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 …
..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.
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.
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.
you dont get anti static wrapping when you buy trays of CPUs.
A title is required.
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...
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.
To be fair, they have managed to fit two Opterons into the box. That could have been two separate shipments.
...."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."
Are you getting enough caffeine?
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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