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HP's Ridiculous Shipment Packaging

Discussion in 'HP & Compaq' started by chrixx, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. chrixx

    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    Recently, I ordered a 10ft AC cord from HP for use with my power adaptor. For just one small piece of power plug, this is how it was delivered to me. In a 10kg wooden pallet, directly from Inventec in Shanghai.

    This is simply ridiculous as the barely 300g box was contained within a larger box and strapped to a wooden pallet weighing more than the contents itself. DHL must have charged HP a lot for this shipment, so how could this even be cost effective.

    I am kind of annoyed with HP as I had to drag this pellet from my apartment lobby, into the lift, out of the lift, into my home, cut it open, remove the contents and discard all the junk packaging. This is ultra fail for environmental conservation.

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    Wow, are there like 5 laptops in there (it is that big).

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    Whoops...just a tiny box.

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    What do we have here? A power cord!
     
  2. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    That is totally ridiculous , bad HP
     
  3. Howitzer225

    Howitzer225 Notebook Deity

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    Just stupid, HP.
     
  4. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    I bet you thought HP sent you a crate of notebooks or something :(
     
  5. VAIO_FZ

    VAIO_FZ Notebook Consultant

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    Damn thats just hilarious!
     
  6. chrixx

    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    Yep, got me excited for a while. Even the DHL guy thought I had bought like a mini server or something.
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC

    LIVEFRMNYC Blah Blah Blah!!!

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    Power cords needs space at all times otherwise they loss the ability to transfer power. So HP was doing the smart thing. :p
     
  8. Dreamer

    Dreamer The Bad Boy

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    Couldn't that be some sort of recognition for (extremely) loyal consumers? :D

    Anyway, you shouldn't complain much since you've got more "bang for the buck" (literally) as some people around would say. ROLF

    Thanks for sharing....
     
  9. Kamin_Majere

    Kamin_Majere =][= Ordo Hereticus =][=

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    I once received a 2in metal o-ring from Rolse Royce in a box that large... came from england too. I cant believe companies pay shipping like that.

    But yeah thats insane for a plug. I guess they wanted you really satisfied that your item was protected :p
     
  10. moral hazard

    moral hazard Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    that is very mean what HP did.

    They make it seem like you got something really nice (by mistake) and then it turns out to be exactly what you ordered. damn:(
     
  11. LIVEFRMNYC

    LIVEFRMNYC Blah Blah Blah!!!

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    If it was shipped from America it would just have a bunch of tape around it and a crumbled up packing label slapped on it with a rubber band or two for security.
     
  12. Greg

    Greg Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    You need to forward this story to The Consumerist, they eat this stuff up.
     
  13. TevashSzat

    TevashSzat UPenn Ugrad

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    The pictures you have here seem perfect for a failblog submission
     
  14. Serg

    Serg Nowhere - Everywhere

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    ouch. Well, look at the bright side, you now have a pallet lol (uses? no idea...)
     
  15. MGS2392

    MGS2392 NAND Cat!

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    The environment is crying.
     
  16. LIVEFRMNYC

    LIVEFRMNYC Blah Blah Blah!!!

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    I'm thinking you almost got lucky, but they realized the shipping error and took the extras out and were to lazy to repack.
     
  17. Serg

    Serg Nowhere - Everywhere

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    Is this for real that you were sent a full pallet and a huge box for just that?????
    FAIL!
     
  18. avanish11

    avanish11 Panda! ^_^

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    Lol I found that quite funny. A HUGE box for a tiny power cord? HAHA!
     
  19. chrixx

    chrixx Product Specialist NBR Reviewer

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    You would have thought so, but nope. This is intentional, right from the Shanghai factory.

    Origin: SHANGHAI
    Destination: SYDNEY
    Total Weight (kg): 9.0
    Total Pieces: 1
    POD Name: WANN DIR
    POD Date: Tue, Aug 18, 2009

    Oh, and this isn't the first time I've gotten this. It occured to me a year ago for an AC adaptor replacement, but I figured that was a mistake.
     
  20. LIVEFRMNYC

    LIVEFRMNYC Blah Blah Blah!!!

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    SMH!!!!


    You should return it as a defective product and send it back in an even bigger box. :D
     
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