Where can I get boxes?
July 26, 2002 10:41AM
edited January 2014
I just sold a bunch of stuff on ebay but have nothing to ship it in. What is a good source for boxes? Also, any recommendation on how to pack a 17" monitor so it isn't damaged during shipment?
Reply 1 of 6
July 26, 2002 11:26AM
well, probably kind of obvious, but UPS outlets have boxes. I imagine FedEx and other competitors do too. I know the USPS has boxes too. Mail Boxes Etc, and Airborne Ex come to mind as well.
When I shipped my monitor home from college, I padded it with clothes. That doesn't seem as viable since your selling the stuff. But UPS, and similar places, also sell styrofoam peanuts sometimes, so look for those.
1 suggestion i have tho, for the boxes. Don't get the cheapest one possible. For heavy things, like a monitor, you should get the thicker (more expensive) boxes.
Reply 2 of 6
July 26, 2002 11:29AM
if you need strong boxes get the ones that wine ships in.
Reply 3 of 6
July 26, 2002 11:41AM
mail boxes etc.
or the post office has boxes, because they appruntly send a lot of stuff <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
Reply 4 of 6
July 26, 2002 12:27PM
Try a bookstore. They usually have strong boxes, and are looking to get rid of them.
Reply 5 of 6
i am monkey
July 26, 2002 12:42PM
[quote]Originally posted by Nebagakid:
<strong>mail boxes etc.
Be advised these places can charge you up the WAZOO for boxes or packing as well as UPS shipping.
Goto UPS's website and check their
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A good source for Monitor boxes is sometimes smaller computer stores. Sometimes they have extra boxes. and you might even luck out getting monitor shaped styrofoam with it. Can't hurt to ask.
Reply 6 of 6
July 26, 2002 7:24PM
Check your local grocery store most of grocery stores try to give as many of them away as they can.