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Naturally, this wouldn't be a proper packaging outrage exposé without a couple of contributions from Amazon: the company which, despite its name, seems intent on seeing the rainforest felled in the service of ecommerce. Thanks to Hamish for a lovely snap of his shiny new Flash memory card:

Amazon overdoes the packaging for a Flash memory card

And there's more from Amazon...

One 58mm photo filter in very large box, courtesy of Amazon

Adam explains: "The only thing in the box was that small lens filter and the invoice, but my favourite part is the 'I'M UPSIDE DOWN'... on both top and bottom.

Hmmmm. Next up, we have James and his "single 500gb 2.5" SATA laptop hard drive" (arrowed, in case you miss it):

Two very large boxes containing one small drive

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