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CrapWrap

A woman can usually tell if her husband, boyfriend, or son wrapped a Christmas gift himself or had the store do it. Not anymore! A British shop will specially wrap a gift badly, so it appears the buyer attempted to give it the personal touch.
Firebox.com 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.

Whether it's a book, DVD or something trickier such as a kitchen utensil, the team guarantees to make a mess of it.

I still don't know any man who would pay $9 rather than having the pros (or Mom) wrap a gift for him. http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,24801456-5014239,00.html -Thanks, Bill!

Who says men wrap like crap? My brother, father and husband all wrap presents very well.
Now husbands mother, aunt and sister, along with my sis-in-law all wrap presents like crap though
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That's hilarious. But, most guys won't pay for something if they think they can do the same job. And wrapping a present hastily isn't worth $9. If I'm going to pay for it, it'll be to have it done better than I could.

This service seems like it would get more business from people who normally wrap well and want to pull some misdirection.
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"still don’t know any man who would pay $9 rather than having the pros (or Mom) wrap a gift for him"

um.. don't you answer that in the opening sentence? So that it doesn't look like they had a 'pro' wrap it for them. Or because it's more fun that way!
Besides, it costs the same to have it done properly, so it makes no financial difference: just over $6 USD.
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When I was in middle school, my dad would pay me $10 to wrap my mom's gifts for him. I did a terrible job, but hey, at that age, $10 ain't bad.
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Who cares if a gift is wrapped badly, really? I know I don't. I just appreciate that someone took the time to think of me and get a gift at all.

Either way, if you are going to pay someone to wrap it badly, you are better off doing it yourself anyway.
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I don't have to worry about my crappy wrapping job. I just hand everything over to my husband, who can wrap darn near anything in existence. Gotta love marrying an engineer type... LOL

--TwoDragons
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i'm famous in my family for the worst wrapping jobs ever. in the past years, i've gotten better but one of the most remembered was when i put the present in a paper grocery bag and then stappled it shut. when visiting my parents, i'm still not allowed to fold laundry since i'm so terrible at it
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