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Old Nov 14, 2008, 09:07 AM   #1
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Why does Apple continue to make such horrible packaging mistakes?

I received my new Logitech iPod/iPhone clock radio and this is the HUGE box it came in. I actually ordered three separate items and they were all shipped separately, two from the same facility. Why does Apple do this? I wouldn't mind waiting a couple of extra days if it meant everything was shipped together in one box and on one FedEx truck. Come on Apple - tighten up the carbon footprint.





EDIT: Pics taken with my iPhone - haven't seen any posted on the web before, not too shabby.
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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Was there any packing in the box or was it just rattling around?

I like on Amazon that you have the option to have it all shipped together, I also like their packaging, nice and tight, also reusable
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 09:16 AM   #3
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I'm assuming that you ordered from the Apple Store. Otherwise your rant would have nothing to do with Apple. I do think they have done an admirable job on reducing the packaging of their computers. There is still work to be done on other fronts though so to that respect I agree with you.
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 09:18 AM   #4
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I'm assuming that you ordered from the Apple Store. Otherwise your rant would have nothing to do with Apple.
I think as it was a logitech device it must be from the apple store to be moaning about apple
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I'm assuming that you ordered from the Apple Store. Otherwise your rant would have nothing to do with Apple. I do think they have done an admirable job on reducing the packaging of their computers. There is still work to be done on other fronts though so to that respect I agree with you.
The receipt in the box has a big Apple watermark on it, so I would assume it was from the Apple store.
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 09:38 AM   #6
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Apples own stuff is packaged very well, but they just throw things in a box for the online store.
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 10:37 AM   #7
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no kiddin.. i order a 13" nCase sleeve couple of months ago and it came in this huge box... what a waste.. they could have place it in an envelope.
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 10:55 AM   #8
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Yes yes yes, it was from the Apple store. The iPod Nano I ordered did come in a somewhat normal sized box, still waiting for the airport express...so I'll have to wait and see about that one.

And yes it did have a bunch of packaging in the box which can be seen in the first picture. A whole lot of it...

And yes I do agree, the new Macbook packaging is amazingly less than my old crackbook.
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 11:04 AM   #9
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I would say they are doing a pretty good job. I saw a video earlier in the year where Steve Jobs got a new laptop and it came in a manila envelope.
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Yes yes yes
I bet you wish you had never started this thread now

I bought a HDD from dabs a few months back and that came in a box the size of a small family car (european not american), anyway that had no packaging, so the HDD just bounced around inside. That was one of the many reasons I returned it, but that's another story...
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my new apple keyboard came in a box bigger than that.
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 12:05 PM   #12
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but that's another story...
Haa...


"But that's another story altogether...I had to beat them to death with their own shoes..."

Sorry your post reminded me of one of my favorite movies.
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