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Free Shipping is Not Free (aka The Worst Packaging Ever)

A while back I ordered an oil drain plug gasket from Amazon.com. To be used on an automotive oil drain plug. It was a while ago, and I forgot about it.

Today I received a package in the mail. The deck of cards is for perspective.

I opened the box, which was full of those air bubble things that make sure your new item doesn’t get destroyed in shipping.

I took out the air bubble packaging, and here’s what was inside (again, the penny is just for perspective).

Ummmmmm….

Unnecessary? Yes.

Wasteful? Yes.

Unethical? Yes.

Free shipping is not free.

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