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to think this level of packaging is excessive?

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SHRIIIEEEKPoolingBearBlood Thu 08-Nov-12 13:31:29

We bought a gravy boat. It came in a small box, and inside the box was sort of cut out to hold it in place. Fine.
This small box was wrapped in about 36ft of bubble wrap (I am guessing but am not exaggerating - was in 2 sheets and I think both were about 3x my height) and then put into another huge reinforced cardnoard box that was nailed shut - so I had to maul it with scissors to get it open, then unravel all the bubble wrap.
Now obviously I'd have been annoyed if the thing had been damaged in transit, but was there any need for that much packaging??
That said, I won't be buying bubble wrap for a fair while. In fact I may start my own small business selling lengths of it smile

blueraincoat Thu 08-Nov-12 15:01:16

John Lewis by any chance?

YDdraigGoch Thu 08-Nov-12 15:03:27


Scholes34 Thu 08-Nov-12 15:07:13

Excessive, maybe, but good that you're planning to re-use the bubble wrap (but do you have room to store it?)

SHRIIIEEEKPoolingBearBlood Thu 08-Nov-12 15:11:39

Yes, I have a wrapping paper and bubble wrap drawer grin

I'm not 100% sure where it came from as DH ordered it but it looks like it was direct from the manufacturer.
Anyone want a metre of bubble wrap, cheap? grin

MrsHoarder Thu 08-Nov-12 15:23:46

Are you sure he didn't order a gravy boat and bubble wrap. For his own purposes.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Thu 08-Nov-12 15:27:41

How much was the gravy boat?

SHRIIIEEEKPoolingBearBlood Thu 08-Nov-12 15:32:14

Oh and they used their common sense in packing the two? Now I'd like that. But no, DH never has and never would buy something as mundane as bubble wrap. He saves his efforts for glamorous, high profile items such as gravy boats.
gravy boat was/ idea invoice doesn't have a price hmm

SHRIIIEEEKPoolingBearBlood Thu 08-Nov-12 15:32:54

Sorry that wasn't at you, it was at the invoice not having a price. Why?? Maybe there was no room for it once they'd crammed all the bubble wrap in.

ChippingInLovesAutumn Thu 08-Nov-12 15:33:35

Oh - then maybe you should put it on a very high shelf grin

ChippingInLovesAutumn Thu 08-Nov-12 15:34:28

Oh - it didn't even occur to me to take it 'like that'... grin

Fiendishlie Thu 08-Nov-12 16:22:19

Was is this one? I have been gagging for the opportunity to link to this again

freddiefrog Thu 08-Nov-12 16:28:30

YANBU, but I think I'd be in 7th heaven if someone sent me that much bubblewrap. I could spend hours popping it.

I only ever get those air pillow things in parcels now and theyre not the same

thegreylady Thu 08-Nov-12 16:29:02

Amazon sent me an A4 Advent calendar in a box measuring two feet by eighteen inches by four inches! I honestly thought the box was empty except for the packaging!

Calabria Thu 08-Nov-12 17:17:02

My ex used to work for a record company. Once they sent him one CD, by courier, in a 14"x14" carton with lots of padding.

SHRIIIEEEKPoolingBearBlood Thu 08-Nov-12 17:22:42

Fiendish I hope not because that means he's spent £300 on a flowery gravy boat!

Freddie pm me your address and ill send you some. Now...what to wrap it in?

Lol at the other examples of this. It's ridiculous. At least mine was breakable, how can you justify this on an advent calendar!

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