Suggestions on How to Cut Tags from Card Wallet

At the risk of being flamed (because this is an extremely trivial and first world problem) wanted to ask for people's advice on this.

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I received a card wallet as a gift recently, and when I went to transfer everything over, I found I could barely fit anything into the middle section because of the incredible amount of tags inside (see photo). Is this commonplace? I mean there are around 10 tags on the bottom pile that combine to the same thickness (or more) than one credit card?!

One, you can barely read any of them due to the location so what's the point, and two, how TF am I meant to cut them off properly without damaging the wallet?! The scissors barely fit in there, I'm pretty confident there will still be a bit of tags sticking out near the seam because I won't be able to get to it…

Are you even meant to remove the tags? I hate doing it from clothing, because it contains care instructions, but no idea what these tags say…I suspect the same useless info in multiple languages…

https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/190487/89652/20210618_...

I am contemplating returning it just out of principle 😂

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TIA, happy weekend all!

DJK

Update: https://files.ozbargain.com.au/upload/190487/89656/photogrid...

Poll Options

  • 19
    Just cut it off with scissors as best as possible and live with the bits left
  • 4
    Return it
  • 1
    Other (Please specify)
  • 28
    Can't believe I wasted x minutes of my life reading this forum post

Comments

  • -1 vote

    I would just rip them out and hope for the best

    • +1 vote

      I feel like that would rip the whole side seam apart I the process…

  •  

    Let me guess, Tommy Hilfiger Wallet?
    I just used an old credit card as a base and used a knife to slice the tag.

    •  

      Yep, TH.

      Thanks, but how do you get the knife inside and right up to the seam in the first place? I feel like I need a neurosurgeon's scalpel or something.

      • +1 vote

        I used an X-ACTO Knife. Not a clean cut as there is still 5mm of protrusion

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          That's close to a scalpel 😂

          • +2 votes

            @John Kimble: Could you use small cuticle scissors? Curved ones might help you get as close to the seam as possible.

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              @sparkles: Oh thanks, I didn't think of that…I think my wife has a pair of those.

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    Scissor it, you'll never look back inside again to worry about the strands sticking out

  • +2 votes

    When you get the tags out can you please let me know what they say. Thanks.

  • +2 votes

    Best to read the tags first, in case they say something like 'do not remove this tag'

    •  

      But it's near impossible to read them given their location, sneaky bastards! 😔

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    Is it possible to flip it inside out?

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    Either with an xacto knife or straight nail scissors you should be able to get in there. Go slowly!

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    Can't believe I wasted x minutes of my life reading this forum post

    commenting as I voted before I saw this option.

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    Return it saying design flaw unfit for purpose.

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    check the seams on the sides, can u see a different colour or one which is shorter, it might be the stitching for the tags

    also ask wife, partner , sister or parents, my wife has a pair of scissors for eye lashes, it's long and skinny and curved to cut and sharp, that might work

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    Cabln you reverse fold it out so you see the seam and then just cut them off as close as possible with ✂. Yes third world probs. Return if not confident to do so

  • +2 votes

    Is that even classified as a wallet?
    Just get a fine sharp knife, or pointy scissors down there and cut them out.

    You really don't need the UN to advise you.