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Old 06-18-2018, 04:43 PM
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My husband bought me an Acer Aspire laptop for an early B'day/Christmas present from Amazon. The box from Amazon was huge! Then the Acer box inside that one. I was kinda disappointed that they didn't use the pillows to cushion it though (those things are so much fun to stab to get the air out ). Just a bunch of crumpled up brown paper.
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:54 PM
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pillows to cushion it though (those things are so much fun to stab to get the air out )
That and bubble wrap.Mrs. TGK received a package with a pair of shoes with enough padding to fill a kitchen garbage bag
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:19 AM
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Many years ago I ordered some inner and outer fenders for a 66 Mustang that I was restoring. These fenders were new-old-stock meaning they are factory stampings from that time just left over and never sold. After waiting for several weeks they come in and the boxes were mangled. I took some pictures and had the UPS driver to note the condition of the boxes. We unpacked them and they were also mangled. Called the seller and he said I didn't pay for deluxe packing and shipping so I get what I get. Thankfully I took out shipping insurance and for a change UPS paid off. I reordered from another seller and told him what happened and he said the other guy was notorious for that stuff so when my next shipment of sheet metal came in they were in wooden crates. The crates weighed more than the fenders. Oh the first guy is now out of business.
Around the same time a friend had an in with Hornady and they had a special on cases lots of over-run bullets (just the bullets not cartridges.) He asked if I was interested so I had him get me 4 cases thinking there was 500 bullets per case since the price was so good. Well it turns out it wasn't 500 per case but 5000. A box that was 8 inches by 8 inches by 5 inches held 5000 bullets and weighed 80 pounds. The UPS driver carried in one and asked what was in the box lead? Well actually yes, that and copper. Those boxes were very heavy duty doubled walled. I and my kids have long since shot up the bullets but I still have the boxes and they're great.
Some other good quality boxes are the ones Amazon Prime Pantry use.
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:32 PM
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One of our vendors does this, and we have a multi-year supply of packing peanuts and bubble wrap because of it.
We once got a faucet from them that was wrapped in three layers of bubble wrap, then packed into a box filled with peanuts. That box was then wrapped in its own three layers of bubble wrap and put into another larger box of peanuts, such that there was at least a foot of them on every side of it.
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Old 06-22-2018, 05:43 PM
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As someone whose mother used to own a mailbox-shipping-etc store, let me just say that the insane levels of packing are sometimes dictated from the insurance requirements. It's been a while since I was involved in the biz, but I can distinctly recall having to wrap things in a manner that could best be described as "insane" because anything less could result in "insurance claim denied due to insufficient packaging". Just sayin'.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:20 PM
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I used to work a little warehouse for salon-only hair product. UPS had some fun requirements on how stuff had to be packed in order for a claim to be paid, no matter how badly the box may have gotten mangled. "Oh, box crushed entirely as if by steamroller, but you didn't put a little piece of tape over the jug's cap. DENIED" Yeah, I got to be an overpacker myself.
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:53 PM
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As someone whose mother used to own a mailbox-shipping-etc store, let me just say that the insane levels of packing are sometimes dictated from the insurance requirements. It's been a while since I was involved in the biz, but I can distinctly recall having to wrap things in a manner that could best be described as "insane" because anything less could result in "insurance claim denied due to insufficient packaging". Just sayin'.
I call that 'drop-kick' packaging. As in, you could drop-kick the package and not damage anything inside.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:51 PM
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I call that 'drop-kick' packaging. As in, you could drop-kick the package and not damage anything inside.
Which is unfortunately necessary -- they did a study by shipping around some recording accelerometers, and found that packages marked "FRAGILE" actually got treated worse than others.
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Old 06-30-2018, 04:14 AM
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I still can't figure out how anybody gets milk in a plastic bag home without puncturing the bag. And isn't it awkward trying to pour the milk into something else? How do you hold the bag??
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Old 07-01-2018, 05:11 AM
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I still can't figure out how anybody gets milk in a plastic bag home without puncturing the bag. And isn't it awkward trying to pour the milk into something else? How do you hold the bag??
There are plastic jugs the bags drop into. As for puncturing them... the plastic is pretty tough. I've never had one leak on the way home. I've seen only one or two at the store with milk leaking from an improperly sealed inner bag... And that's over the last forty years.
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