Markets in everything, Xmas edition

by on December 16, 2008 at 7:55 am in Economics | Permalink

Company offers to wrap your Christmas purchases just as badly as you could do it yourself

So says Kat, my source on this story.  It’s called "Crapwrap": is paying 20 of its male forklift truck drivers and
warehouse assistants to wrap presents as quickly as possible, using
ugly brown duct tape and very little care.

And the $9 service, cheekily called CrapWrap, has attracted more than 500 customers since it launched last week.

This way she’ll think you did it. 

…Parcels can even be dispatched in brown paper with a shoddily-tied pink ribbon.

Kevin Smith, 29, is proud to be the worst wrapper at the company’s London warehouse.

He said: "I am rubbish. We’re not given any instructions. I’m just
asked to make a hash of it using lots of brown tape and making sure
there are rips and untidy folds.

"It’s nice to get away from the normal work: cleaning, packing and moving stuff around. Wrapping is a good distraction."

1 Speedmaster December 16, 2008 at 8:33 am

LOL, brilliant! 😉

2 Nick December 16, 2008 at 9:23 am

That is truly excellent.

3 Justin December 16, 2008 at 10:56 pm

There ought to be a government intervention to create more jobs such as these where skills are de-valued. (kidding.)

4 mikesdak December 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm

I can imagine expanding this to personal shopping. You could
send someone with similar questionable taste to buy gifts.

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