Some of the books that the kids ask for are out of print, so I do business with the used book stores online. But, the majority of what is wanted are new books, so Barnes & Noble gets a good chunk of money out of us every year. And because I had a number of per cent off coupons to use, I wound up placing three separate orders to finish up my B&N shopping. Yesterday I got a little more than 1/3 of the books I ordered.
These books were sent in three separate boxes--but they were NOT from three separate orders:
Now, to fully appreciate how absolutely ridiculous the difference in the packaging and the contents is, here is a picture of the two side-by-side:
Until these companies can figure out a way to use less shipping material, I don't want to hear another word about how we should do everything to be 'green.' MY little amount of wastefulness is a drop in the bucket compared to what I'm seeing from the companies I deal with on a regular basis.