Newark really need to get a handle on their packaging.
I’d ordered a bluetooth adapter for my multimeter. It needs a little doohickey to attach to my meter, which Newark sent out by separate cover. This is how it turned up:
See the little orange thing on top? That’s the part. It’s 70Ã—40Ã—15 mm, and made in Malaysia. It was packed bubble wrap in a sturdy little cardboard box (163Ã—73Ã—43 mm, or 12Ã— the volume of the part). That box was then packed in a very solid box (originally shipped from Penang to Gaffney, SC) measuringÂ 200Ã—200Ã—170 mm; that’s 162x the part’s volume. Finally, that box was inside a third box of 330Ã—245Ã—220 mm, or 424Ã— little doohickeys.
Thing is, the little doohickey is a tough injection moulded polymer part. It could probably be dropped in a padded envelope and survive any mail journey.
We’re going to die out for sure.
I think Newark is living in some kind of absurdist paralell universe :). This is what I got in the mail today: