Talk about wastage!

January 6, 2012 at 7:28 am 11 comments

When I received this by courier yesterday I assumed it was a calendar or a diary or perhaps a box of chocolates.

Imagine my surprise when I opened the box and found this! 
Yes it was a teeny weeny credit card! What a waste! The card could easily have been sent in an envelope as credit cards usually are, couldn’t it? Or does it make the recipient feel much more important if it is sent in a huge velvet-lined box? Banks can be so very wasteful!

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  • 1. Touseef Ikram  |  January 6, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Well, to me it is all about being different and making recipient feel important.

    PS: I would suggest removing the card or at least masking your number.

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  • 2. Jehan  |  January 6, 2012 at 10:20 am

    Thanks a lot. Didn’t realize it was legible. Have taken care of it.🙂

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  • 3. Irfan  |  January 6, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Unmasked card image is still there and anyone can guess its name. Please delete it🙂

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  • 4. Fawzia Salahuddin  |  January 6, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I understand them wanting to make the customer (you) feel social but maybe this can be a choice. Maybe you can write to their customer service or even call them (since the calls are recorded) and suggest to have an option clicked for the customer that the customer wants ‘to avoid wastage’ or ‘Go Green’.

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  • 5. Fawzia Salahuddin  |  January 6, 2012 at 10:32 am

    sorry it was ‘special’ not ‘ social’.

    I understand them wanting to make the customer (you) feel special but maybe this can be a choice. Maybe you can write to their customer service or even call them (since the calls are recorded) and suggest to have an option clicked for the customer that the customer wants ‘to avoid wastage’ or ‘Go Green’.

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  • 6. Muhammad Shafique Malik  |  January 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Totally agree with you madam, it’s wastage. In UK, all types of cards sent to customers in a simple envelope with a welcome letter. No matter which type of customer you are🙂

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  • 8. farhan  |  January 7, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    It’s not the bank’s fault. If they’d sent something in a small box, most of the people would say “Oh, why did such a big bank send this in such a small box?”. Since banks of their standard don’t want to take the chances, they probably feel more comfortable in packing small items in very elaborate packing.

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  • 9. adeelijaz49  |  January 25, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    You are right, it is a wastage of money and i agree with fawzia, that you should write to them what you feel about it.

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  • 10. Agnes  |  February 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Yes what utter waster. They should all take inspiration from this woman – Bea Johnson of thezerowastehome.com. who has worked wonders in bringing about a zero waste lifestyle for herself and her family…
    …Excess waste is soooooo yesterday! Get with it all you marketing people out there…

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  • 11. moiz615  |  February 19, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    You should shift to MCB😛 they usually throw credit card in an envelop😛

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