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Did Amazon have some kind of a falling out with their shipping box suppliers?


#1 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:29 AM

I buy all my shipping boxes from Amazon in bulk. The Pratt shipping boxes all have pretty convenient prices. $8 for a set of 25 boxes sized 9x6x3 and 12x6x4 and roughly $5 more for bigger sized ones like 18x16x6. Now, Amazon isn't selling any Pratt brand boxes and the 3rd party sellers' prices are, for lack of a better word, abominable. What's the deal? I'm almost out of boxes and am getting antsy.



#2 electricsleep  

electricsleep

Posted 09 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

I used to buy those same ones.  I bought some stuff from these guys after amazon stopped selling the Pratt brand and they have been pretty solid.

 

https://www.amazon.c...ages/6342693011



#3 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 21 May 2018 - 07:32 PM

I used to buy those same ones.  I bought some stuff from these guys after amazon stopped selling the Pratt brand and they have been pretty solid.

 

https://www.amazon.c...ages/6342693011

It's no good. Most of theirs is also unavailable.



#4 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 18 August 2018 - 07:07 AM

What a cluster----. Most of the boxes have come back in stock, but the prices are 2-3x what they were before. They sometimes have a decent drop for like a day before shooting back up, so when I was lucky enough to see it during the lows, I grabbed it, but I don't like this game of Spin the Wheel. Rather play Pin the Tail on the Bezos.



#5 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 21 August 2018 - 11:42 AM

You can get eBay shipping boxes pretty cheap. Just might have to cover up or mark through the eBay logo if you’re not selling/shopping through there.

#6 juangrande386   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1356 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

juangrande386

Posted 22 August 2018 - 12:35 AM

I just reuse boxes and bubble envelopes I receive stuff in or my work is going to trash...........the only packaging Ive paid for in the past 5 years in probably just tape and bubble wrap!



#7 TuscaloosaJohnny  

TuscaloosaJohnny

Posted 26 August 2018 - 01:09 PM

I just reuse boxes and bubble envelopes I receive stuff in or my work is going to trash...........the only packaging Ive paid for in the past 5 years in probably just tape and bubble wrap!


I do something similar...get boxes from our church and my son’s school that they’re going to trash. I also use that quarterly $25 voucher for eBay store owners.

#8 Yu Narukami  

Yu Narukami

Posted 17 January 2019 - 09:22 AM

Still like this. Like I said before, sometimes the prices drop to an amount resembling what they were before, but it's still not really close and in any case, it's not happening as of late. I'm all out of the boxes I need and I've got orders piling up. Guess I'll head to UPS or Uhaul and see if they have a deal on bulk small boxes. Otherwise I'm in deep shit.



#9 Titan X   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   96 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 January 2019 - 06:32 PM

Still like this. Like I said before, sometimes the prices drop to an amount resembling what they were before, but it's still not really close and in any case, it's not happening as of late. I'm all out of the boxes I need and I've got orders piling up. Guess I'll head to UPS or Uhaul and see if they have a deal on bulk small boxes. Otherwise I'm in deep shit.

Aren't the boxes free in bulk orders of 10 or 20 at USPS? https://store.usps.c...equestid=644233



#10 nigel200099   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   21 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

nigel200099

Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:48 AM

Aren't the boxes free in bulk orders of 10 or 20 at USPS? https://store.usps.c...equestid=644233


Shipping boxes at the Post office are super expensive. Priority mail boxes are free. But priority mail shipping is super expensive as well.