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Where do you buy large bubble wrap like this and what you commonly use for shipping e934e1cc13b7fef3509a7cd94e381729.jpg
Idk what size is that but prob 1”1/4
 
https://www.foambubble.com/what-size-bubble-wrap-do-i-need
I rarely ever use bubble wrap, only on sets where I know for a fact the customer is wanting perfect boxes... ie LM2 brickheadz and one Vader bust bust the buyer messaged me about box condition. If I use anything I prefer brown paper as it has more give than bubble wrap. But most of the time I just ship in the right size box and I have never heard a word back about box condition.
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7 hours ago, Shortbus311 said:

I rarely ever use bubble wrap, only on sets where I know for a fact the customer is wanting perfect boxes... ie LM2 brickheadz and one Vader bust bust the buyer messaged me about box condition. If I use anything I prefer brown paper as it has more give than bubble wrap. But most of the time I just ship in the right size box and I have never heard a word back about box condition.

I recently switched to brown paper, best thing ever.

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1 minute ago, MotorCityMuscle said:

are you guys wrapping sets with it or to use as cushion/gap filler?

cushion / gap filler

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1 minute ago, MotorCityMuscle said:

are you guys wrapping sets with it or to use as cushion/gap filler?

The paper is heavy, if you ask me.

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The paper is heavy, if you ask me.
If 1 extra ounce for the weight of paper sends my package into a new price bracket then I use one or two of the air pillows I get from buying from the online retailers. Unless it is a high value set, then I still use paper and just eat the extra cost. But for $20-$50 sets it is air pillows all day every day.
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4 minutes ago, Shortbus311 said:
34 minutes ago, Brystheguy said:
The paper is heavy, if you ask me.

If 1 extra ounce for the weight of paper sends my package into a new price bracket then I use one or two of the air pillows I get from buying from the online retailers. Unless it is a high value set, then I still use paper and just eat the extra cost. But for $20-$50 sets it is air pillows all day every day.

are you all using anything to protect corners? or are you using paper, etc., to create that cushion between sides to keep corners away?

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9 minutes ago, Shortbus311 said:
39 minutes ago, Brystheguy said:
The paper is heavy, if you ask me.

If 1 extra ounce for the weight of paper sends my package into a new price bracket then I use one or two of the air pillows I get from buying from the online retailers. Unless it is a high value set, then I still use paper and just eat the extra cost. But for $20-$50 sets it is air pillows all day every day.

its more a space issue for me, i just don't have the room for Air Pillows, I'll use them if I have them.  As far as weight goes, it really only matters for staying under 16oz and I don't run into that very often.  Also, I've noticed that since I switched to paper I get more comments about the quality of my shipping.

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1 hour ago, MotorCityMuscle said:

are you all using anything to protect corners? or are you using paper, etc., to create that cushion between sides to keep corners away?

Yes, you can corrugate the paper in the corners to make a tight cushion.

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5 hours ago, zaphoid said:

its more a space issue for me, i just don't have the room for Air Pillows, I'll use them if I have them.  As far as weight goes, it really only matters for staying under 16oz and I don't run into that very often.  Also, I've noticed that since I switched to paper I get more comments about the quality of my shipping.

The eternal conversation continues: paper or plastic...

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Sorry if it has been re-stated in the past, but what are the most common box sizes people use for medium to large recent lego sets?

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37 minutes ago, locidm said:

Sorry if it has been re-stated in the past, but what are the most common box sizes people use for medium to large recent lego sets?

Check the first post in this thread.

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1 hour ago, exciter1 said:

Check the first post in this thread.

Thanks! Should have checked there first.

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14 minutes ago, MotorCityMuscle said:

Thanks! I don't have my protractor handy :), assume this gives me a go around or two of bubble wrap or some shipping paper?

Edit: never mind. 

This will give you a little room for padding.

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