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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 03:59 PM
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Are people who make packaging sadists?
Seriously. First there's that shrink-wrapped plastic stuff that requires a chainsaw to open. Don't get me started on CD packages....

but I just received a package. I opened the box, and inside is some molded faux-styrofoam surrounding the contents. I try to slide it out. No can do. I try to pull, and with the slightest bit of pressure, the "styrofoam" crumbles into a million little particles. Little styro-beads. That fly everywhere. And somehow picked up a static charge that makes them stick to EVERYTHING.

It's interesting material. I'm sure there are uses for it. BUT NOT IN PACKAGING!!!!!

I'm still finding little styrobloblets everywhere.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:07 PM
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1. Have you bought any toys lately? Everything is now STRAPPED down
to either the cardboard box and/or the plastic sleeve that's INSIDE the cardboard box. The other day I tried to take a toy out of it's box and the black plastic that was molded around it, but they had also ran black wire ties around it through the black plastic mold! You couldn't even see the damn things and there had to be 8 of 'em. In some cases the wires go through the plastic mold, through a black plastic rectangular washer then the wires are twisted (not always in the same direction either!) and then they have clear packaging tape over them!

The lenght of time getting the thing out was twice as long as the toy held the kids interest!

I agree, there's definately some sort of evil packaging plan afoot.
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Dookus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:08 PM
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2. oh yeah
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 04:09 PM by Dookus
I got a RoboSapiens for xmas. There were at least TEN twist-ties holding the thing down. It sorta scared me... like they were worried it would start walking on its own and commit crimes. I felt like I was untying Hannibal Lecter.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:09 PM
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3. Oh God, my daughter got a "Bratz" doll for christmas
it took me 20 minutes to liberate it and her stuff from the package. I used scissors and tin snips and then i had a beer.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:13 PM
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5. My question is, by the looks of the strappings, it can't possibly be done
by machine, all that crap is HAND DONE in China or wherever the plant is located. What kinda sick loser decided on that way of packaging?
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:30 PM
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10. I agree that it must be done in China
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Cadence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:11 PM
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4. I hate that. Then there's lightbulbs which are sold in open ended
thin pieces of cardboard. :shrug:
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:15 PM
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6. Funny you bring that up, I bought a "three" pack a week or so ago.
Of course the fourth decided not to take the cahnce with getting juiced up and leaped right out of his barely there packing in the store.
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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:27 PM
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8. Some of them require a philips screwdriver to remove.
They are actually SCREWED down.
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fob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:36 PM
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11. I forgot about that. Yes, screwed down to CARDBOARD was one
toy this past festivus.
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Pithlet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:27 PM
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9. God, yes.
Christmas morning has become the metal twist tie holiday from hell.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 05:38 PM
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12. And on top of all the tape and plastic and wires, doll's hair is often
SEWN to the packaging.

I realize this all supposed to be "anti-theft" stuff, but come on! Anyone who wanted to steal the toy could just grab the package anyway.

It's as if they're hiding state secrets inside the toy packages!
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 04:25 PM
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7. And to think we have to pay extra for all that packing.
:mad: they have some things tighter that Ft Knox
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NV Whino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:16 PM
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13. Yes.
Edited on Fri Jan-28-05 06:16 PM by NV Whino
I have been known to return things to the store when my vocabulary degenerates to a constant stream of swear words.

I tell the store that if they can open the package for me within a resonable amount of time, I will keep the product. If they can't, they get to refund my money.

I do the same thing with products that have nonremovable price stickers.
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