Walmart pillows...

Discussion in 'Packing & Shipping' started by soulstreamerAK, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. soulstreamerAK

    soulstreamerAK Active Member

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    I kjnow how this sounds, but Walmart has these sales of pillows for $1-3 dollars, ridiculously cheap, and they make great box filler. Priced bubble wrap or peanuts lately?

    Aldso, if you have a newspaper publisher in town, they often sell big bags of shredded newsprint that when filled into a 13 gallon garbage bag, makes a great filler, especially when double boxing.

    Now let's find some boxes.
     

     

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  2. zebra03

    zebra03 All Audio - NO BS

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    Sounds like a good idea .
     
  3. KingBubba

    KingBubba "Too Much Stuff" Subscriber

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    They are a lot cheaper than buying Dacron fiberfill for stuffing the inside of speakers.
     
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  4. soulstreamerAK

    soulstreamerAK Active Member

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    that's right!
     
  5. ScramMan2

    ScramMan2 AK Subscriber Subscriber

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    I won't go to a Walmart for anything.
     
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  6. oldtvsandtoy

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    Amen
     

     

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  7. chop_sooie

    chop_sooie Active Member

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    Why not? Did your mom and pop own a hardware store they put out of business or something?
     
  8. ScramMan2

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    No.
     
  9. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr Omelette au Fromage Subscriber

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    I don't like buying anything for shipping. Lots of stores throw out piles of styro, bubble wrap and foam sheeting. Furniture stores are some of the best. Ask around back at the loading dock or check the dumpster.
     
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  10. ScramMan2

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    Depending on where you are I'd be very careful around checking dumpsters.
     
  11. toxcrusadr

    toxcrusadr Omelette au Fromage Subscriber

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    Your mileage may vary locally, and situational awareness is always good no matter where you are.
     
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  12. EastPoint

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    Keep an eye on the Craigslist free section and you can often find free packing material there.
     
  13. RobRoy

    RobRoy It's just stuff - but fun

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    When I lived in the Seattle area, Wal-Mart was not an option. I went there once and it was a dump. There were a lot of other choices and the only people that shopped there (for the most part) were, well, "People of wal-mart".

    Then I moved to rural Kentucky. Here the old phrase applies, "If Wal-Mart doesn't have it, you don't need it." All classes shop there and it is actually a very nice place to shop. But I still prefer Costco, though they are an hour and a half away.
     
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    RobRoy It's just stuff - but fun

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    I soundproofed my garage and turned it into a recording studio with "free carpet" from CL. I had to get used to turquoise, though.
     
  15. 313guy

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    I thought this thread was about the packing and shipping of pillows you had delivered from Walmart.
    313gal ordered bed pillows from Amazon a while back and each one came in a box large enough to hold three with the rest of the space filled with those air-bag pillow packing thingies.
    I thought it was overkill, but later found out they have a protocol that nothing can be heard shaking around inside...even if it is a pillow.
     

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