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Excess packaging

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by Colin of Kent, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. Colin of Kent

    Colin of Kent Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    20190226_081527~2 copy.jpg Just got this from Medtronic. A strong bag would have sufficed...
     
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    kitedoc Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Coming from the US it has to be bullet-proof!!
     
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  3. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Expert
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    You could complain- there are laws regarding excess packaging.
     
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  4. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a lot worse from Amazon
     
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    At least it's paper and recyclable.

    I suspect they stay away from bags as boxes are easier to stack and plastic bags cannot be recycled.
     
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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    At lest it arrived in one piece, which saves complaining about poorly packed damaged merchandise.

    This is one months excess medical waste.

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  7. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Ggrrrr..... this is one of my pet hates, this is the contents of a box I received before Xmas, the empty space was filled with scrunched up brown paper. As @helensaramay at least it was paper and cardboard but really the box was over 50% larger than it needed to be :wideyed:
     
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    Davie_sett Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a job for a little bit at one of the courier warehouses and they literally just throw the boxes about
     
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  9. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I've heard they prefer boxes than bags/packages due to thieving opportunists. Insurance qualification too.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    If find it strange when for higher value items (like my new printer) they just stuck a label on the printer box so everyone could see what it was yet some drip trays for the barbecue arrived in a plain brown box twice the size of the contents.
     
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    Robbity2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes when I order via Amazon they'll offer extra "anonymous" packaging for certain sensitive, desirable or expensive items.

    For the most part I can't complain about excessive size, but I recently ordered a small dropper bottle of food flavouring and it came in a large box that must have been nearly 2 foot long. I thought at first they'd accidentally sent me an empty box as I almost missed finding that tiny bottle within all the crumpled paper filler. :eek:o_O
     
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