WalMart.com and NewEgg Join Dell in the Irresponsible Shipping Hall of Shame

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Yesterday, I showed you how Dell irresponsibly ships tiny flash drives in gigantic boxes, giving the finger to the environment. Well, Dell isn't the only offender when it comes to wasteful shipping habits. Above, reader Paul shows us how WalMart.com decided to ship a flash drive to him. And NewEgg? It's even worse.

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Reader Mick received five ink cartridges in five different packages, most of which were ludicrously large for the single tiny box within. This is such an idiotically easy problem to solve that would have a huge impact on the environment. Let's start being responsible, online retailers. It's in your hands.

Have you received an irresponsibly-packed item from an online retailer? Snap a picture and send it to me at adam@gizmodo.com and I'll help you shame them publicly.

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kaisermachead
kaisermachead

Didn't I tell you? Dell isn't alone in this, and others have been long-time offenders for years before any of these stories popped up. As aec mentioned in the previous thread on this subject, I also suspect that it's just hurried warehouse personnel dumping their crap into whatever box they can find and no one bothers to care.

I was considering making a shipping container one mail-order bride joke, but for the sake of my soul, I won't go there.