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Subject: packaging help-esp. box-o-books
Date Posted: 7/31/2008 4:04 PM ET
Member Since: 10/3/2007
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i know this is an old and trite topic, but i can't find any of the old forums. how do you guys package books, especially a lot at a time, like for box-o-books?

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 5:14 PM ET
Member Since: 9/21/2006
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in a box of appropriate size...

sometimes cereal boxes, ziploc boxes, whatever box i can get my hands on.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 9:32 PM ET
Member Since: 7/16/2006
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Cereal boxes are my favorite. I break them down completely and then refold them where the plain brown (or white) side is facing out. That way I don't have to worry about the box looking too "busy". They are really light, too, so they add virtually no weight to the package, so they don't increase your postage.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 10:32 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Whatever I can find that they'll fit well.  I've even wrapped them in saran wrap before to form a uniform shape (if possible) and then used thick wrapping paper.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 2:31 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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It sometimes helps to make smaller stacks of tightly plastic wrapped little bricks of 2-3 books, then plastic wrap the two together, the wrap the whole brick with a brown paper bag, or kraft paper or such. Generally, more than 4-6 get an extra reinforcement of a cereal box or such. More than fits in something like that gets into an Amazon or studier box that I've received books or other things in.