“Sustainably shipped”

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by RustfeatherBass, Jul 4, 2022.

  1. Will be delivered by a person on a horse

  2. Will be floated to me via a river, assuming i live downstream

  3. Packaging is edible

  4. Mage portal

  5. will arrive wrapped in leaves

  6. same as regular shipping, but we’ll feel better about it

  7. Toxic chemicals will definitely be involved

  8. Will include a carrot

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  1. What does it mean?
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  2. Beej


    Feb 10, 2007
    Vancouver Island
    I presume it means they think I'm stupid. :smug:
  3. LBS-bass


    Nov 22, 2017
    Probably just using recycled or recylable packing materials.
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  4. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    It's kinda like "non-conflict" coffee.
  5. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Sustainably shipped = you riding your human powered bike thousands of miles, to return the box back to them... chop, chop, times a'wasting.
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  6. this is what I pictured :roflmao:
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  7. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Remember, this is you riding miles and miles, not me... if we were in Italy, I'd make your bunk...

    ... or something like that.
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  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    There are tons of jokes that come to mind. But this is likely it.
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  9. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
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  10. well, if i had to do this for every amazon purchase, I’d be in a lot better shape than I am now. Definitely some potential here:)
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  11. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    It will never actually be delivered, just float around the world forever.
  12. :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
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  13. BrentD


    Jun 7, 2008
    Vegan pulling a rickshaw ftw!
  14. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Columbia, MD Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Could mean many things, but most likely just a nice way of saying that it is shipped the cheapest way possible.
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  15. No endangered animals were harmed due to shipping your bass.
  16. 10/10 would pay extra for that :)
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  17. Esteban Garcia

    Esteban Garcia bassist, arranger, aelurophile Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2018
    Portland, OR
    Why isn't "hipster with a cargo bike" an option
  18. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX

    There's FSC certified packaging which loosely means the material (only) is procured from sources who are investing in renewable or rapidly renewable growth.
    There's sustainable which can mean different things depending on the context. If the truck uses diesel but the trucking company offsets their carbon footprint by either generating distributed energy for their office space or paying a small premium to their other utility to support aggregated solar or wind generation that legally counts.
    If I had to bet, I'd bet it refers to the packing material. Corrugated packaging can be easily made using recycled materials, bamboo or hemp or other natural fibers that grow quickly enough to qualify as rapidly renewable, or it could mean they just dump the box full of starch based compostable packing foam.

    I'm not in the packaging industry but I do sometimes deal with logistics for LEED and GBI projects so I have to be able to accept these terms. If you get it and tell me the labels on the box or invoice I can tell you what they really mean.

    And also the reality is they might just want you to feel good that 1% of their electric bill helps fund biofuel research. It really can mean a lot of different things.
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  19. J Wilson

    J Wilson

    Apr 22, 2022
    An Undisclosed Location
    Your Squier is shipped from Indonesia on this . . .

    . . . . instead of this . . . .

    . . . . and will be unloaded by these guys

    . . . and finally, what can Brown Do for You?[​IMG]

    I gotta tell you though, the tracking ain't all that . . . .
  20. that explains where that squier P went! :)

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