Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sears: Innovators of Low Efficiency Box Technology

We all know that Sears sells high efficiency appliances. I bought a Kenmore freezer for my garage about 15 years ago. Still going strong. No complaints.

But have you heard about their low efficiency cardboard boxes? They're really quite legendary.

May 27, 2016
Consumerist: Oversized Box From Sears Has Enough Room To Stash Preteen Daughter

“The box was big enough that my daughter got in with them and they still had room for all the packing material,” Corey writes. His daughter is 12 years old, if you were wondering.

There's a very amusing picture of his daughter in the box with the tools. Really puts the oversized box in proper perspective. Hahaha!

Watch out Amazon! Eddie Lampert is gunning for you!


whydibuy said...

So to protect the item, retailers are using bigger boxes with more protection padding within. They don't want the item damaged in transit ensuring the consumer gets a intact, function item.
Is that some kind of conspiracy?
I guess the glass is always half empty and the end is near with gloomers like you.
Get help, really.

mab said...

I guess the glass is always half empty

Not always, sometimes the glass is twice as large as it needs to be!

Stagflationary Mark said...


Is that some kind of conspiracy?

Sears actually convinced a customer to put their daughter in the box. Just think if the customer shipped the tools back to Sears with her still in it.

Yes, sir. Conspiracy. Couldn't have said it better myself. They're cleatly conspiring to steal all of America's daughters!

Get gelp, really.

For obvious reasons, I'm desperately trying to get help before Sears ships out boxes the size of school buses!! Hahaha!

Stagflationary Mark said...


That is too funny! Hahaha!