12 Incredibly Stupid Ways Companies Package Products


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Have you ever wanted to buy a product, but thought twice because of its horrible packaging?It could be a plastic shell that not even sharp scissors will open. Or an individually wrapped food product that makes you wonder if the company hates the environment. Sometimes, it just looks plain stupid.

In the worst cases, bad packaging can even be dangerous. One consumer actually stabbed himself trying to get a pair of headphones out of its plastic container!

Individually packaged bananas...need we say more?

A package opener encased in impossible-to-open plastic. Smart.

A Consumerist reader accidentally stabbed himself in the stomach trying to get these Sony headphones out of their stubborn plastic packaging.

One consumer broke his scissors on an Xbox charger's tightly-sealed plastic shell.

Is this huge box really necessary for five small packages of Doritos?

Not only does Zyrtec separately package each pill, they also lock them in a dungeon of plastic.

Individually wrapped roses from a market in Hong Kong take all the romance out of buying someone flowers.

Microsoft defines overpackaging by putting a plastic box in a plastic box in plastic box.

San Disk puts three tiny flash drives in unnecessarily large packaging.

Is a doorstep sandwich box really necessary? Can't they just sit side-by-side?

Like Kraft Singles, but with slices of peanut butter. Are people really too lazy to use a knife and jar?

One consumer lost his scissors and bought this pair from Staples. Turns out, he needed scissors to open the packaging.

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