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Subject: Questions about packing
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 12:46 PM ET
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What is the best way you have found to ship 5 or 10  books when you offer deals here in the bazzer.  I'm running out of stored up shoe boxes.

Cindy

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Last Edited on: 1/23/08 4:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/22/2008 1:20 PM ET
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Last week I received a package of 3 books in a cereal box wrapped in brown paper. They were well protected and arrived in excellent condition.

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 1:34 PM ET
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I've received and used a cereal box before.  I received some in an orange juice box once.  You know like you'd get at Cosco-the box that held 2 cartons of OJ. Not a cleaned out oj container.  If you don't have a box around-you could wrap them up in celphane as one unit then wrap with thick paper and tape well to protect. I did this once as well when I didn't have a box that worked.

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 2:09 PM ET
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Use a large brown paperbag, from costco, grocery stores, etc.  Cut down one side seam and then cut all the way around, cutting out the bottom. 

Then take a plastic bag, put the books in there and wrap it up with the brown paperbag.

Subject: TY
Date Posted: 1/23/2008 4:20 PM ET
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Thanks Ladies. I will try these ideas.

Cindy

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 4:37 PM ET
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If they are all the same size, you can make dense "bricks" with lots of plastic wrap and secure taping and then wrap as a birthday present with paper and lots of tape.  Also, you can reinforce one or more sides with cardboard (get a big box and cut off the pieces you need.)