back to article US firm vies for Opteron packaging excess crown

The Register excessive packaging monitoring sub-committee is obliged to Jay Coleman who earlier this week sent photographic evidence of how US firm CDW has made its pitch for the "Opteron overkill" crown in the "chip-in-big-box" category of cardboard outrages against Mother Earth: Two Opteron chips, each alone in a ten …

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This..

..calls for dramatic/cataclysmic music and nice panning photos in a video.

If I had a day ff I would just sit there and laugh at an aboxalypse now montage.

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Hold on!

I smell a Rat.

Those chips are not packaged in any antistatic packaging. So either the packaging is wrong, or I supect some foul play on the customers part.

Mmmmmm

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Did it ship a day or two later than promised?

Did you have to call and ask WTF the Opterons were? Because otherwise, it's not from CDW, someone is simply inefficiently reusing a old CDW box.

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bulk cpus

you dont get anti static wrapping when you buy trays of CPUs.

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Hp is writing to demand an apology now for shaming them as the biggest over-user of shipping materials. The pallet containing their letter will arrive next week.

Mine's the one made from shipping tape...

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Rubbish

They're just using the postal system to take out their trash. I do that too ... send junk mail back to the sender in postage paid envelopes.

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To be fair, they have managed to fit two Opterons into the box. That could have been two separate shipments.

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Funny

...."Snaps of solitary Flash memory cards enshrouded in bubblewrap and placed in a crate so large it has to be winched down to the customer from a helicopter are particularly welcome."

Lewis?

Are you getting enough caffeine?

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Till slip

I got a till slip from Superdrug yesterday which was almost a metre long, for 48 first class postage stamps. No, they didn't ring them up one at a time, just four books of twelve.

Not quite a packaging excess, but at least a postage angle.

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