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Posted: 10/06/20 10:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve too much time on my hands since retirement. I’m supposed to “Stop & Smell the Roses” but I’ve begun to notice things.
There are two products(I’m sure you have noticed more) that show genius in marketing.

1. KITKAT Candy Bar. With their continuous covered wafers they can be cut to any size by only changing the settings on their cutting machines. Brilliant!

2. Cheerios (and the like). Those little O’s have enough volume to fill up the box or bowl like any other cereal, but without having the overhead of material to fill the centers. Splendid!

The idle thoughts of an idle fellow. Have you noticed any of these cost saving items?

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CONTENTS MAY SETTLE DURING SHIPMENT
(Definition) "We're too cheap to buy a vibration platform and secondary refilling machine"

BIG CANDY BAR. Stiff cardboard backing is twice the size of the product

AMAZONDOTCOM. Massive box for tiny contents. Waste of box size and shipper's carrying capacity.

Porch Thieves: Leave a box of dog poop and dirt on your front porch. Use an absurdly oversized Amazon box. Gets rid of the box too

Crowe

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Posted: 10/06/20 03:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MANY products on the shelves are using the same packaging but reducing contents. My stick cheese wrapper is now almost 1/2 too long. We are all being scammed.

My favorite though: I eat wheat crackers and the brand I buy changed their packaging to state "plant based". Isn't wheat a plant????


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be Douglas Adams

RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

CONTENTS MAY SETTLE DURING SHIPMENT
(Definition) "We're too cheap to buy a vibration platform and secondary refilling machine"

BIG CANDY BAR. Stiff cardboard backing is twice the size of the product

AMAZONDOTCOM. Massive box for tiny contents. Waste of box size and shipper's carrying capacity.

Porch Thieves: Leave a box of dog poop and dirt on your front porch. Use an absurdly oversized Amazon box. Gets rid of the box too


Hahahaha, have to borrow some neighbours dog poop and set up the spy cam.

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The goal of all food processors is to sell you as much air and water as possible. Example, ice cream is sold by volume, so whip that stuff to a froth. Look on the label when you buy a ham. Note where it says “water added.” I worked with the chemist responsible for inventing the precise salt combination needed so they could inject that water and not just have it run right back out. Think about it. What ingredients are cheaper than air and water?





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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

Porch Thieves: Leave a box of dog poop and dirt on your front porch. Use an absurdly oversized Amazon box. Gets rid of the box too


I won’t say how I know, but I can say with absolute authority that a spool of very fine bare wire, a large Amazon box, an electric fence module and a motion sensitive doorbell camera will provide hours of entertainment.

BTW, Pavlov would have stumped by Porch Pirates, they just do NOT learn.

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There a some you tube videos of a guy that wired a cellphone and glitter bombs in the boxes. He got about a dozen porch pirates.


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Posted: 10/15/20 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fisherman wrote:

MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

CONTENTS MAY SETTLE DURING SHIPMENT
(Definition) "We're too cheap to buy a vibration platform and secondary refilling machine"

BIG CANDY BAR. Stiff cardboard backing is twice the size of the product

AMAZONDOTCOM. Massive box for tiny contents. Waste of box size and shipper's carrying capacity.

Porch Thieves: Leave a box of dog poop and dirt on your front porch. Use an absurdly oversized Amazon box. Gets rid of the box too


Hahahaha, have to borrow some neighbours dog poop and set up the spy cam.

Why would you even waste your time for such nonsense?[emoticon]

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Can never ever understand people........ we lived in a rural area on paved road. We had an old bicycle to give away. We put it out by the road by our mail box. We were working in the yard and a man and couple boys stopped to get it. We watched them stop and load it. They kept looking around quickly and acted like they were doing something wrong. We had a FREE sign on it. They never said anything or thank you to us. But that is ok we were happy to get rid of it and to someone who could use it.


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I sat an old lawn mower on the curb with a free sign on it. Sat for two days, no takers. Changed the sign to $20 and someone knocked on the door and offered $10. SOLD:

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