August 12, 2004

Impossible Packaging

Category: Design

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The Shop: The amount of packaging one often gets with a small item (such as this memory-stick) is often absurd, weighing many times more than the actual product. What's worse is that certain plastic packaging is practically impossible to rip open with your fingers necesitating the use of a knife, which invariably puts you at high risk of slicing your finger off. Major pain. Posted by Nick at August 12, 2004 9:47 PM

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 Comments:

Aye aye ... sturdy packaging that weighs more than the object is good if it protects a light and fragile thing - but those new plastic cases are absurd. I've had to return things to Circuit City in packaging that I had to gash open with a knife - how can it be cost effective to restock items with one-use (and dangerous) packaging?

Posted by: spencer at August 13, 2004 7:39 AM

That packaging is the price you pay for self-service on small electronics. It's as tough as it is because of the theft risk.

Posted by: Josh Crockett at August 16, 2004 5:10 AM