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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I have spent the last 15 minutes struggling to get something out of that stupid clamshell packaging - you know the hard sealed plastic that doesn't open easily. I have almost sliced my fingers and come close to damaging the product inside.

I know their excuses for using the packaging, cost, theft prevention, etc. But the real reason they use is them because
THEY HATE US
.

End of rant, thank you. Now I still have to get the darn thing out.
post #2 of 16
I know the feeling, Jana! They are absolutely impossible to get into! Makes you wonder what they would do if you managed to damage the product and ask them for a replacement!
post #3 of 16
I agree! I hate that kind of packaging. Is it really cheaper? I don't think it would be. I just like my regular platicon the front card board on the pack.
post #4 of 16
I hate using it. I sliced my finger open on Christmas Eve one year trying to open it with a pocket knife...why I didn't just use scissors, I don't know I also hate it because you have to destroy the package, so if you have to return it, you feel stupid "Here I completely demolished this and I want to return it"...
post #5 of 16
Using scissors in my house isn't great either. I can never seem to find them when I need them. They disappear into the garage never to return again.
post #6 of 16
They are a pain in the butt.......hate them !!

BTW - anything interesting in the packet that you need to tell us about
post #7 of 16
Oh i had that sort of packaging on one of the Airwick air fresheners, and it took longer to get it open than what it took to buy the thing!!
post #8 of 16
Two words: Utility Knife.

Since I got one of my own, I no longer have trouble opening up those horrible plastic packages. No more struggling, no more nasty cuts from sharp plastic, just a quick zip, zip, zip with the razor blade edge, and I'm IN!

I just love tools...
post #9 of 16
I'm with you on that one... I hate the hard plastic kind that cuts your fingers when you attempt to pry it back.
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mooficat View Post
They are a pain in the butt.......hate them !!

BTW - anything interesting in the packet that you need to tell us about
I just had to replace my Palm Pilot. Nothing exciting. I was really worried about slipping and scratching the screen though.

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Originally Posted by ReesesPBC View Post
I hate using it. I sliced my finger open on Christmas Eve one year trying to open it with a pocket knife...why I didn't just use scissors, I don't know I also hate it because you have to destroy the package, so if you have to return it, you feel stupid "Here I completely demolished this and I want to return it"...
Scissors don't work much better. And I agree about the embarrassment factor.
post #11 of 16
I wonder if those power scissors or whatever they are would work on those? did anyone see those commercials? I think Black & Decker makes them
post #12 of 16
I saw those commercials around christmas time for the cutting of wrapping paper. Its a good idea but I don't know if the are strong enough or sharp enough for that tough plastic.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I wonder if those power scissors or whatever they are would work on those? did anyone see those commercials? I think Black & Decker makes them
You mean and Angle Grinder?
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by Sar View Post
You mean and Angle Grinder?
maybe not, but i'm sure that would work too!!
post #15 of 16
It would probably cut the packaging like a hot knife through butter as they can get through solid safes with ease!
post #16 of 16
I can never get those stupid things open. I think your right they do hate us!
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