SAVE MONEY ON BOXED PACKAGING FOR POSTING ITEMS!

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Found 14th Dec 2008
Do you normally send boxes with stuff via Royal Mail at this time of the year and buy boxes only for that purpose? Or do you post eBay items the same way? Well, one good way of saving a bit of money is to ask nicely and take home different shaped/sized flattened boxes from your local supermaket/shop and re-use them. If you open it inside out just by carefully un-gluing the joining glued edge, you can then turn it inside out and then re-glue the very same joining edge. Thus, if you now unfold the box again, you have a nice, clean looking box free from any visible adverts! And at the same time, you recycle them to a good use too...

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another tip if you dont want to buy bags - ask post office for supply of next day delivery bags - turn inside out -

US postal services give you free boxes if you do ebay - wishful thinking:thumbsup:

Rep added, i already do this, get my OH to get boxes from his work :thumbsup:
:santa::santa::santa:

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and make sure the boxes are as small as possible for the contents as this is used now as a parameter in the pricing.

i reuse boxes and envelopes i receive from my purchases, bigger boxes i cut down and use the cardboard to wrap around items and secure with plenty brown tape.

Original Poster

Yes, cutting cardboard boxes into rectangles, also can be used to stiffen envelopes. However, the thickness has to be around 3mm only, so that you can still post it as a letter (upto 5mm thick). As a stiffened envelope costs quite a bit, you can save a lot using this method - and the receiver can also reuse the cardboard cutout in his/her envelopes.
And yes shanecr, I too 'sandwich' material between cardboard and tape the sides. Finally, if say you want to post a roll, you can roll one cardboard side around it... the combinations and possibilities are endless, but the more we recycle material this way, the cheaper for everyone.

shanecr;3758438

i reuse boxes and envelopes i receive from my purchases, bigger boxes i … i reuse boxes and envelopes i receive from my purchases, bigger boxes i cut down and use the cardboard to wrap around items and secure with plenty brown tape.



ditto !

that reminds me what ever happened to all the empty boxes you used to get in supermarkets ? i remember when i was younger there was loads and you would fling your shopping in and away you would go !

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geedub;3759858

ditto !that reminds me what ever happened to all the empty boxes you used … ditto !that reminds me what ever happened to all the empty boxes you used to get in supermarkets ? i remember when i was younger there was loads and you would fling your shopping in and away you would go !


LOL - did you even bother reading the original post? :w00t:

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is this a wind up??- ppl are already aware of such things............. nxt u will be giving us advice on how to cross the road!

holly100;3757659

another tip if you dont want to buy bags - ask post office for supply of … another tip if you dont want to buy bags - ask post office for supply of next day delivery bags - turn inside out - US postal services give you free boxes if you do ebay - wishful thinking:thumbsup:


I'm sure my post office make you buy these!?

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littlesheepy;3760764

I'm sure my post office make you buy these!?


special delivery bags are free

csiman;3760842

special delivery bags are free


I'll ask again next time i go, thanks :thumbsup:

ROKO;3760152

is this a wind up??- ppl are already aware of such things............. … is this a wind up??- ppl are already aware of such things............. nxt u will be giving us advice on how to cross the road!



stop....look.....listen

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shanecr;3764474

stop....look.....listen


:thumbsup: and look again, then cross :-D

csiman;3759943

LOL - did you even bother reading the original post? :w00t:



FYI i did , the thread says to ask for them , i mean you didnt have to there would be a section where there was a big pile for your shopping ! ie instead of bags :p..................sum ppl

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geedub;3765700

FYI i did , the thread says to ask for them , i mean you didnt have to … FYI i did , the thread says to ask for them , i mean you didnt have to there would be a section where there was a big pile for your shopping ! ie instead of bags :p..................sum ppl


what a moron! :whistling:

joins up and just posts inflammatory statements 99% of the time. I can see this muppet is gonna be popular on HUKD

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geedub;3765700

FYI i did , the thread says to ask for them , i mean you didnt have to … FYI i did , the thread says to ask for them , i mean you didnt have to there would be a section where there was a big pile for your shopping ! ie instead of bags :p..................sum ppl


I recall those sections. Guess it was taking up valuable floor space so less profit to be had

Original Poster

ROKO, this is not a windup. You will be surprised to know how many people use boxes the same way they get them to post stuff.
Good heavens, I am new to this website, but just out of interest, do people who post always get nasty comments from others for something they post, when they have only good intentions at heart? Best then not to share anything with everyone, if that is the only way to avoid getting such comments!

HotDealGuy;3791975

ROKO, this is not a windup. You will be surprised to know how many people … ROKO, this is not a windup. You will be surprised to know how many people use boxes the same way they get them to post stuff. Good heavens, I am new to this website, but just out of interest, do people who post always get nasty comments from others for something they post, when they have only good intentions at heart? Best then not to share anything with everyone, if that is the only way to avoid getting such comments!



dont take everything to heart. this is the internet after all.

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shanecr;3792793

dont take everything to heart. this is the internet after all.



I suppose you are right. Thanks for reminding me of that!

shanecr;3758438

i reuse boxes and envelopes i receive from my purchases, bigger boxes i … i reuse boxes and envelopes i receive from my purchases, bigger boxes i cut down and use the cardboard to wrap around items and secure with plenty brown tape.



Me too.

Also order jiffy bags, sellotape, labels etc from work. I approve my own orders.
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