The over-packaging Stupid Shipping Gangsters don’t just work for Amazon. They’re everywhere. Reader Matt encountered the Gang when he made a purchase from Macy’s. He bought a pair of shoes and added a mug to make the free shipping limit. He received a box large enough to hold everything that he had purchased, and assumed that it did. It did not. It held only a mug and a great wealth of air pillows. [More]
Anoop sent us a photo of his very first Soap.com order, labeling it “the most egregious overpacking [that he's] seen.” We’ve seen worse, but it’s still pretty bad. [More]
The Stupid Shipping Gang strikes again! Their visit to Cisco led to a lovely set of matryoshka wireless access points being shipped to an unsuspecting university in Oregon. Reader Eliot had the confusing experience of opening these packages, and took pictures of the process and the mind-boggling pile of waste it left behind.
Thumb drives on sale at Costco now proudly boast “Now Packaged With Less Plastic” labels on their cumbersome, plastic-riffic packaging.