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Did Amazon run out of smaller boxes??
Old 01-03-2018, 05:47 AM
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My last two orders from Amazon could have fit in something smaller than a shoebox but came in a box that would fit a queen size comforter! What is up with that?


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Old 01-03-2018, 06:08 AM
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expecting a book today. It will be interesting to see what size box it comes in.
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Hahaha!!!
Old 01-03-2018, 06:09 AM
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I have often thought the very SAME thing!!!
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:36 AM
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Happened to me this Christmas too.
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Old 01-03-2018, 06:43 AM
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I will see if I can find it, but I saw a headline somewhere about why some small things come in a big box.. there is a reason!


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Old 01-03-2018, 06:44 AM
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I order 4 four packs of a protein drink through subscribe and save every month, along with several other items. This month they put the protein drinks in 3 different boxes! In one enormous box was ONE 4 pack (so smaller than a 6 pack of soda) and a micro so card!! I almost missed the sd card in a little envelope due to all the packing material they had to add! Good thing I checked the order tracking to see that it had already arrived.
Yesterday I got 2 one pound bags of coffee, one 4 pack of protein drink, and flea drops for my cats (so another small item) in another huge box. ????
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:09 AM
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Happened to me also this Christmas!
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:32 AM
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I read an article recently that explained it supposedly has to do with a complicated computer system that tracks what will be going out on the same shipment. It chooses a box that will strategically fit in place with other boxes in the same truck so it is filled up with few gaps. So they often need a bigger box to fill a hole in the truck shipment even if the product is small.

Not sure how true that is but it seems to make sense!
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:41 AM
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I read the same article as Katie Violet. My DH used to work for UPS and says it's true.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:05 AM
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Box I got yesterday....


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Yep...this is what I am talking about
Old 01-03-2018, 10:23 AM
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The box is 18 by 22 by 12 inches deep. Again, I don't know why they split up my 4 packs of protein drink into 3 different boxes, but the explanation of picking a box to fill the space on the truck does make *some* sense
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Old 01-03-2018, 03:54 PM
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I received a bottle of vitamins in a box 5 Times that size today. I wonder what’s up!
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I ordered
Old 01-03-2018, 04:42 PM
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a pack of sentence strips and they arrived in a box that could have fit a comforter too!. Oh well.
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Old 01-03-2018, 05:39 PM
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Not sure what to make of these Amazon boxes!
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i have the opposite problem
Old 01-03-2018, 07:40 PM
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They won't put my stuff in a box. I have had so many damaged items from Amazon. I have repeatedly told them that picture books don't go in padded envelopes. Every time they send a padded envelope, I get a bent book!
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