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Old Mar 16th 2017, 12:14 am
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Originally Posted by Stinkypup
...This is how they arrived... quite why they needed a large box and protective brown paper packaging...
I'm sure they make a profit on the postage and packing as well as the item so I'm guessing it's related to a mark-up on those costs. Profit margin on bigger package is bigger than a smaller one.

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Box A costs them 50c and $2 to Canada Post/courier plus whatever wage cost of packing it. $6 charge to customer. Profit $3.50 minus wage.

Box B costs 70c and $4 to Canada Post/courier as oversize. Double the postal costs are passed on to customer in the form of double postage/packing, so $12. Profit $7.30 minus same wage cost.

I may have exaggerated the figures but even if it's only an extra 10c per item that must mount up for Amazon.

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Old Mar 16th 2017, 12:44 am
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They also presumably put everything on pallets to dispatch it. So it you had a hundred different types of boxes to stack on a pallet it would be like a 3D puzzle at Amazon every day
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Old Mar 16th 2017, 1:35 am
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I've never had a bottle break in my luggage, and I pack them in heavy wool work socks.

I like this! https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.8a5be96c86bb

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I suppose being told to 'go away' multiple times a day for two years leaves you with some pent-up hostility...
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I've just read that St Patrick's Day is a stat holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador! Very civilised.
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Old Mar 17th 2017, 5:25 am
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Originally Posted by caretaker
I've just read that St Patrick's Day is a stat holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador! Very civilised.
If they wanted to be really civilized, they'd split the holiday - the afternoon of the 17th, and the morning of the 18th!
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I've just arrived in Edmonton...any recommendations of things to see/do?
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Originally Posted by beckiwoo
I've just arrived in Edmonton...any recommendations of things to see/do?
Calgary is only 3 hours drive away
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Glow in the dark mini golf I think its in their big shopping centre.
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Originally Posted by Almost Canadian
Calgary is only 3 hours drive away
Funnily enough that's where I am now. Off to Banff in the morning but back in Edmonton on Sunday
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My sisters step daughter had a baby today, guess they are grand parents now.
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On Monday 20th the Forces Sweetheart, Dame Vera Lynn, turns 100 years of age. Her singing/songs helped/inspired so many Brits to get through the darkest days of WWll. Supposedly her image will be shown on the White Cliffs of Dover on Monday. A true British treasure.
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Originally Posted by caretaker
I've just read that St Patrick's Day is a stat holiday in Newfoundland and Labrador! Very civilised.
You read incorrectly. It's not.
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Originally Posted by Atlantic Xpat
You read incorrectly. It's not.
Oh well. I took the day off.
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Wow. Anne of Green Gables. 15 minutes in, and I am envying those of you in the East. Any BEers on PEI?
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