Good deal on shipping supply's

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17 Feb 07 04:34:08 pm
Hi , does anyone know any good sites to buy shipping supplys like dvd bubble mailers or small 6x6x6 boxes - i have been buying them for years but just wonder if there are any better deals - thanks

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17 Feb 07 05:42:55 pm
If you ship first class you can get them for free. To ship dvd with delivery conformation it's $4.55 and is 2-3 day delivery. That's the only way I ship (small items) go to your local post office and get them or Link hidden: Login to view boxsets will fit in the bigger mailers.


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18 Feb 07 08:51:00 am
I buy bubble mailers size 0 and size 2 from SamsClub

0 Size mailers are $4.35 for 25
2 size mailers are $6.50 for 25

I generaly add about 60 cents to my shipping prices so my buyers are the ones actually paying for them.


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18 Feb 07 03:50:44 pm
Thanks Jimmy , i never thought about SAMS ClUB too busy buying other stuff when i am in there and the one in my area is a mad house...i was getting a good deal thru a distributor on ebay for about 5 -6 years but weird thing is guy had over 77,000 feedback and took my money along with several others and never sent items - i know there had to be some type of major problem maybe he sold out ,ides etc ........Jimmy what method do you use to send the bulk lots of clothing you sale as far do you get free boxes or do you use special kinds ? thanks

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18 Feb 07 08:57:14 pm
I usually use USPS for all of my boxes. They are FREE!

You may also want to check out this site for other items such as tape and bubble wrap.

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19 Feb 07 02:01:56 am
Try buying boxes on eBay they run pretty cheap did you use to buy from parrothead on eBay I always bought from him and suddenly he stop and got A LOT of Bad Feedback

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19 Feb 07 02:15:33 am
What is cheaper shipping a dvd, first class, or using bubble mailers? What shipping method do you use with bubble mailers? (it sounds like I'm being a smartass, but I really would like to know)


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19 Feb 07 03:32:47 pm
HAUS - Bubble mailers usually run around 20 cents buying in bulk -i was not aware the post office gave free shipping supplys for first class mail i always thought it was for PRIORITY MAIL only -it cost about $1.40-1.80 to send a dvd first class while the cheapest priority i think is $4.05 for a letter mailer............. TRiple g - yea i used to buy from PARROTHEAD they were actually a hour from my house -from what i understand they sold the business and the new owner screwed it up .

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19 Feb 07 03:37:54 pm
I'm sorry I ment priority mail.


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19 Feb 07 04:42:43 pm
Yes priority mail is expensive and if your lucky will only get your item there 1 day faster. I ship all my bubble mailers first class in the united states and Air Post if shipping outside the USA.

Shipping first class in the US is between $1.11 and $1.78 And Canada Is a Flat $1.78.

I have never heard of Free shipping supplies for First class.
When Me and my wife sell clothes we sometimes. ship using the Flat Rate Ebay Priority mail boxes. But a note: the flat fee will in many cases be more to ship with the flat rate boxes then using your own.

Since aside from my ebay and salehoo ventures, I also work with a resturant 15-20 hours a week I aquire free shipping boxes all the time through the resturant. You can pretty much aquire free boxes from anywhere.

If you have a Kroger Supermarket , Or some other 24 hour store you can usually walk in while they are stocking the shelves and they are more then happy to let you take all the boxes you want. Keep this method in mind so you can have that perfect size box for your items. :D


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19 Feb 07 05:03:18 pm
I have never heard of Free shipping suppliers for First class.


I thought first class and priority were the same. I shipped parcel post one time and it took almost 2 weeks (just after christmas) I've allways shipped priority with delivery conformation but it sounds like I need to go first class.


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19 Feb 07 05:17:29 pm
Nope first class mail is a seperate mailing option. You can ship up to 2 dvd's in a bubble mailer. Any more and you would have to ship parcel post.

First class 1-3 days: Most of mine make it in 2
Priority Mail. 1-2 days: Most of the time it takes 2 days as well
Parcel Post 5-9 Days: Normally takes 4-10 days
Air Post: Shipment method for shiping internationally. Normally 6-9 days
Media Mail 5-11 Days in the US and Can take up to 31 days if shipped Outside the United States. Highly not recommended. Its only 20 cents cheaper then First class and 35 Cents cheaper then Air Post.


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19 Feb 07 06:25:22 pm
Media Mail starts at $1.59 im pretty sure - so it is cheaper to send first class for items under 1lb ..this is why i get mad when i buy a dvd from ebay and the seller sends it media mail so it takes 5-15 days when they should of sent it first class and saved a few cents and get the buyer the product faster .

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19 Feb 07 10:10:51 pm
I think the price is based on where you live. Im dead in the middle of the united states so it costs a tad less for me the lets say someone living near the coast.


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20 Feb 07 04:15:13 am
i think the difference for location starts at over 1lb - i have a fee sheet from the post office my ex-father in law gave me - ill try and find it to clarify .

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20 Feb 07 05:09:58 am
i think the difference for location starts at over 1lb - i have a fee sheet from the post office my ex-father in law gave me - ill try and find it to clarify .


Awesome that would help alot of members interested in this subject.


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22 Feb 07 02:12:16 pm
I was looking on Link hidden: Login to view and they had 100 bubble mailers. I don't know if it's a good deal or not. It seems most of their wholesales items are high.


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22 Feb 07 06:50:02 pm
and they had 100 bubble mailers. I don't know if it's a good deal or not. It seems most of their wholesales items are high.


That price isnt bad but its not wholesale. Sams club is cheaper then they are.

This site is a tad better. Link hidden: Login to view


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