- Have CRC gone loopy–excess excess packaging
Yes, I’ve noticed this alot recently too. You used to get tires delivered wrapped up in a black plastic bin liner type thing. However, I got some tires two weeks ago, received them in a carboard box size horse box box enveloped. I had to open them in the street because the box wouldnt fit through my door/letterboxPosted 7 years agostevemtbMember
Same for me. Ordered something that wasn’t fragile and would’ve fitted in a standard envelope. Was a bit miffed when I had to go to the post office to pick up a shoe box size box that wouldn’t fit through my letter box. Forgot to complain about that one.
Looking forward to see what size box my forks come in, something to look forward to!Posted 7 years agobusydogMember
I too get sjipped items in boxes that are mostly filled with air, using many times the cardboard needed. Another irritant is the items that come in the thick, heat sealed plastic that could stop a 30mm armor-piercing round–finally bought a battery powered cutter from Black & Decker that makes short work of getting them opened upPosted 7 years agodogloverMember
Yeah coming a pain to have to keep visiting the delivery office for something so small (plus for someone reason Southampton Shirley seem to mislay them easily ??), think I’ll have to start paying a few extra quid and support the lbs.
Guess from a shipping/storage/transit point of view it’s easier to have several hundred boxes that stack and can fork lift easily etc… than several thousand odd shaped jiffy parcels…Posted 7 years ago
I fully agree about a single box and limited selection helping CRC packesr but in days when supermarkets are limiting isue of free bags CRC policy is going the wrong wayn environmentally 🙁 Many cycle products, eg lubes and oils spring to mind, use selling point ofPosted 7 years ago
environmentally friendlyso CRC should be looking to what they do themselves IMOiaincSubscriber
dirtyrider – Member
1 contained 2 tyre levers
just buy them from a LBS
same goes for 99% of the small items in this thread
Why ? I order them from the comfort of my desk at work, I pay less for them than at the LBS, they get delivered to my house (ok, left round teh back as they boxes won’t go though the letter box 😈 ).. So I save money and time and still get my stuff within a few days.
I do regularly use my LBS and support them by doing so, but for small ticket items online is more convenient and cheaper.Posted 7 years ago
Has anyone pointed this out to CRC ; YES YES YES, here`s their response and I will update on this:
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so there we go, I await a human (oid) response with anticipation, maybe I`ll get a free A4 cardboard box 🙁 🙁Posted 7 years agobassspineMember
I suggest the reason is the carriers. They’ll have a set charge for a given volume of box, and they’ll definitely lose anything smaller than the minimum size. It’ll cost the same for that size box if it’s filled with helium or solid neutrinium.
CRC will have negotiated a set rate and standard boxes keep it cheap.
(I fully agree that it’s environmentally stupid, but economics rules over ecology)Posted 7 years ago
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