Ever wondered why shipping charges are sometimes so inordinately high? Check out how this lone photographic battery charger was packed for delivery.
I’d guess the shipping charges on that package were several times the value of its contents! Still, I think the person posting the video clip was wrong to blame DHL (the delivery service). They would simply have delivered the package as it was received by them. In this case, the shipper’s to blame.
Of course, when “standard shipping charges” are used, that’s also an opportunity for canny sellers to make a dollar. There are any number of used book vendors on Amazon.com who charge a mere 1c for a used book, plus Amazon’s minimum $3.99 standard shipping charge. They send it via the Post Office for somewhere between $2 and $3, and keep the difference as their profit. I don’t mind that – if they can make a living while delivering a book to me at low cost, who am I to complain? But I don’t think that covers the extraordinary packaging above . . .