Thursday, November 30, 2006

Road rage meet Wrap rage...

I can't say I disagree with the frustration expressed in this Washington Post article. It is very difficult to open packaging and there is nothing more frustrating than giving a child a gift and discovering it doesn't work. We have personally resorted to opening most of these "beyond shoplift proof" items and then wrapping them in a box already opened. That way we can make sure if it is an item that needs a battery or is electrically powered that it works. Despite the claims:

Manufacturers say molded packaging protects goods on the long journey from Asia.

It may have worked in Asia but it doesn't always work after be opened under the Christmas tree...

I have to add this comment from the article:

On Amazon.com, one reviewer of the remote-controlled Roboreptile by Wow Wee singled out the toy's solitary confinement: "Getting him out of the box was a major pain. Apparently they're concerned about packs of them escaping and running amok devouring Barbies in the stores at night or something."

:-)

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

Lisa,

Yeah, the packaging can be annoying and it's always good to tes before wrapping, but it is almost always a good idea to take the batteries out before wrapping, to avoid any "accidental set-offs."