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 Post subject: For those who trade, how many times have you re-used boxes?
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 10:27 pm 
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On average.

Each box I have has probably 4 labels on it. Yours?

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 Post subject: Re: For those who trade, how many times have you re-used box
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 11:58 pm 
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I have a set of used boxes of various sizes in the house, so I reuse them at least once. However before shipping I strip them of old labels and old scotch tape. All in all, I don't recall the last time I had to buy a box to ship puzzles.

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 Post subject: Re: For those who trade, how many times have you re-used box
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 12:23 am 
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I think is is great seeing some of the history of boxes. You can see by some of the labels covered or only partially removed sometimes.
I reuse whenever I can, and sometimes mention to the buyer where the box came from.

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 Post subject: Re: For those who trade, how many times have you re-used box
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 3:22 am 
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I'm about to ship out 5 packages. All 5 of those boxes have been used before. 2 started from Meffert's here in HK and were shipped both to the US and the UK before making their way back to me in HK. Another came from somewhere in MD and is heading out to Spain if I'm not mistaken. Still another is coming from California and will soon be on its way to Indiana.

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 Post subject: Re: For those who trade, how many times have you re-used box
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 3:51 am 
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Nice question. :D

I use it as many as I can.
The wide cello tape can make miracles... :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: For those who trade, how many times have you re-used box
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 4:04 am 
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I always reuse boxes. In fact, I don't think I ever sent out an unused one.

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 Post subject: Re: For those who trade, how many times have you re-used box
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 4:59 am 
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As long as the box is ok i will reuse it, although i try to remove or cover all other labels when shipping to America as i'm afraid they may cause problems (with all the security restrictions in place) although i do like looking at the history of boxes when i get them myself and thinking..."i'd love to go there"


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 Post subject: Re: For those who trade, how many times have you re-used box
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 6:26 am 
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I alwasy reuse shapeways boxes, but the thing is sometimes the shipping sticker is so hard to remove, i just scrap out my adress and those informations :)

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 Post subject: Re: For those who trade, how many times have you re-used box
PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2011 2:14 pm 
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I just write the information on printer paper, cut it to the dimension of the old box, and tape it down. People that get packages from me get boxes with all of the faces covered by white paper. It's easier just to cover the stuff that way than it is to try and get all of the old labels and such off.

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