Last week, the black ink in my printer finally sprayed it’s last alphabet and was no longer alive. And because I was in need of one right then I ran over to the store and picked up an HP single black ink cartridge for $14. Normally I buy generics in multiples online to save some cash, but I didn’t have time last week. But I sure do regret it, because the packaging for this single ink cartridge was about 3 times larger than it needed to be:
Yes, that is the package for a single cartridge. Why do companies insist on making their packaging so big? They don’t need to impress people by making the ink cartridge appear larger. They don’t need to make it larger to catch someone’s eye, because people who need ink will go looking for it. And bigger packages mean more expense for them both in materials and in shipping. So why do they do it? Anyone have any idea or any other examples of such wasteful packaging?
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