I like the boxes. They bring the pens to me intact. A few I keep, if I think I am likely to sell the pen. Forty years ago I threw away every bit of packaging that came with pens. Now I save the boxes. My heirs will thus have more to do discarding them. I think the high prices of pens are a ripoff anyway, so let the companies spend something on packaging. They are going to rip you off anyway, so why not let them spend some profit on packaging that gives them a big idea of themselves and makes a lot of people think they are profligately wasteful.
Product of the Department of Redundancy Department.