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Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by ec51, Nov 14, 2008.

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    ec51

    #1
    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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    dubhe

    #2
    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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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    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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    dubhe

    #4
    I think as it was a logitech device it must be from the apple store to be moaning about apple :D
     
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    themoonisdown09

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    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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    koobcamuk

    #6
    Apples own stuff is packaged very well, but they just throw things in a box for the online store.
     
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    acee88

    #7
    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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    ec51

    #8
    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.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

    #9
    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. :p
     
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    dubhe

    #10
    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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    Drumjim85

    #11
    my new apple keyboard came in a box bigger than that.
     
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    ec51

    #12
    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.
    :D
     

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