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Old 03-09-2010, 11:32 AM
 
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Need either free or cheap - used is fine. Anyone know which area stores will give them away?
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:33 AM
 
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Try liquor stores.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:45 AM
 
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Look on craigslist in the "free" section.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:47 AM
 
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dumpsters
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Liquor stores - HEB is another good source. One thing though - free boxes are cool, but I learned the hard way that they can cost you more in the long run simply because the sizes are so varied that you end up with a mess trying to stack a bunch of 'em in a tight area w/o a lot of gaps. There's a packing supply company over off of Sentinel Drive - it runs parellel to Wetmore Road, off of Broadway (1 block east of the Broadway/Wetmore intersection). It's on the left hand side, but I don't recall their name off hand. Last time we moved, I bought (literally) about a mile of bubble wrap from 'em to wrap antiques, lamps, crystal, etc with - and it was SO much cheaper than any of the regular retail outlets I can't begin to tell ya!!! IIRC, I paid less per roll than what I could buy a couple of packs of it at Walmart for!!!
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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We're moving soon and someone suggested I go to the UHaul place on San Pedro and... Basse, I think? Apparently they just have a stack of boxes that people turn in after moving and they're there for the taking.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Try a busy storage unit. I receive shipments all the time and toss perfectly good, large boxes in the dumpster along with many of the other tenants there.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:13 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions, guys. Craig's List hadn't even occurred to me. Grabbed what I'll need over my lunch break.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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costco
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