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And the Oscar for the Most Secure Packaging goes to..............

Afternoon,

Don't get me wrong I am not against Safe, Secure, Bullet Proof packaging. It is a must for all of our collectibles! But...sometimes it just gets rediculous. And we wonder why the World sees us the USA as so wasteful:

Just received this today, One Graded Comic took all of this packaging! I see this a lot with Graded Comics as most ship in a Large Flat Rate Box which is way too big and the filling can be quite interesting. I have received packages padded with Socks (Clean), Underwear (Clean), Shirts, stacks of Chinese Restaurant Menus, Padded Envelopes (Those are nice, once got a Medium Flat Rate Box with 20+ Unused Brand New 00 Padded Envelopes), and you just about name it! Didn't have to buy Card Envelopes for a couple weeks. Haven't bought Bubble Wrap in years, reuse it all. I don't understand how some of these guys put 1/2 roll in one package!

What are some unusual Packaging you've received?

YeeHaw!

Neil

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    SoxSox Posts: 16 ✭✭

    I get items wrapped in local newspapers from time to time. Kind of interesting…

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    burghmanburghman Posts: 807 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 25, 2024 6:43AM

    Little old lady got mutilated late last night

    (always loved that alliteration)

    Before they started banning them, I saved my plastic bags from the grocery store for packing. Now that many have switched to paper, I have to save the dozens I have left for cleaning up the yard after the dog :)

    I used to have that book, ungraded. Sold a couple years ago - seeing it again brings back some good memories.

    Jim

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    and.... when will duty update the avatar picture.. that 'best pic of my life so I'll use it everywhere' is like from 80 years ago right ? Balls enough to post an actual pic of oneself should require updating after 2 decades. heh heh

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    frankhardyfrankhardy Posts: 8,046 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @RonSportscards said:
    It sucks when people abuse the free USPS padded envelopes and other supplies.

    It stinks when the government takes and abuses our money as well.

    Shane

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    JoeBanzaiJoeBanzai Posts: 11,222 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @frankhardy said:

    @RonSportscards said:
    It sucks when people abuse the free USPS padded envelopes and other supplies.

    It stinks when the government takes and abuses our money as well.

    It took 4 Presidents, unknown TRILLIONS of dollars and 20 years to replace the Taliban with............the Taliban.

    2013,14 and 15 Certificate Award Winner Harmon Killebrew Master Set and Master Topps Set
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    johfrjohfr Posts: 92 ✭✭✭

    Ever get a box from Heritage Auctions? Takes about an hour and a half to get to what's inside. I love secure packaging but they go way over the top.

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    coinspackscoinspacks Posts: 970 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 1, 2024 9:16AM

    Pwcc also used to ship securely.

    I like comic books too just got this one.

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    originalisbestoriginalisbest Posts: 5,915 ✭✭✭✭

    You'd rather it had arrived with no padding at all, and a nice crack on some corner of the holder? I swear, you can't please some people. And what waste? Obviously, the packing material can be easily repurposed by yourself.

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    bramn8rbramn8r Posts: 749 ✭✭✭✭✭

    yours was secure, USPS machinery did this and the coin got a small scratch on the slab

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    AhmanfanAhmanfan Posts: 4,351 ✭✭✭✭

    What was the value of the book?

    Collecting
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    thedutymon11thedutymon11 Posts: 636 ✭✭✭✭

    @Ahmanfan said:
    What was the value of the book?

    If I remember correctly, that was a $40 Dollar Book. I have been concentrating recently in picking up as many low dollar 1960-80's CGC Graded Marvel and DC as I can get my hands on. I literally am picking up 9.0's, 9.2's, & 9.4's, and some 9.6's, for many times less than it cost for the Comic, let alone what it cost to Grade them as well.
    1 Year ago I had Zero Graded Comics in my collection, today I just added number 127!

    As an example the Tomb Of Dracula Comic pictured above, paid $40 for it in 9.0, Book would cost in the neighborhood of $30-$45 Raw in that condition. Then shipping from/to CGC, and $37.50 to Grade the Comic. Somebody was probably into that book for $75-$100! when I purchased, Shipping was $10, tax $2, so I am allin in the book at $53 or so.

    I have picked up Graded 9.6's for as low as $9.99. And not some Independent crapola, but Mainstream Marvel and DC!

    YeeHaw!

    Neil

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