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Old 06-12-11, 10:10 PM   #1
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How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

How do people remove Best Buy's price tag/label off a cardboard slipcover?

I tried removing a Best Buy label off the plastic wrap on another item, to see how easily (or not) the tag comes off. The label basically shredded.
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Old 06-12-11, 10:21 PM   #2
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

Goo Gone works pretty good at removing stickers.
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Old 06-12-11, 11:05 PM   #3
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

I heat it up with a hair dryer. The glue loosens and it peels off as smooth as glass.
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Old 06-13-11, 12:40 AM   #4
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Goo Gone works pretty good at removing stickers.
Goo Gone doesn't damage the cardboard slipcover?
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Old 06-13-11, 07:57 AM   #5
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Goo Gone doesn't damage the cardboard slipcover?
Not if it's glossy.
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Old 06-13-11, 08:32 AM   #6
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

I use the hair dryer method. I did try Goo Gone in the past, but I found out that if something's varnished it'll remove that as well.
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Old 06-14-11, 06:28 PM   #7
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

Depending on what kind of packaging the sticker is on, I use Canola oil or vegetable oil to remove the goo. Just happened yesterday. I got a Disney Treasures tin set and when I pulled the security stickers off there were several spots of gunk that wouldn't come off no matter how hard I tried. So, I remembered an episode of Ghostwriter where they killed a monster made of bubblegum with vegetable oil. I got some out and dabbed it on a rag and lightly scratched the sticky spots. It came off right away. But I don't know. Oil would probably wreck a cardboard slipcover.
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Old 06-14-11, 07:55 PM   #8
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I got a Disney Treasures tin set and when I pulled the security stickers off there were several spots of gunk that wouldn't come off no matter how hard I tried.
Another trick to try if you have already peeled the sticker and there is gunk left behind is to use the sticker that you just peeled off and dab it on the gunk. Usually the residue will cling to the peeled sticker after a few dabs.
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Old 06-14-11, 11:27 PM   #9
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Another trick to try if you have already peeled the sticker and there is gunk left behind is to use the sticker that you just peeled off and dab it on the gunk. Usually the residue will cling to the peeled sticker after a few dabs.
I tried this based on a suggestion on this board, and I now swear by it for every sticker that I need to remove. It's such a simple solution that really works!
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Old 06-15-11, 01:19 PM   #10
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How do people remove Best Buy's price tag/label off a cardboard slipcover?

I tried removing a Best Buy label off the plastic wrap on another item, to see how easily (or not) the tag comes off. The label basically shredded.
Sure, peeling it away from a plastic wrapper the BBy sticker may shred but when it is attached to a glossy slipcover I have found them to peel off quite easily.
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Old 06-15-11, 03:12 PM   #11
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

Don't buy any discs that are packaged like this (no shrinkwrap on the slipcover) when the store puts tags on them- it'll hopefully tell the studios to stop shipping slipcovers with no shrinkwrap over them, and/or stores to stop putting tags on them! My rule is if a disc has a bare slipcover and the store has stuck anything on it, I don't buy it.
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Old 06-15-11, 03:37 PM   #12
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

It all depends on what kind of sticker it is. Some stickers come off almost as easy as a colorform, while others are held on with atomic strength glue. It also helps, as it's been said, if the slipcover is shiny.
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Old 07-29-11, 12:15 PM   #13
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

I think Best Buy changed its pricing stickers sometime in the past 6 months. The newer stickers are smoother and easier to peel off a slipcover, when you can pry up one corner. The older stickers tended to tear into pieces more. The older stickers have larger, bolder print and more text on them.
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Old 08-02-11, 06:29 PM   #14
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They must have went back to them for Rio 3D, Narnia 3D and Ice Age 3 3D because I just spent a long, long time trying to get those stickers off. Even my usual method of using the sticker to remove the sticker residue failed.
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Old 08-02-11, 07:52 PM   #15
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Just peel slowly
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Old 08-02-11, 10:27 PM   #16
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I pee on it. Urine is a natural exfoliant and removes even the stubborn of stickers without even a nick to be seen.
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Old 08-03-11, 09:35 AM   #17
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I had troubles with the stickers last night on the slipcases of rio 3d & ice age 3d...

goo gone took care of it perfectly!
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Old 08-03-11, 11:25 AM   #18
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Another trick to try if you have already peeled the sticker and there is gunk left behind is to use the sticker that you just peeled off and dab it on the gunk. Usually the residue will cling to the peeled sticker after a few dabs.
This usually works for me but sometimes if it's a cardboard cover you can actually wind up ripping pieces of the cover off if too much residue collects.

You can't go wrong with Goo Gone, tho'.
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Old 06-10-12, 01:34 PM   #19
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

Just bought Rise of the Planet of the Apes at WorstBuy, had their price sticker on the cardboard slipcover, the cover is not glossy. Used the hair dryer to get the part of the sticker that wouldn't come off by peeling, it came off but left a sticky residue behind. You can't see it but it's going to stick to whatever DVD it sits beside on the shelf. Can't use Goo Gone because it's not a glossy slipcover and that'll just ruin it. Stupid bastards... -kd5-
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Just bought Rise of the Planet of the Apes at WorstBuy, had their price sticker on the cardboard slipcover, the cover is not glossy. Used the hair dryer to get the part of the sticker that wouldn't come off by peeling, it came off but left a sticky residue behind. You can't see it but it's going to stick to whatever DVD it sits beside on the shelf. Can't use Goo Gone because it's not a glossy slipcover and that'll just ruin it. Stupid bastards... -kd5-
LMAO, I just bought the same movie and have the same problem. Instead of one...they put 2 stickers on it!
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

So why did you buy it there?
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Old 06-10-12, 02:35 PM   #22
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LMAO, I just bought the same movie and have the same problem. Instead of one...they put 2 stickers on it!
There were 2 on mine too, but the yellow $19.99 sticker came off pretty easily, it was the one underneath I had so much trouble with.


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So why did you buy it there?
Because they had it on sale for $9.99, and with a $5 coupon I printed from coupons.com, I got it for $5.66 total. But just because I got it for so cheap, doesn't mean I shouldn't be able to bitch about sticker residue on the slipcover... -kd5-
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Old 06-10-12, 04:01 PM   #23
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So why did you buy it there?
Bc it was on sale! Thats always a good reason to buy something. Plus I had over $50 in gift card credit

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Because they had it on sale for $9.99, and with a $5 coupon I printed from coupons.com, I got it for $5.66 total. But just because I got it for so cheap, doesn't mean I shouldn't be able to bitch about sticker residue on the slipcover... -kd5-
How did you get it for $5.66? The movie is on sale this week for $14.99 and coupon brings it down to $9.99
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Old 06-10-12, 07:40 PM   #24
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Re: How to remove Best Buy price tag label off cardboard slipcover

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Bc it was on sale! Thats always a good reason to buy something. Plus I had over $50 in gift card credit

How did you get it for $5.66? The movie is on sale this week for $14.99 and coupon brings it down to $9.99
He got the DVD, not the BD.

What about lenticular slip covers. I got Harry Potter DH P1 and P2 3D and they have the big BB yellow stickers on them. Is goo gone or the hairdryer my best option?
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Old 06-15-12, 05:08 AM   #25
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Another trick to try if you have already peeled the sticker and there is gunk left behind is to use the sticker that you just peeled off and dab it on the gunk. Usually the residue will cling to the peeled sticker after a few dabs.
If that doesn't work (or if most of the adhesive from the sticker gets stuck on the case ...which happens sometimes for me), use a small piece of duct tape and dab off the adhesive residue with it. Surprisingly enough, I've never had issues with this method on any situation.
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