This past weekend while we were in the USA I purchased a new ‘mouse’ for my laptop..
..a pretty red one to match…it was suppose to be an easy installation process..after all how hard can it be to install a wireless mouse..
Needless to say this ‘American Mouse’ is going back to where it came from..albeit it was made in China and purchased at Walmart..need I say more..
It cannot be returned to our Walmart here in Canada because they don’t sell them here..so this little ‘red mouse’ will be going on a road trip, yet again..
It doesn’t really matter what the issue was with the ‘mouse’…..the thing that bugs me is the ‘packaging’..
you all know the kind..those difficult to open, sealed tighter than a drum packages..
..have you ever tried to open one of them, without really damaging the packaging, just in case it has to be returned?
(note that the ‘little red mouse’ is ready for it’s journey back to the land of red white and blue)
..I googled ‘clam shell packaging’ or ‘blister packaging’ and read that companies use this type of containment of their products to prevent shoplifting, to protect their products and they are strong and lightweight..
But can someone tell my why they are so difficult to open?..injuries have been known to happen when dealing with these types of packages..
So after my issue with our Canadian Walmart..I headed to Costco, in search of the ever elusive ‘red mouse’..
Voila..they have one..and for only $19.99
new packaging issue though..
Costco uses two pieces of cardboard glued together with the plastic bubble in the middle type..
…just as difficult to open as the ‘clamshell type’..as far as I am concerned..
..I know there is a ‘tool’ out that will make this process easier..
..so I am heading out on hunt to find it… I wonder how it is ‘packaged’?..and will I need a ‘tool to open the tool?’