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#1 Thu, 10/07/2014 - 05:19

Cardboard Boxes - Where to get them free or cheapest price?

I have seen some cardboard boxes at Officeworks they seem like an ok price. Where else can these be found and at a cheaper price?

Also just wondering if these can be had for free at stores like Woolworths, Coles etc. Since they put out stock everyday and they must be having loads of these lying around so is asking them for some worth a try. Has anyone ever tried to get some for free from stores?

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Thu, 10/07/2014 - 09:53

You have to ask around. Big retail chains recycle their boxes but depending on how nicely you ask, they will be happy to give you a few. If you want good quality large size 'specialized' boxes for moving purposes, you can find them a lot cheaper on eBay.

Here's an example: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/10-Cardbo...

Remember, the key is to get the right size and strength if you plan to use them for the purpose of moving a house.

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Thu, 10/07/2014 - 12:50

You can get them free from major retailers as you suggest, just find where they store them and get them before they're flat packed for recycling. If you ask nicely I'm sure the warehouse guys will give you some. Also I have seen people giving away free or cheap moving boxes on Gumtree and Freecycle.

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Thu, 10/07/2014 - 17:04

You can also get them from those long term storage places like Kennards, Fort Knox, etc. Either new, or discounted second hand jobs.

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