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August 1, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Computer mouse box

BoxColin Murtaugh writes in:

At work the other day we received a computer mouse which came in the box pictured above.

We'd like to start using the mouse, but we can't break the seal, which reads, "Do not break seal prior to usage"!



just cut around it, thus, not breaking it ^.^

Posted by: arandomhobo at August 1, 2006 01:05 AM

Maybe they just don't want the mouse going stale?

Posted by: fluffy at August 1, 2006 01:08 AM

Refrigerate after opening.

Posted by: KarmaBaby at August 1, 2006 02:17 AM

Come on, this is easily solvable. Just rip it open with a knife from the other end, start using the mouse, THEN break the seal.

Posted by: Alcas at August 1, 2006 07:24 AM

It means unless you're going to use the equipment it's better off in a sealed box. Pretty funny way of wording it though. Funny as in Ha Ha funny. Thanks for the giggle Mark.

Posted by: lefty-chef at August 1, 2006 09:30 AM

Perhaps it's just a test to see how many people don't read the dire warnings that are prevalent on all packaging.

Posted by: Peter Cooper Jr. at August 1, 2006 10:19 AM

I seem to remember Apple being famous once (during the Apple II era) for having an instruction manual that stated (approximately):

1. Open the box.

2. Remove the packing styrofoam.

3. On top of the product you will find an envelope. Open it.

4. Inside the envelope you will find this manual.

Posted by: Erich at August 1, 2006 11:12 AM

ya nobody likes a stale mouse lol

Posted by: arandomhobo at August 1, 2006 03:59 PM

If this were posted in the "Just for fun" section, then I wouldn't have bothered saying anything, as I too laughed at it, understanding the real meaning. But it isn't in that section. Is it really broken? I'd say not really, its kind of silly wording, but so is the whole "don't remove this tag" on mattresses thing.

Posted by: Memnon at August 1, 2006 05:04 PM

Nice packaging. What they meant to say was "Do not break seal until you are ready to use the contents".

Or some such...

Posted by: David at August 1, 2006 05:12 PM

haha. not broken as said before. but still pretty funny.

Posted by: bonsushi at August 1, 2006 06:00 PM

What it is doing is enabling use only to people with telekinesis.J/K.

Seriously, That is broken.

Posted by: wafflecannon at August 1, 2006 08:57 PM

Some game stores will sell used games here with a 'Returnable within 15 days if sealed' sticker on a jewel case... all you had to do was to pop the hinges off to get the disk out without breaking the seal

Posted by: Thunder_gryphoN at August 2, 2006 10:59 AM

Maybe it means another seal.

Posted by: Sean at August 3, 2006 07:53 PM

It means don't open the box (aka 'break the seal') before you're going to use it. A little useless, because it doesn't really serve any purpose. What's with the big 'Q' anyway?

Posted by: Trent Chernecki at August 4, 2006 04:08 AM

Maybe the 'Q' is used in the printing or packing process.

They don't want the mouse to even catch 0.1 mg of dust before you begin to use it. Or because the box is weatherproof and most people (not me) open their packages in the rain.

Posted by: Sean at August 4, 2006 07:29 AM

Or maybe because the mouse will die after being exposed to fresh air and no electricity for a long time. (Don't laugh. It's just a guess.)

Posted by: Sean at August 4, 2006 07:32 AM

Perhaps it's an odd warning to people who are placing seals on boxes? Perhaps it refers to the seal's usage. Only theory I could come up with.

Posted by: C.T. at October 6, 2006 05:14 PM

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