Amazon’s Stupid Shipping Gang Makes Sure Coffee Filters Arrive Safely

Reader Laura (no relation) received a big, sturdy Amazon box at work. “The kind large enough to hold six to eight regular reams of 8×11 paper,” she wrote to Consumerist. “20 inches in length and a good foot wide and deep.” This box must hold a large amount of office supplies, right? Not so much.

Here is the box that arrived at Laura’s office.

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What is that small, well-protected item over on the left half of this box?

There was an essential office supply in the box, but not one heavy enough to justify the big box or the air cushions that filled up most of the space inside.

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“Inside was one–count ’em one–3-inch box of [Melitta] Coffee filters,” Laura wrote. “(and a whole lot of airbladders.) You’re Welcome, Environment.”

Yes, coffee filters. It’s nice to know that they arrived safely, and that any more fragile item would have been well-protected, but this was a bit of overkill.