Why does Costco carry DVD movies in those horrible cardboard boxes?

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  1. TonyTone

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    Anyone know why this packaging abomination still even exists? I find it odd that Costco (and perhaps some other retail outlets?) still carry DVDs (and audio CDs, for that matter) that are packaged in those tall cardboard boxes, when just about every other mainstream store from BB to Tower Records carries them as-is (no additional packaging)...
     
  2. Paul Linfesty

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    It's due to the huge volume that Costco does, its impractical to use the normal electronic security alert systems at the doors. Those oversized packages are custom made for Costco (and possibly others) so they make it less easy to shoplift. At least this is the Official reason.
     
  3. David Lambert

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    Paul has it right.
     
  4. Dennis Nicholls

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    Hey at least they are much better than those bullet-proof plastic overcoats. I always cut myself opening those things.
     
  5. TonyTone

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    Makes sense, but...
     
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  7. David Lambert

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    The cardboard cases, in a nutshell, keep the casual shoplifter from sticking the item in his pants easily. It's that simple. [​IMG]
     
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    Actually I kinda like them, I got my Pearl Harbor Director's Cut there and it came in a cool box with artwork on the front and features description on back.
     
  10. chris larralde

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    My friend is a Costco manager and he says their is a LOT of DVD theft. I'm sure the bulk is to make stealing more difficult.
     

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