Sunday, November 16, 2008

Now that's what I call Happy Holidays

Ah, Christmas morning. You wake up to the sound of little kids (in my case) tugging on your sleeve. Then comes the unwrapping and the gift opening: the scissors, the box cutters, the untwisting, the swearing (to yourself). 

But it doesn't have to be this way. In fact, the folks at Amazon (no endorsement implied) have introduced Frustration-Free Packaging for the holidays. 

The toy comes in a brown cardboard box. You open the box and out comes the toy. No struggling with sealed, glossy cardboard packages and toys displayed in plastic clamshells and fastened with wires. Just the toy your kids want to play with!

You see, being environmentally friendly can be fun. And Amazon is actually saving money with the program. Rock on, I say. Hopefully, this is just the start of something big. 

(I feel a bit more positive today, you might have noticed). 

- GM

1 comment:

Kristina said...

Oh hallelujah. Can we have this for socks, too? I bought my kid four pair of socks in a package and each pair of socks was lashed together with a plastic tie, and then also fused together with metal clips at both ankle and toe, not counting the big sticker-wrapper around the whole bunch and the plastic hanger bit...


Are they really losing so much money by people stealing one pair of socks out of a package to justify all these damn little clips and things? Seriously?