screws and when would we like the rest.

    Still ... it gave the placement student something to do when we told here to sort them out.
    We got around 30 laptops with the same when i first started. Dell came and replaced them under warranty the next day. Took him a while to get through them i bet it takes you longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Today, we had 7 DIMM modules turn up for 7 printers in 7 envelopes inside 7 boxes inside 7 jiffy bags with 7 delivery labels and 7 seperate consignment numbers!

    All because they wanted to make their stats look good!
    Were these posted from St. Ives by any chance?

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    Theyve been spotted again. From space.

    Enormous HP box spotted from space ? The Register

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    Most screws came in individual plastic zip bags, .
    But did each bag come covered with a huge barcode lable and instructions on how to fit a screw?

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    Best thing ever about HP. Ordered a load of servers, fair enough, each HDD etc was boxes, we had to fit. Not a problem.

    Ordered some desktops, we didn't want the optical drives, oh no, HP can't offer use a desktop with no optical drives for a good price. Ok. They can sell us the computers, then order the plates separately.

    So, far a few months of trying to find the correct part no (why hp can't tell me what it is, is beyond me). We got sent out 30 drive plates. Each in a box, which is the same size as you get hdd in. Each sent UPS Air Express (whatever it's called) from the Netherlands. Thank god they didn't try to charge us. No wonder why they have started charging for the plates. The desktops are HP DC2200.

    *Drive plates being that bit of plastic that covers the FDD and CD holes. These also had a bit of cheap metal as well... cheap being the key word.

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    Theyve been spotted again. From space.

    Enormous HP box spotted from space ? The Register
    Hmmm.... Quiet day at Vulture Central methinks...

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