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Post by milspec6 on Wed May 14, 2014 9:51 pm

I ordered some parts from Summit Racing and today I received the first box on my porch.  It was about the size of a shoe box, so I thought if might be my new gauze air filter for the van, but it turned out to be a single 1.5 inch exhaust clamp and lots of air bags.

Seriously, UPS delivered a shoe box containing a single little exhaust clamp?  Think of how many people and steps that were involved in picking that part, packing it, verifying inspection, labeling, loading, and delivering it to my door.

A single exhaust clamp....could have stuck it in an envelope and sent it with the USPS, simple.

Definitely, the anti-Joe way of doing things.  

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Re: Anti-Joe method

Post by Mo on Wed May 14, 2014 10:18 pm

What a waste
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Re: Anti-Joe method

Post by TimM on Thu May 15, 2014 4:28 pm

After spending 19 years working for FedEx Express, you would be amazed at the waste of shipping stuff. I had one customer that rented computer systems to big companies and when they had to ship back a monitor (Those old 100 lb ones back in the late 80's) they would ship an empty box with packing material priority over night just so the customer could ship the monitor back.
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Re: Anti-Joe method

Post by Davey Cracker on Thu May 15, 2014 11:07 pm

Haha I see this a lot from items I order from Amazon, little part in a huge box.

I could understand it if I was paying for the shipping, but most of the time they pay shipping cost....and that's what makes it so baffling, they are costing themselves a lot of money with the wasted packaging and shipping cost.........I guess this happens when you get too big and the people working are trained to be robot like and everything is automated.  laughing

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Re: Anti-Joe method

Post by Freemind1 on Fri May 16, 2014 5:57 pm

Most companies do NOT care about shipping. Wasted space isn't a concern to them, because they stick US with that expense totally.

I just got some stuff in for J. Racenstein the other day. box was twice the size it needed to be. Could have fit in a priority mail box, but mine was sent fed ex. Probably cost twice to send it that way, rather than USPS.

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