Amazon customer stunned as sprayer arrives with 25ft of packaging

‘I can’t even get it in the wheelie bin’: Amazon customer is stunned when the £5.75 weed killer sprayer he ordered arrives in a vast box with more than 25ft of packaging

  • Neil Brierley, 52, was shocked to discover more than 25 feet of paper packaging
  • He had ordered a 30oz replacement weed killer sprayer from the retail giant
  • ‘I was staggered to see the size of the box and the amount of packing. Amazon need to get a grip of this problem’ he told MailOnline

A frustrated Amazon customer has shared images of excess packaging after a weed killer sprayer he ordered arrived with 25 feet of packaging.    

Neil Brierley, 52, self-employed Engineer, from Warrington, Cheshire, was surprised to find nearly more than 25 feet of wrapping paper in the box containing a replacement lance for his weed killer sprayer which he believes weighs about 30oz. 

‘I ordered an item from Amazon that was only £5.75 including delivery’ he told MailOnline.

‘I was staggered to see the size of the box and the amount of packing. 

‘Amazon need to get a grip of this problem.

‘The box is so big I can’t even get it in the wheelie bin,’ he added. 

Amazon say they are looking into the issue, but it’s not the first time the retail giant has been in hot water over it’s excessive packaging.


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Just last week, a customer was left baffled after they ordered eight clipboards and they arrived in eight separate boxes.  

Bruce Dougal, 40,  piled up his boxes and packing paper in his hallway – that came several feet into the air.

A baffled Mr Dougal, from Driffield, East Yorkshire, placed a neat stack of the £2.09 clipboards nearby to show how they would have fitted in a large shoebox.

Neil Brierley poses with the oversized Amazon package

The weed killing spray: The item he ordered was only around 30oz

‘I couldn’t even fit it in my wheelie bin!’: Neil said the retail giant need to ‘get a grip on the problem’

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