Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/07/23/enormouse/

HP packaging madness continues apace

Stand aside, the Enormouse cometh

By Sarah Bee

Posted in Bootnotes, 23rd July 2008 10:02 GMT

It appears techno-wastrel HP has been shamed not a jot by our previous report on its profligate packing practices - another sorry tale of conspicuous cardboard consumption has reached El Reg today.

"I wanted to share the attached picture of a package we received a while ago from HP," says Reg reader Mike Cresswell.

HP's latest packaging monstrosity

"As you can see, it had been shipped on a wooden pallet, no doubt to support the immense weight involved. We tore back the black plastic so that the awesome size of the package on the pallet could be seen.

"When we finally finished taking pictures and falling around laughing we found the package contained one vanilla flavour PS2 mouse. We could only think that it was a much fatter mouse when it was shipped but had lost a lot of weight due to the amount of time it took to arrive."

Can you top that? Send us your preposterous packaging pics. The most spectacular example of flagrant cardboard-overload wins 5000 rolls of packing tape. ®