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Subject: Would this be alright?
Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:46 PM ET
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Would it be ok if I mailed a book in a paper grocery bag?

It might sound wierd, but I want to re-use them. I also wrap the books in a plastic grocery bag.



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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:48 PM ET
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Sure you can wrap a book in a brown grocery bag. Just be sure to use lots of strapping tape.

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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 8:48 PM ET
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Nothing weird about it.  I've gotten lots of books wrapped in grocery bags.  Just be sure to wrap it up tightly so the book won't slid around in the packaging and use lots of tape, especially at the corners.

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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:07 PM ET
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And I make sure to use lots of tape.


I usually use too much XD


Better safe than sorry!

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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:20 PM ET
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I think that would be sturdier then printer paper.  I used my daughters thick finger painting paper. I have 2 giant rolls and she's kind of outgrown finger painting.

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Date Posted: 8/28/2007 9:23 PM ET
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I mail in paper grocery bags all the time.  They're my favorite wrapping -- sturdy, easy to deal with and free, plus I'm recycling.  Can't beat it!

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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 12:34 AM ET
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Love your Moo Cow!

I love using my brown paper bags. :)

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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 1:40 AM ET
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I use paper grocery bags for wrapping material almost all the time. I think it makes a really nice wrapper. :)

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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 8:54 AM ET
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I wrap 99% of my books in paper grocery bags, and I've never had a problem or complaint.

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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 8:57 AM ET
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Yup, I have to join the majority here.  I use brown paper grocery bags most of the time.  For all the reasons everyone said.  I get at least two shipments from each bag. 

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Date Posted: 8/29/2007 10:33 AM ET
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That tends to be how I send out my BoB swaps.  First some plastic grocery bags or bubble wrap, then a layer of brown grocery bags.  Works like a charm and good for the budget.  :)



Phooey on spending a bunch of money

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