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    Default OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    I kid you not this is the box that Amazon used to ship my AAA after ordering my BC-900

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    This is not joke or gag.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    Amazon.com certainly gets the golden cocoon award.
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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    McMaster does the same thing when I order a small part too.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    That's some packaging.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    being that most shipments are charged by weight. It is probably cheaper to standardize on one or two sizes of boxes and order in large quanities.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    I ordered something very small once - I think it was either from Radio Shack or Sharper Image - and it came packed in an unnecessarily huge box too.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    That happened to me from an order with Parts Express.
    Handful of electronic components in little bags, shipped in a massive box, charged $9 for shipping. Boy was I pissed!

    Since this is turning into a shipping thread...
    worse is required to pay for shipping...$10, and they select the worst cheapest method and jeopardizes the chances of delivery. They make a few extra bucks off you too.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    When I received that tiny shipment in the huge box, I didn't raise a stink about it because there was no charge for shipping.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    Quote Originally Posted by ken2400
    I kid you not this is the box that Amazon used to ship my AAA after ordering my BC-900

    The album http://community.webshots.com/album/524175548UBUOKX
    the photo http://outdoors.webshots.com/photo/2...65031785hNenyV
    This is not joke or gag.
    That is Amazon's standard small shipping box, as someone that orders from them regularly I can vouch for their packing.
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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    Fail to mention that this was the second part of my BC-900 charger order for X-mass. So it was like around $40 with two sets of 4/AAA and 1 set of 4/AA. Like the charger so far!

    Quote Originally Posted by Radio
    That is Amazon's standard small shipping box, as someone that orders from them regularly I can vouch for their packing.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    I did a quick Google search, and it was the Ear Lite, or "Personal LED Headlamp" (as TSI would have you call it) that came in an unnecessarily huge box, but I did not have to pay for shipping.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    That's insane!


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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    Yup, same box I just got my new GPS in, although the GPS box inside took up at least half of the space of the Amazon.com box.

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    Default Re: OT: Shipping box that Amazon used to get me AAA, funny.

    Haha, the same thing happened to me when I ordered the game "Guitar Hero" from amazon.com... the box was HUUUUUUUGE. I mean, it looked like I ordered a freakin' coffin!! Man, I wish I snapped a pic.
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