HP ships a power cable in a plastic wrapped box on a wooden pellet with another box inside…? Go get ’em Al Gore!

I am a regular to many forums on the internet. One of the forums happens to be NotebookReview.com (excellent website if you need help on buying a notebook by the way… I learned so much from them). I just saw a post there on how one of NBR’s members ordered a 10FT long power cable from HP. The power cord was shipped from Shanghai, China (to somewhere in Australia) in a plastic wrapped box with another box inside. The outside box was strapped to a wooden pellet. What the heck? Talk about conserving trees… Gooooo Captain Planet!

A little bit more information is available at the original post but I think these pictures pretty much sum it up:

Now I believe this was not shipped directly from HP but rather from one of their contractors (not 100% sure though). However feel free to bash HP below.

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  • Denis

    Looks like what Synex always sends they either send it like that or send the box over flowing with packing noodles that have all became one

  • me

    I wonder how much they charged for shipping? I was thinking it was bad enough if they left it at the front door of a house, pretty funny it was delivered to an apartment. LOL

    If it’s not already on there that’ll be on failblog.com soon.

  • etim

    Hey! What a great idea! Instead of dealing with costly recycling, countries can now ship off their waste cardboard, plastics, etc. overseas and get the recipients to pay for it too!

    A little like the US gov’t sending off our nuclear wastes (depleted uranium) and spreading it around Iraq and Afghanistan. Pure genius!

  • mukhi

    HP is one of the computer manufacturers who do not what they do! my tablet/laptop from them is a piece of crap in terms of performance (read my review at HP, easy to find if you select “newest 1st”). with win7 RC, it is a little better than with vista, however, it is still slow, heats up terribly, having crappy battery life (did i say it is hell of heavy for a 12″?). HP recommended HDD/RAM test (passed), windows and BIOS updates (done), using in a new a/c (tried), killing start-ups and, now, they want me to format when i have installed whole bunch of academic programs! what the heck!

  • tejas

    Imagine how much less the shipping costs would have been without all the extra packaging.

    My wife sells Avon, and their shipping department pulls similar stuff. They’ll send a big box containing 5 small catalogues, and 3 items that would fit in your pocket.