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Old 09-18-2014, 04:53 PM
 
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A friend gave me some jewelry that she doesn't wear since she'd retired so I could make a little extra cash selling it on Ebay.

My question is this...where is the best place to purchase boxes, bubble wrap, packing tape, etc.? I know the Post Office has the free "priority" boxes, but most of my jewelry weighs 13oz or under and I really need just regular boxes. I could also use some jewelry boxes.

Any ideas on how to save on these items? They seem to cost a fortune if you aren't going to purchase in bulk which usually starts at 50 or 100 of the same item.

Thanks, I'd appreciate any advice on this
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Office Depot or Staples.
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Old 09-18-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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Default Thanks I'll Check Them Out

Thanks for the advice, I will check them out tonight while I'm off work.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:57 AM
 
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I get my packaging tape and bubble wrap at Lowes and boxes I ask around at stores and friends. Not sure where you live but here I go to Dollar Tree for tissue wrap.
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Old 09-24-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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Sounds like a silly question but is the jewelry real? If it is, stay FAR away from e-bay.
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:37 AM
 
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You can cut down your costs and save the environment by using recycled packaging from other things you get in the mail and recycled paper grocery bags
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Old 09-27-2014, 01:15 AM
 
Location: Mesa
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Dollar Tree for the jewelry boxes.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:52 AM
 
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I have already been re-using materials but thanks for that great tip.
Didn't know about Dollar Tree for the jewelry boxes, I'll definitely check that out.
Thanks all!
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:39 PM
 
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Maggie, USPS's small flat rate boxes are great for shipping most jewelry.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:14 AM
 
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Default Small Flat Rate Box

I think I've used these a few times, do these go by weight? Not sure if they are priority mail or not. I am still so confused about all the different ways to ship.
I know if it is 13oz or under it can go first class which is pretty cheap. I'm still trying to figure all this out. I find it very confusing.

I've also started selling bigger items so I'm going to have to find boxes where I can to save me money.

Thanks for all the tips!
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