May 31 2017


I ordered a couple of tapes for my labelling machine, from Amazon a couple of days ago.

That’s them in the first picture, alongside a pen… to give a sense of scale.

Small enough to fit through the letter box in a jiffy bag, no?

Well, no, apparently not. The second picture shows the box that they actually came in.

Come on Amazon, we’re not going to save the planet this way, are we?


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  1. Alan Wright

    ‘and they want to deliver parcels by drone. How effing big are their drones. Just hope they are not run on diesel.

    1. Masher

      To be fair, as big as it was, it was very light!

  2. Frances

    Recently I ordered a top for my fish tank…..basically a sheet of ridged plastic……36 ” x 12″ and about 2 mm thickThe box it came in was about 3ft 6″ long, 2ft wide and 18 ” deep. Unbelievable.!!……at least it wasn’t broken .

    ps Saber looking gorgeous.

    1. Masher

      Wrapped properly, that would have fitted through your letterbox… maybe.

  3. Brennig

    I love the Amazon Overpackaging Department. They work hard to earn their productivity bonus, obv.

    1. Masher

      I wonder if their loved ones get disappointed at Christmas, after being handed a large, wrapped present.

  4. Juliette

    Yes, but delivery men need to keep their jobs, Masher. It’s all about balance. Please use the box for sending a thank you letter back to our global, online retailer.

    1. Masher

      I would, but it won’t fit in our post box, Jules.

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