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Old 01-13-08, 07:16 PM
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store suggestions for bulk mailing supplies (for use with mailing cds, dvds, etc.)???

Hey There;

I'm looking to pick up padded envelopes in the 6" x 9" cd/dvd mailer size, and some larger 9 1/2" x 11" size for larger boxed sets and books.

I have been using the Duck brand mailers that WalMart sells, but I know that I can score them much cheaper getting them in bulk. I'm happy buying 500-1000 of each size above.

Suggestions on good places to get em? I found one place, polylinecorp, that sells them, though shipping added about $120 to the order. (Even after shipping, the price per unit was about 1/2 of what I've been paying at Walmart)

Any suggestions are appreciated. I'm just a private seller/collector, and look forward to answers from similar people rather than employees or advertisers. Thank you!

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anyway i can get a mod to add a question mark to the title as it appears in the "store forum" subsection? thanks
Old 01-13-08, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by cgray
Hey There;

I'm looking to pick up padded envelopes in the 6" x 9" cd/dvd mailer size, and some larger 9 1/2" x 11" size for larger boxed sets and books.

I have been using the Duck brand mailers that WalMart sells, but I know that I can score them much cheaper getting them in bulk. I'm happy buying 500-1000 of each size above.

Suggestions on good places to get em? I found one place, polylinecorp, that sells them, though shipping added about $120 to the order. (Even after shipping, the price per unit was about 1/2 of what I've been paying at Walmart)

Any suggestions are appreciated. I'm just a private seller/collector, and look forward to answers from similar people rather than employees or advertisers. Thank you!
The 8 1/2 X 11 (#2's) are around $6.75 at Sam's club for a box of 25. The 6 X 9's (#0's) are under $6 for a box of 25. Havent seen them much cheaper than that.

So for the $120 you would pay in shipping at polylinecorp you could get 20 boxes (500) of the 6X9's or 17 boxes of the #2's
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You can get free shipping supplies from the post office through their web site. Shipping is free too, I just had to go pick the stuff up when it came in.
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
Shipping is free too
It took me a couple reads to figure out that you meant shipping on the materials you requested from the usps, and not free shipping on whatever you were sending out... I would have wondered.

Anyway, that's a good suggestion, too. Thanks
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About the cheapest that I have seen is on eBay, 250 6x10 padded envelopes for around $30 shipped (seller id threerb).

I've bought 3 cases from them in the last year. They are well made, but they are a little tight for DVDs. You can't fit anything wider than a single DVD case into them. I have also used them to ship VHS tapes and CDs without any problem.
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Originally Posted by the biscuit man
About the cheapest that I have seen is on eBay, 250 6x10 padded envelopes for around $30 shipped (seller id threerb).

I've bought 3 cases from them in the last year. They are well made, but they are a little tight for DVDs. You can't fit anything wider than a single DVD case into them. I have also used them to ship VHS tapes and CDs without any problem.
Prices aren't bad; but $2.95 for 500 bubble mailers and then $27.95 shipping. He's definetely trying to circumvent eBAY's auction fees.
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
You can get free shipping supplies from the post office through their web site. Shipping is free too, I just had to go pick the stuff up when it came in.
I always order through the toll free number and they deliver the stuff right to my front door.
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
You can get free shipping supplies from the post office through their web site. Shipping is free too, I just had to go pick the stuff up when it came in.
Only can be used for Priority shipping though correct?
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I used to use the USPS free boxes/envelopes, until I realized I was LOSING money. They do this so you have to use the priority shipping, which is over $2 more than how I ship everything (media/first class). Bubble Mailers are somewhat expensive for the little amount of padding they supply. What I do is buy normal 6x12 envelopes with no padding, they are a lot cheaper that way. I then roll everything in about 5 pieces of newspaper, sometimes put some cardboard in the envelope too for support. This is a whole lot cheaper than putting out the money for prebubbled envelopes.
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Can those boxes specifically made for a single cd, like Amazon uses, be bought anywhere?
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Chec k dollar stores too. I found 2 packs of $10 for a buck eacvh. High quality as well. Mind you, it was only 20 but not bad, cost me 10 cents each.
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Originally Posted by riderjeff
I used to use the USPS free boxes/envelopes, until I realized I was LOSING money. They do this so you have to use the priority shipping, which is over $2 more than how I ship everything (media/first class).
Some naughty people turn the box inside out and then they can ship it however they want.
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
Some naughty people turn the box inside out and then they can ship it however they want.
that's a felony. i won't suggest that option
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Originally Posted by Mister Peepers
Some naughty people turn the box inside out and then they can ship it however they want.
last time i checked, all priority boxes have "Priority" stamped on the inside of them.

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