It was disturbing and funny at the same time to receive the package for the card. While i understand, really i do, the need to secure this item from theft. I am astounded by the over abundance of packaging materials used for a small strip of numbers. The Microsoft packaging is way overboard, Amazon's addition to that is a little worse.
i made the choice to order this particular item from Amazon, i will never do so again. i felt like the money i saved was not enough to cover the guilt of the excess.
i am not complaining about Amazon in general. Just in this case, and this is also shared with Microsoft and their effort. Generally Amazon is responsible with packaging materials used to protect the items I have ordered. It was only this one particular case that left me void of the excitement to receive a package. This was a few weeks ago. i am still feeling guilty for the waste.
Don't order this item from Amazon, get it from a store to avoid the massive foot print that is left by the packaging. There must be a better way.
There has to be a better way.