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March 19, 2011

This week hubby and I each received notices for parcel pickup. I tend to get all giddy about these, especially when I have no idea what the package contains or who sent it (and with my memory, this happens OFTEN). After the giddiness comes worry that taxation has finally decided to audit us, but then that ol’memory kicks in again and the giddy is back. Lather, rinse, repeat.
Hubby couldn’t handle another cycle of giddiness/despair so we headed out today to put me out of my misery.

We stopped at the courier first for hubby’s delivery. This craziness still has us laughing:

Outer package:


Inner inner:
inner inner

Folded paper:

Envelope taped to folded paper:
another envelope

That’s right, a little, teeny, tiny replacement ear hook was nestled in 4 layers of packaging that I’m confident not only cost 3 times as much as the part, but also outweighed it.

Mine, while lacking the glamour of ‘bluetooth’ was FREE! FREE! Almost totally free!
For the price of shipping, a bread company sent me a panini press! How freaking cool is that?

3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 19, 2011 9:06 pm

    The panini press is not only better priced, but much more interesting. Except for the packaging part. It’s good for a laugh, but what were they thinking?

  2. March 21, 2011 3:42 pm

    Panini! Sweet!

    All that packaging is crazy! Couldn’t they just send it in a small one with bubble wrap?

    • neeroc permalink*
      March 24, 2011 12:13 pm

      I know! I mean the bubblewrap kraft envelope would have been enough. Or a smaller puro package. This was a free replacement, but no wonder they cost $10 to buy – it’s the packaging.

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