Best mailers according to redditors
We found 287 Reddit comments discussing the best mailers. We ranked the 146 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. Valuemailers 2.5 Mil Poly Mailers Envelopes Bags, 10x13-inch, 100 Bags, White
Genuine ValueMailers Trademarked ProductWater, Tear and Puncture resistant.Pressure sensitive adhesive provides a high strength durable closure, water and dirt resistantHigh-efficiency mailers are perfect for a wide variety of non-fragile items.
2. EcoBox 18 x 18 Inches No.20 Instapak Quick Room Temperature Bags (E-2030-1)
The ultimate protection for your fragile shipments.Chemical reaction that causes expansion of the foam is activated simply by the touch of your hands in room temperature.No messy clean ups, plugged nozzles, or loose parts.Recommended box size for expansion: 10" x 10" x 10".1 bag sold per purchase.
3. 5col Rugged Geocache Waterproof Storage Tubes - Clear/Plastic, 5-pack
Weatherproof, Airtight; Will withstand submersion, overpressure, underpressure (within reason)Cache Tubes' Compact Dimensions of 5-1/8 in. long by 1-1/4 in. diameter allow it to fit easily in pockets, backpacks, purses, first aid kits, survival kits, glove compartments, and more.Impact Resistant, Fo...
4. Pratt PRA0023 100% Recycled Corrugated Cardboard Box, 9" Length x 6" Width x 4" Height, Kraft
100 percent recycled corrugated box for packing, shipping, and storing32 ECT grade for standard stacking performanceRectangular shape fits various itemsMade of single wall C flute corrugated fiberboard with standard kraft colorShipped flat to reduce shipping costs and storage space
5. Nozlen Document Poster Tube - Black Plastic Storage Tube Expands from 24.5" up to 40" with Clear ID Card Cap - Water and Light Resistant - Telescoping for Posters, Artwork and Drawings Model DT3001
Affordable, Black Plastic Telescoping Document Poster Tube with 3.5" diameter that expands from 24.5" up to 40" is ideal for artists, architects, and poster collectorsPoster Tube is made of a very rigid plastic to protect contents from bending or creasing in transit. Tube is also water and light res...
6. (100) White Vinyl Record LP Shipping Mailer Boxes - Holds 1 to 3 12" Records - Adjustable Height - Strong 200# Test Cardboard #12BC01VDWH
Perfectly Sized to Fit and Protect 12" Vinyl LP Records - These Pair Perfectly With Item #12NCPAD - Cardboard Squares to Sandwich the Record in for Extra Protection During Shipment!Scored Multi-Depth Mailer - Easy to Adjust Down to Send 1 or 2 12" Vinyl Records or Leave at Full Height to Ship 3! Sco...
7. The Boxery 8x6x4'' Shipping Boxes 25 Pack
25 Boxes IncludedShips Fast from NYCThe Boxery carries over 1000 different box sizes
8. (50) 12" Variable Depth Record Mailers with One Side White
Perforated for easy fold12 1/2" x 12 1/2" and folds to 1/2" or 1"Light box but Strong (200 LB test corrugated)US made... not a cheaply made flimsy importFactory-fresh from smoke free warehouse
9. 25#000 4x8 Kraft Bubble MAILERS Padded ENVELOPES 4 x 8
These popular padded envelopes are sturdily built with bubble lined wall construction for extra protection during transit.These tough premium shippers are proven solutions for a wide variety of items.Self Sealing Bubble Mailers provide outstanding low cost shipping protection for a wide variety of p...
10. HBlife 4x8 Inches Kraft Bubble Mailers Self Seal Padded Envelopes, Pack of 50
LIGHT WEIGHT MAILERS - This pack of 50 4x8 inch padded envelopes is made from recycled golden kraft paper exterior, are with fashionable design. And those padded mailers are lightweight mailing envelops, will not add to your shipping cost.CUSHION MAILERS - These mailer envelopes are lined with 80gsm...
11. 1 X Cardboard Carton Box Sizer and Reducer by Unknown
Box sizer carton reducer
12. 100 12x15.5 White Poly MAILERS ENVELOPES Bags 12 x 15.5
High Quality, Water, Tear and Puncture resistant.The silver inner layer provides confidentialityPressure sensitive adhesive provides a high strength durable closure, water and dirt resistantHigh-efficiency mailers are perfect for a wide variety of non-fragile items.
13. Menotek 100 6x9 White Poly MAILERS ENVELOPES Bags 6x9
Pack of 100Self SealingPoly Mailer EnvelopesWhite outer surface/Black privacy lining
14. Pratt PRA0821 Vinyl Record Mailer, Kraft (Pack of 25)
Designed specifically for shipping vinyl recordsBuilt to and tested to frustration free standardsEasy to pack design saves time on handlingIncludes self-adhesive across 2 inch box lipMade for 100% recycled materials
15. Scotch Bubble Mailer, 8.5 x 11-Inches, Size #2, 25-Pack
Easy, self-sealing closure, bubble cushioning provides protectionPaper bubble mailer size #225-Pack of mailers8-1/2 x 11-Inches
16. Alvin, Tube Mailer, 25 x 2.75 Inches, Clear
A PROFESSIONAL'S CHOICE - Alvin has been the professional's choice for drafting tools and drawing supplies for over half a century. We are known for our wide selection of high quality tools at a fair price.MADE OF DURABLE MATERIALS - Made of top grade PVC and its transparent so you can make sure tha...
17. Comic Book Flash Mailers (Fits Most Comic Sizes, TPB's, and Manga Digests)
Innovative design secures and protects comics, TPB's, and manga digestsLightweight high quality material resistant to impact from rough shippingAssembled product fits into a USPS Flat Rate Legal EnvelopeAccommodates all common comic book sizes (Golden Age to Current)Typically holds up to 12 modern e...
18. 25 LP Record Mailing Boxes (Record Mailers) made by FingerPop
12 1/2" by 12 1/2" by either 1/2" or 1" (multi-depth fold)Strong but lightweight200 LB test corrugated cardboard
19. Alvin, Tube Mailer, 37 x 2.75 Inches, Clear
A PROFESSIONAL'S CHOICE - Alvin has been the professional's choice for drafting tools and drawing supplies for over half a century. We are known for our wide selection of high quality tools at a fair price.MADE OF DURABLE MATERIALS - Made of top grade PVC and its transparent so you can make sure tha...
20. ValueMailers 100 9" x 12" Poly Mailers Envelopes Bags
High Quality Self Sealing Mailers.Water, Tear and Puncture resistant.The silver inner layer provides confidentiality. Made from durable, moisture resistant co-extruded polyethylenePressure sensitive adhesive provides a high strength durable closure, water and dirt resistantHigh-efficiency mailers ar...
STATUS UPDATE - JUNE 25, 2016 3:33 PM US EAST COAST
Alright guys, I just finished sorting all the books. Essentially 90% of the books are accounted for. There's essentially 1 redditor who slipped through the cracks on me and I'm going to be making one last trip to several LCS's on Monday to get their books sorted out (you'll know who you are because I've PMed you)
Here's a before picture of all the books.
And here is the after shot now I've sorted the books
Also, I was going to run out of bags/boards, so I picked up a 100 pack of bags/boards. So everyone will be getting brand new bags/boards with their books. Would be kinda shitty to get your new comics and something happened to them in transit.
I was going through my closet of boxes/packages I have to ship books out, and I've only got enough supplies for about 10 packages. Rather than go to the post office, pick up a bunch of boxes, come home, and start cutting them to the correct size, I've purchased these comic books mailers from Amazon
I ask that everyone have a bit of patience with me, I just placed the order for those today and once I get them, I can start sending out the books. I know I mentioned that I would try to ship the books out early next week to you guys, but it will take me a lot longer to gather the correct supplies from the Post Office and start cutting boxes up for the right dimensions of the comics. The mailers will save myself a bunch of time in packaging the books and I've also used these mailers in the past, they're good mailers.
The seller unfortunately doesn't do Amazon prime, so I have to wait a few days to get them.
Here's the confirmation of the order for the mailers from Amazon
Again, I'm not going to be asking anyone for any PayPal information until I'm ready to ship these out. If you have any questions, let me know and thanks for being patient.
I sell through amazon and this is my Storefront
I keep it nice and simple:
3 months of amazon prime and stamps= 40x3 and 15x3= 165
actual price of shipping for 1k cases is 920
referal fee varies i say .50x1000=500
grand total of 3515, assuming you sell everything in 3 months and assuming you are starting new without clientelle
If anyone is curious as to why my prices are .01 each is because of sales and shipping. Since business is REALLY slow right now (maybe iphone 4 cases are too saturated in the status quo), i only sell ~30 cases a month. So upgrading my sellers account is not worth it. When I sold ~100+ it was definitely worth the upgrade. I can no longer be a featured seller and I can no longer manipulate my shipping cost w/o upgrade, this means at .01 + 4.99 shipping I can still sell them at 5 a pop and save 40 dollars a month.
Sure! These are the ones I'm using: https://www.amazon.com/Pratt-PRA0821-Vinyl-Record-Mailer/dp/B00N41JJZE/ref=pd_sim_229_14?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=QYN2T34HQQF0FAJKZND2
I sell a lot on eBay and i buy a lot too. The best way to package them (my method):
I have never had complaints using this method and most sellers I buy from use something similar to this. Also, make sure you're taking pictures of any and all angles of the pops box, that usually helps buyers a lot so you don't have refunds later on.
Do yourself a favor and buy these:
Work the cost into your profit calculations. Save yourself the angry customers who get pissed because you tried to save pennies shipping in a bubble mailer and the post office bent the package.
um no, i'm talking about these Poly Mailers you buy in bulk on Amazon. Poly is plastic. They were recommended by /u/FredWampy in his guide to selling on Amazon - on the sidebar.
A box reducer will save you loads on shipping. That might not be the best price, it's just the first google result. I think I paid $9 from my box guy.
Protip: tape over the corners where you reduce the box. The box is a little weak there, and more likely to break.
I think this is great. I hope to run across one in the future. So I thought about how I would go about this for maximum ease of return.
Weigh the camera and one plastic mailer with your
drugkitchen scale. Use that weight and the farthest US city from you (contiguous US only?) to calculate a maximum shipping cost with the USPS. Enter all that info into Stamps.com and print out the required number of printable stamps (don't forget to select the option for irregular or non-machinable item to include $.22 surcharge). Self address the mailer bags and write instructions on the outside of the film canisters. Poke or drill out small hole in top and bottom of the film canister. Thread string through and tie knot at end of string on bottom. Lay one postage label against inside canister wall and pack mailer bag inside. Close top and knot again to hold lid securely on. Strap a zip tie around camera between bump outs for lens and camera roll and between button and counter. Tie film canister package to camera using the zip tie.
I'm not sure where you got the idea that this game was founded on frugality. It was created when the military turned off SA for GPS units. GPS units at the time were very expensive compared to today. Plus the first Geocache was a 5 gallon bucket, which if you look at those prices, they aren't super cheap.
Plus I wouldn't call preforms expensive. https://www.amazon.com/5col-Rugged-Geocache-Waterproof-Storage/dp/B00S8Q4T0A These are about $2/piece, cheaper per if you buy larger quantities.
But none of that is really the point. The point is that an M&M container is junk. And most CO's aren't doing maintenance frequently enough for these to work. Sure, like you said, they're cheap and easy to replace. That's true, but most CO's won't get to it until AFTER there is a problem. Plus when these do break/get chewed on etc. it creates trash. And that's the last thing we need to add to the woods, or wherever the cache is hidden.
Why not focus on quality? If you are going to hide a cache, make it worthwhile. Spend $2 on a good container, then don't worry about it. It will be less work to maintain, won't create as much trash, and it will be more enjoyable for other players to find.
For small packages (<13oz) I use these padded mailers or similar. You can also get these boxes, which are similar to the ones most artisans use to ship single soap orders.
If I'm shipping 2+ soaps or something expensive, I use the USPS Flat Rate stuff. Follow /u/fuckchalzone's link for more info, but you can get a whole variety of boxes and padded envelopes for free from USPS. Since the supplies are free, I usually will put the item(s) in a small flat-rate box and then put that box inside a flat-rate padded envelope (same price), for extra security.
Use www.paypal.com/shipnow for an easy UI and you also get the same discount as USPS's website.
Where are you located and how many do you need? We designed our own box that fits an Ultimate disc perfectly and have them manufactured at a local box company. You can have some if you happen to be close enough to pick them up.
For shipping USPS will be cheapest. I hadn't heard of shipping a disc without packaging, but sounds awesome, ha! If you're not worried about bending I'd recommend at least put a poly bag around them to avoid scuffing. USPS can be pretty rough with packages, so we always ship a disc in a box. Some postal workers like to try to jam discs in mailboxes, so if you go the poly bag route, at least write "Do Not Bend" on the package.
Is it slabbed? If so, I'd wrap it in bubble wrap, then put it in a USPS 1092 box, then bubble wrap that box inside a USPS 1095 box.
If it isn't slabbed, I would sandwich it in between two (or four) sturdy, crease-free pieces of cardboard (or, even better, put it in a gemini mailer), then bubble wrap it inside a 1092 box, then bubble wrap that inside a 1095 box.
I would get signature confirmation (not just delivery confirmation) and give the buyer the option of paying for insurance (which would be about $30, I'm guessing).
Istapak foam it is fairly cheap on Amazon I found one for $10
I recommend these from personal experience: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0034PU6Y8/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_DX.Wub1S475KV
Just remember to remove the sleeve from the vinyl and place it on top of the cover. Wrap everything with bubble wrap. Place two cut out scrap cardboards a bit bigger than the vinyl on top and bottom and tape together. This protects the corners and sides from damage. It's a perfect fit. Just place everything inside the mailer.
I would not use a box if it's just a beanie you're sending. Use the plastic envelope thingy or...I get shipments from webs.com and they always arrive in some sort of plastic bags. I don't know where you would get such a thing but I bet it is probably cheaper than sending something in a box (I live overseas and have ordered from bernat, Caron, herrschners, WEBS, as well as a couple of UK places, and WEBS has been the cheapest shipping-wise).
I think they are these: http://www.amazon.com/100-10x13-VALUEMAILERS-MAILERS-ENVELOPES/dp/B000HG9I5A
or something similar.
edit: Also my family sends me packages about 2-3 times a year. The first year I lived overseas they sent stuff in boxes but switched to envelopes after that. They say it's cheaper. They always ship USPS.
Before I moved here, my husband was here for 6 months by himself, and I once sent him a package for his birthday via FedEx. Biggest mistake ever. That sucker cost me close to $250 to send. I think it weighed maybe 2 or 3 pounds. Don't ship with FedEX >_>
As a buyer, I like it when my LPs come in boxes like these: http://www.amazon.com/White-Record-Cardboard-Multi-Depth-Mailers/dp/B001J595VK
These are close to the same as the one you're using. I've never had any problems shipping in these
They have cardboard tubes you can use to roll your poster up and store in until you get it home. Or, if you see yourself getting a lot of posters in the future then grab one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UU6O2I/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_8?smid=A2CK5NG72UVSTT&amp;psc=1
I won't speak to the value of in-box vs out, because I don't know enough to give good estimates.
eBay does take 10% of the final sale price (including shipping), which is why Pops are more expensive there than on marketplaces like Funkoswap/Facebook. eBay will give you a bigger audience, but it does have the cost aspect you need to account for. Keep in mind that all of your sales (if using Paypal) will be subject to Paypal's 2.9% fee (I believe that's the right amount, not 100% sure). I sell most of my stuff on eBay. The net is about the same as if I sold it on here or Facebook, but I like that eBay is post-and-forget and I don't have to negotiate over PMs and replies for a long time before finally selling.
Packing materials are easy to come by. I sell everything in box, so I buy 9x6x4 boxes on Amazon in packs of 25. You can pick up similarly sized boxes at Walmart or presumably any department store with an office supplies section. Likewise for big rolls of bubble wrap, packing tape, and packing paper. Boxes should be around $0.50 a piece in-store and bubble wrap I'm not sure about.
I print all my shipping labels via USPS, either Priority Mail (2 day shipping, costs about $6.75 per Pop) or First Class (2-3 days usually - about $4.50 per Pop). You can print labels right off of the USPS site and tape them to the box, and then you just drop them off at your post office. If you sell on eBay, you get a discount on the label cost. A label that costs $4.29 on USPS costs me $3.88 when purchased through eBay's seller portal. I've never had a Pop arrive damaged with the way I package and via USPS. Even though I've never had something be damaged, anything I sell over $75 or so, I always insure at my own expense (usually about $3-4 for insurance).
This is essentially exactly how I ship, but I use packing paper instead of a plastic bag to secure the Pop from bouncing around in the box: https://www.reddit.com/r/funkopop/comments/3q29x4/showing_how_i_ship/
These are the boxes I primarily use: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E81LBCS/
And this is the packing paper I use: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HMIQ8A/
Not sure of a shipping company to suggest, but depending on how many she's sending, they do make boxes specifically for LPs like these.
I'm thinking about this one. Not sure if it's overkill.
40 inches should be more than enough for any poster I'd get at a con.
So... I've been to a few shows and I'm pretty deep into the poster game so far. If you are a person who hates holding those cardboard tubes all night, let me suggest https://www.amazon.com/Alvin-MT25-CL-Storage-Transport-inches/dp/B007RFP3PI . These are a great investment and can hold about 3 posters total in them (if you're buying for someone else). Also, you can slap some stickers on them so they look super cool!
I've got a few tubes like these that I use for larger bits of gel, and a duffel bag with smaller bits and small rags in. CT in one tube, common fx in another, etc...
Ok, thanks for the replies. Think I'm going to go with this, decent reviews and not too pricey.
Here's what I use:
Alvin Ice Tubes
I just started looking into flipping. I decided to do Amazon Trade-In for a couple of my old video games. When i send the package through UPS, can I pack it in a mailer envelope bag with bubble wrap or do I have to use a box?
Less valuable for Poshmark where box size constraints aren't as much of an issue but a box resizer is a quick and elegant solution for a lowish volume seller:
I put my sealed panties in these: 100 12x15.5 WHITE POLY MAILERS ENVELOPES BAGS 12 x 15.5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HG8720/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_XvICxbD9VMK7M
Then put that inside a priority envelope that's free at the post office
Typically I get records in the mail in boxes like these: http://www.amazon.com/Record-Mailing-Boxes-Mailers-FingerPop/dp/B0034PU6Y8
If you don't have any or can't find any locally, you can always just take 2 squares of cardboard, put the record between them and tape up the edges.
There's a pretty good vinyl shipping guide here: http://reviews.ebay.com/shipping-lp-records-packaging-tips?ugid=10000000000209124
Not endorsing one product or price, but there are a ton of options out there.
Also, grammatically "vinyls" is not correct. What you're selling is a record album pressed on vinyl. So it can be vinyl records or vinyl albums, but the word vinyl cannot be pluralized.
I'm thinking about going to that 27th game. If I brought a poster tube similar to this one, will Prudential let it in?
Get yourself a carton/box resizer. It makes resizing a box super easy!
1 X Cardboard Carton Box Sizer and Reducer by Unknown https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007CLW8ZK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_yLVqzb9EYVEEW
Basically, envelope with with bubble wrap interior.
I like these answers:
> I upgraded the container to a normal match stick holder
> they do not even come close to lasting. They are the literal sponges of geo containers and will get soaked
> Spend about a dollar each and get a Soda Bottle Preform. They last a long time in the outdoors (4 years and counting on my first one) and have a screw-on lid that keeps water out.
> Honestly? Don't. I've seen many of these containers in the wild, and every single one of them was in bad shape.
>I'm not sure where you got the idea that this game was founded on frugality. It was created when the military turned off SA for GPS units. GPS units at the time were very expensive compared to today. Plus the first Geocache was a 5 gallon bucket, which if you look at those prices, they aren't super cheap.
>Plus I wouldn't call preforms expensive. https://www.amazon.com/5col-Rugged-Geocache-Waterproof-Storage/dp/B00S8Q4T0A These are about $2/piece, cheaper per if you buy larger quantities.
If you sell them I wouldn’t worry about boxes. They’re plush so I recommend these envelopes:
100 12x15.5 WHITE POLY MAILERS... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HG8720?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Most people on here mail with PMs in a bubble mailer. I linked to it below.
As far as shipping goes, it would be more to ship to the U.S.(/u/gordie44 probably would be better than me to answer this), but I know there's a couple active silverbugs that are also from Canada, so international shipping might not be an issue.
Then the other highly recommended option is getting a tracking number on the shipment, but that can be something you and the buyer discuss
25 #000 4x8 KRAFT BUBBLE MAILERS PADDED ENVELOPES 4 x 8 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GHTBJ8/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_5rjQub14X5MFQ
Yo to help a brother out I use this when I ship my pc it works everytime https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA/ref=pd_bap_m_rp_11/139-5254330-1805554?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B00KAFU0ZA&amp;pd_rd_r=fdd22eaa-158b-4c23-96ca-47f17c514ae9&amp;pd_rd_w=3oUIM&amp;pd_rd_wg=NYyyU&amp;pf_rd_p=c3219280-80f4-43e6-abee-1a8cf87bc0ee&amp;pf_rd_r=Q87V8CCVCQHJ776VS68N&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=Q87V8CCVCQHJ776VS68N
PMK sets hold their value quite well, you could get 80 for base set (97 msrp) (strangely, a set for $50 from 16 days ago hasn't sold or information hasn't updated). Pro mods probably 35 (52 msrp). Pro mods are harder to sell since only some people need them.
For shipping, use paypal ship now if you are shipping to conus from conus. Would recommend a cheap pack of small bubble mailers like this one or something from walmart.
Something like this.
Here's 25 of the 9x6x4: https://www.amazon.com/Pratt-Recycled-Corrugated-Cardboard-Standard/dp/B00E81LBCS/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1506435576&amp;sr=8-16&amp;keywords=shipping+boxes
My local store sells them for $1 each, so if you are just looking for one then that might be your best bet to try some local record stores.
But I also buy these from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N41JJZE/
Not sure why they are so expensive right now, but usually they are closer to $30 I think.
I use these! http://www.amazon.com/100-10x13-VALUEMAILERS-MAILERS-ENVELOPES/dp/B000HG9I5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1381364615&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=polymailers
Also--I use flat padded envelopes and small/medium boxes for other things. You can order them for FREE on USPS
I use these guys and they're great!
Wow, that's a badass deal for someone doing a lot of selling. Bookmarked in case I need it in the future. Shipping of those does add up.
Quoted a #000 and a #2 shipment, with shipping came to 5.8 cents per #000 and 14.1 cents per #2.
For reference, I bought this and this shipped free using Amazon prime.
Works out to 7.5 cents per #000 and 32 cents per #2. Still have plenty of both left. Putting this up there as a less up-front cost alternative for someone doing less shipping.
Thanks again for the link though. Good info.
You can get a 50 pack of bubble mailers on amazon. These perfectly fit one deck in the original box. Ship via USPS first class for $3.50-4! Profit.
Edit:50 not $50 😂
For anyone who ships small things a lot (MUE/IMAM swaps and such), the same shipping envelopes can be found on amazon for a lot cheaper. These are the ones I bought.
Venmo is just a money-giving app, like Paypal but in app form.
The mailer boxes are for mailing the records to everyone individually. The order came to me with the 10 records in a box. So I bought the boxes at the link below to package them up individually for everybody.
Don't know about the rest, but baseball caps I would suggest picking up boxes like these 9x6x4:
They can still be sent First Class and it protects the hat from damage.
I bought these (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HG9I5A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) for less than $10 with prime shipping. That's 100 bags! I fit 10 hats in each one when I was shipping for Hats for Sailors, and it cost about $4-6 to go from Pennsylvania to California. One hat should be closer to $2 or $3 depending on how far it's going. If you're worried about it getting wet, stick it in a ziploc before putting it in the bag.
Totally understand that. It does give me inspiration to add something similar to the modular system I'm putting together though :) What test tubes do you use? I've order https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S8Q4T0A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 for my personal queen hunting but wasn't sure if there was a gold "standard" most people recommend.
These are the ones I bought - 10x13. I'm sure you can get anything similar and they'll work fine (read the reviews, if going with a different seller). I've been able to fit up to 3 or 4, depending on the shirt size. More than 2, though, and you're generally above the max USPS first class weight limit.
this is what i use, love em.
What do you mean about your grain bill being higher?
As far as the yeast goes, you're perfectly fine pitching the entire pack of yeast into a 2.5 gal batch. If you're interested in storing and saving yeast, make a larger starter than you would need, and save it in either a mason jar or a preform tube.
Some PC builders used to put large expanding-foam bags inside already built systems (with graphics card and cooler installed) which would fill all the spaces and prevent anything from moving. Supposedly it was very successful, or so I've heard.
EDIT: Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_bs_lp_tr_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=4MKJ1HJEXR3RR00Q843X
i would get this
to keep the componets save when traveling
this is what nzxt uses with their blds
Pokemonerd nailed it, try to group the commons. I downsized from 283 pops to 159 and it was rough. The largest groups I sold were 5 pops. After 5 shipping just gets very expensive and you either take a bigger loss or people bail because they don't want to pay the cost. Start with your local Facebook pages for the groups if you can.
These boxes were great for shipping singles and are relatively cheap.
Going to ship 2 records internationally, how should I box 'em? Can't find a box to ship them, I'm getting frustrated.
Looking for a box like this but I only need one. Where do you guys think I should be able to find some?
I have one of these and it is excellent. You could probably club someone to death before it would break.
there are special carton boxes for it, like this one
If you want something light and 95% of the way prebuilt, these will work for your rod: https://www.amazon.com/Alvin-Tubes-Storage-Transport-ANMT25-CL/dp/B007RFP3PI/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1474159404&amp;sr=8-15&amp;keywords=plastic+storage+tube
I have a ton of posters. If you want the official one sold inside the venue, I would suggest going in right when the doors open. Yes, the demand is highly dependent on the artist, but sometimes a poster that you think won't sell out will. If you really want the poster for that night, just get in the venue early.
I hate carrying merch around the venue. If you can, have a friend stand on the other side of the entrance and pass him/her the poster to put in your car. I can't speak for every venue, but it is extremely easy to do this at MPP. If you can't do this, buy one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Nozlen-Expanding-Document-Poster-Inches/dp/B00DGWRHQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1404221332&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Poster+tube
Pull your GPU, use one of these. Took a 13 1/2 hour drive with this in the back of a u haul, because I didn't have anywhere else to put my PC. Worked absolutely perfectly.
Pratt record mailers are pretty much the best thing out right now. If you're not in a hurry, they often go on sale for $25-27 for the bundle if 25:
I buy my initial yeast and make a starter. Then cold crash, decant, and divvy it up into 2l test tube forms. Then I use each tube for a starter. When I get down to the last tube I make a starter to replenish my yeast supply. I've used them out to 9 months, but they are really best before 6 months in my opinion. 1000ml starter batch crashed and decanted down to 100ml will easily fill 4 or 5 tubes. If you only do this once and use every tube you get your yeast price down to $2 or less per batch. Don't be afraid to do two starters in a row if you think your yeast is sluggish.
Build a stir plate $15 tops
Stir bar $4
1l flask $14
Preform tubes $10
Cache Tube 5-pack (Clear, Plastic): Rugged, Waterproof Storage for Fire/Survival/Fishing Kit or Geocache https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S8Q4T0A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_r4NDzbK8EHBZM
Your favorite yeast $8
1lb dme $6
That will be $6 for my hard work and dedication
Hope that helps!
EDIT: I just realized you were talking about 45s and not 33s. My advice still stands, just use stuff for 45s instead of 33s like I picked out.
The Boxery 8x6x4'' Shipping Boxes 25 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016N37PXC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apap_iRR62aZJVzitv
For one at a time these are the boxes I use, they are only around 30 cents apiece
Looks like Amazon is the best price on those. HBlife 4x8 Inches Kraft Bubble Mailers Self Seal Padded Envelopes, Pack of 50 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076DTR1N3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VmkaCbPD62N8Q
Here you go.
Thanks again. Priority Mail sounds way too expensive -- another 33% of the $15 I'd charge. But $2.56 isn't so bad. So I just put it in an envelope (I have a ton of these), take it to the Post Office and say I want USPS Parcel Select? One thing I found said you can only buy that kind of shipping online.
amazon has some, https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA/ref=sr_1_2?crid=U06Z7GFRFSMB&keywords=expanding%2Bfoam%2Bbag&qid=1555700280&s=gateway&sprefix=expanding%2Bfoa%2Caps%2C162&sr=8-2&th=1
i do not use buble wrap mailers. i put them in bags and boards, all the online stores i buy from seem to love them for some reason. first thing i do is remove them so i've usually got a huge pile of them. and then i put them in a specially made mailer for comics.
something like this
which i get with my online orders and carefully open allowing me to reuse them once i remove the shipping label with my name on it.
This is the one I have. It works well for 2 mats, rolled together. Nozlen Document Poster Tube - Black Plastic Storage Tube Expands from 24.5" up to 40" with Clear ID Card Cap - Water and Light Resistant - Telescoping For Posters, Artwork and Drawings Model DT3001 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DGWRHQY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_StgPAb76E0QK8
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00S8Q4T0A/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_LncAwbPTD05B7 sorry it might be mobile link. Just go on Amazon and search "bottle preforms" if you have any trouble
Here is some ! https://www.amazon.com/Variable-Depth-Record-Mailers-White/dp/B0034PU6Y8 . I see you post on vgmvinyl let me know what you are selling I might be interested!
I lug around a big BUBM Bag around to airports and the like. Domestic flights in Thailand charge extra for the extra bag. Airports are not delicate with the bag and I'm surprised nothing other than various parts of the case are broken. On the international flight I use instapaks to protect the insides as much as I can. On domestic flights I just pray for the best. My monitor is a massive 27 inch Asus regular montor. I had a ROG Swift 165hz monitor that an airline trashed a year ago; havent had the heart to buy it again.
Only tips I can give is have only a bit of clothes and get insurance whenever you can. Triple wrap with bubble wrap whenever you can too.
Here's a pic of my setup atm. Excuse the jankiness lol.
Oh and for specs:
1TB Samsung EVO SSD
z270 Taichi motherboard
16GB G Skill 3200MHz ram
I use polymailers (I bought a stack of 100 a few years ago, still tons left - I think they're even cheaper on ebay). I have a kitchen scale that I use to weigh (include packaging), and then I just go through paypal's shipping service and put the weight from the scale plus one oz just in case of rounding error. Delivery confirmation is automatically added on, and then you can just dump it in any blue mailbox on the street.
International is different, though I still use the polymailer, I double up on it because customs is rough! If doing a mix, I'd still do the US ones at home and only go to the post office for international - it will be cheaper that way.
Make sure you only ever send to an authorized address. If you send to an unauthorized address on paypal, then you do not get seller protection and can be scammed. Along those same lines, I would caution sending a large amount of anything internationally if you are doing it through paypal - tracking can sometimes cost up to $30 and if you don't have tracking, you're not protected.
The Boxery 8x6x4'' Shipping Boxes 25 Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016N37PXC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kz2kybNQCMSK1
I use these! But you can get them at like a staples!
If you can, you should ship it with only the case, PSU, SSD/HDDs, and motherboard with only CPU in inside the box the case came in.
The GPU and RAM are notorious for falling out and damaging the inside of the case during shipping. The CPU cooler can also break the motherboard during shipping.
Finally, a great step in protecting the parts is to use a expanding foam like this one too help keep the parts left in the PC from falling around. https://www.amazon.com/EcoBox-Inches-Instapak-Temperature-2030-1/dp/B00KAFU0ZA
I buy these
I've only had to spend about $3 to ship across the country (not counting envelope, but I bought a set of 100 mailers for like $8 on amazon so I don't have to purchase packaging anymore). Domestic should be about $6 with tracking/insurance. Canada, $10.
Little bit more expensive but can fit 2 mats and easy carry. Alvin MT37-CL Ice Tubes Clear Storage & Transport Tube 2 3/4 inches I.D. x 37 inches https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000UU6O2I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_Ek19AbZQPPJJF
My bad. Copy and paste issues.
I bought this one last week: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009MPB9KY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
This is a good size box and free shipping if you have Amazon Prime
these are the boxes I use, actually bigger than what you recommended. They are thick and sturdy. I wrap the pop in bubble wrap(like a gift), tape it up. I then use packing paper around the pop to act as bumpers so it doesnt get dinged from something hitting the box.
Use [salecalc] (https://salecalc.com/) calculate profits and fees.
Calculate shipping by weighing item + plus packing materials. You will need either a shipping scale or kitchen scale to determine weight. Choose "calculated shipping" when listing using the item's weight with packaging and it's dimensions. If you are going to sell clothing I recommend buying some [poly mailers] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HG8720/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) since they are lightweight, cheap, and great for mailing clothing items. I also recommend ordering some FREE padded flat rate envelopes and some A2 boxes from USPS.com for shipping items Priority Mail that are greater than 1 pound.
its not even like bubble loaders are expensive either
Here is what I do, and I ship things for very cheap.
When I get a bundle of free boxes, I will put aside a few to use as backers for first class packages. I divide up the box (usually the prefolded sides are finely sized for it) and cut them out. I will take the DVD, wrap in 2 layers of bubble wrap (not much) and place one of these sheets of cardboard on each side and tape them together. Then they go inside these cheap poly mailers.
I have sold hundreds of DVD sized items and never had one break this way.
I use these.
Note you don't even need a bubble mailer. We use these when shipping a shirt: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HG9I5A?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00
/u/BeatVids, I'm late to the game, but want to enter another BIG yes vote for the Chrome Industries bags. I'm in a similar situation. In my case, in addition, I have multiple bikes (which means I need to wear a bag, rather than mount one, for versatility) and will ride in any weather that isn't icy, including torrential downpours, with my stupidly expensive, 8lb 17" work laptop in the bag.
My solution is a Chrome Metropolis, which while it's no longer offered, is a slightly bigger version of the Chrome Citizen messenger bag. I loathe wearing bags on a bike, and yet I don't mind this one a bit, even with the enormous laptop, lunch, and anything else I need to wear to work in it. Their strapping system is secure and comfortable. The Metropolis will still hold a hard hat in addition to the laptop and my lunch in a soft cooler, half scale (11x17) drawings, and if I need to transport full size drawings I can carry them in a waterproof poster tube strapped up under the messenger bag flap.
I've done 100+ mile rides with this bag through rain so hard and constant that the inside of the bag was the only thing dry on the bike, me included.
With the Metropolis gone, Chrome's other messenger bags are also similarly constructed and durable. The Citizen isn't quite as big, but that said, the Metropolis is HUGE (it will swallow a full case of beer). My wife uses the much smaller Mini Metro on her bike, and it has no trouble with her conventionally sized 15" laptop and gear. It's been similarly durable and reliable, and was largely why I went for Chrome bags in the first place.
.69 on my last order, but I only buy 50 at a time..
That said 100 for .465 a piece:
I'm not sure how this trade is logistically easier/cheaper than just buying in bulk, but I could be missing something...
Shipping alone seems like it's going to eat a lot of costs...
I use these 8x6x4 boxes: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B016N37PXC/ref=yo_ii_img?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
They're about 30 cents per box with free shipping.