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Old 06-08-2018, 03:08 AM
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And more on this subject: my brother's birthday is coming up (in 4 days, to be exact, so the gifts will not get there on time ... nothing new, LOL).

I had ordered a tie for him from his university. It showed up in a nice little gift box ... which in turn was tucked into a FedEx box that is ALMOST the size of the average TV tray (you remember those, right?)
Well, you could add to the gift... say, a nice selection of nesting gift boxes!
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Old 06-08-2018, 03:56 AM
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I once ordered a fabric pen loop (the kind that sticks onto the cover of a notebook) from Amazon and it arrived in a shipping box the size of my computer tower with one lone air pillow as cushioning.
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Old 06-08-2018, 06:42 AM
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Years ago our daughter did something stupid and got her Game Boy (B&W screen that alone should tell you how long ago) taken away for like 2 months.

now ExDW and I schemed at how to give it back to her. we came up with this.

We took each game (she had like 10) and wrapped them up individually
We took the game unit and wrapped it up by itself
We took each of the batteries and wrapped them individually
WE took the connector cable and wrapped that serperately

We then put some of these and put them into a box, taped that shut
Ditto with the rest of the wrapped stuff

We then took those two boxes and put them into another box, taped that shut and wrapped it in Xmas Paper.

DD Couldn't really cuss at us since at Xmas we were at Grandma's but got lots of death glares (Yes I have pics) and we did get cussed out on the way home.

It still is a nice story that gets trotted out on occasion
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This whole thread evokes The Velvet Underground's track, "The Gift"...

... wherein a lovesick guy mails himself to his girlfriend in Wisconsin ...

... who, frustrated at being unable to open the box, stabs the shit out of it.
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Old 06-08-2018, 07:32 PM
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I was just listening to that last week....
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I was just listening to that last week....
Oh, you have a walker with a builtin MP3 1000W player and subwoofer too.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:57 PM
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Heh! No walker yet! I stole that record (yes, vinyl!) from my mother's collection when I went off to college. Along with a lot of other really cool music...
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:43 AM
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I once ordered a fabric pen loop (the kind that sticks onto the cover of a notebook) from Amazon and it arrived in a shipping box the size of my computer tower with one lone air pillow as cushioning.
Amazon employees sometimes do that in protest, since it costs Amazon extra to ship that way.

I'm in the process of setting up a new workstation for myself, using a Ryzen Threadripper CPU. It's a great example of overpackaging; comes in this huge prettified box, while the CPU itself is a small, thin square.
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I've never had any complaints about the size and quality of my packaging before...
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:25 PM
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A few weeks ago, I bought a garbage can off Amazon (I was desperate for one that would keep the cats out). It came in a big cardboard box. I opened it and found a bag surrounding another cardboard box - this one covered with descriptions of the product inside. I opened the second box and found another bag inside, holding the garbage can. Inside the garbage can was MORE bags - this time garbage bags intended to fit snugly i the can.

In this case, though, everything fit snugly inside each other. It was the multiple layers of cardboard and plastic that amused me.

It may have been expensive, but so far, it has done an excellent job of keeping the cats out.
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