As many people know, the Nintendo Wii box is pretty small, as it measures 37.5 x 10.5 x 24.5 cm (that's approximately 15 x 4.5 x 10 inches for those that don't understand metric).
The packaging that Best Buy used to ship the product to me was a box that was 63 x 43 x 32 cm (approx. 25 x 17 x 13 in) along with a lot of packing paper.
Was it really necessary to ship this product in such a ridiculously large box? Surely Best Buy has smaller, more appropriately sized boxes in which to ship orders. Such a large box would be more difficult and therefore more expensive for Best Buy to ship via Canada Post. Why couldn't they just put 5 Nintendo Wii systems in the box for me? They could have, as demonstrated by my quick and dirty Photoshop job.
Best Buy's shipping rate for this Nintendo Wii was $12.99. Perhaps Best Buy thought they were giving me additional value for my money. At this point, I think I would rather send them a bill for making me go through having to properly dispose of this waste.
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