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Amazon's Wasteful Shipping Error


Let's play a game. Yay, I love games. I ordered something from Amazon and I want you to guess what I ordered based on the box it was delivered in below. You're probably thinking, Ander... I have no idea what you ordered nor could I guess based on a stupid box. Well, yes you are correct; however, you could probably assume that I ordered a large object. Textbooks? Toaster? Keurig? Nope, not even close. 

See, even the box looks sad... scroll down to see what I really ordered...

 



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Tada! 




Ironically, I ordered a screen protector for my Amazon Kindle. This product weighs about an ounce, (which could have been packed in an envelope) and was sent in a box big enough for a small child to play "Spaceship" in (we all did it). Don't get me wrong, I love Amazon. They're one of my favorite companies and rivers; however, this experience makes me sad. Yes,  I received my product on time and in good condition but the way I received it screams "wasteful". 

So, all I have to say is I love you, Amazon but I don't like you right now. I'm sure they didn't mean it and I am one to forgive but this was a big no-no. Did I mention my Kindle case came in an envelop? Oh the silliness.

   


Has anyone else had an experience like this?







4 comments:

Keelie Sheridan said...

I feel this way every time I get a pile of junkmail from a charitable organization that I donated to... Sometimes I feel like I've cost them more money in mailings than I was able to contribute! FRUSTRATING!

AnderBeth said...

I know, the poor trees that are wasted only to be thrown a way. What a horrible way to go :(

Anonymous said...

ironically, amazon also has this program to REDUCE their waste: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&tag=fluffybunny-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393193&nodeId=200285450

Seems like a good idea but clearly not implemented across the board yet!

Gale said...

I had the same thing happen with Think Geek. They used a box to ship something that was flat and not larger than a credit card. They could have taken a small piece of cardboard, folded it over the product, and put it in an envelope. And shipping WAS overpriced too (I thought the item was heavier.)

 

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