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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5 comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.