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I need big cardboard box(es)!

Discussion in 'General' started by dragontail, 25 Oct 2007.

  1. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    ...to cut a long story short, I need to return a bike I bought from Argos, but they want packaged "sufficiently" :wallbash:. Basically, I'm on the lookout for a large cardboard box that can take a bike with the front wheel removed. Two boxes taped together will also work, even three (!).

    Anyone from around/passing through Cambridge in the next week with boxes they want to get rid of could do me a huge favour and transfer them over to me :). Do you guys have any ideas where I could get this from (no matter how silly it sounds)?
     
  2. TheCherub

    TheCherub Minimodder

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    Most supermarkets have largish cardboard boxes that you can take.
     
  3. JCG

    JCG What's a Dremel?

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    Try a bicycle shop if there is one nearby. You could get the perfect cardboard box from them.
     
  4. lex90

    lex90 Minimodder

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    2nd JCG's idea, the get shipped in those boxes so they should have them.
     
  5. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    if the worst comes to the worst get a load of smaller boxes open them up flat and type them all together and make your own box
     
  6. mrlanrat

    mrlanrat What's a Dremel?

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    Mabey try to find a refrigerator box?
     
  7. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Best way to do it tbh
     
  8. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Duck type.
     
  9. EmJay

    EmJay What's a Dremel?

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    I used to find lots of refrigerator boxes in the dumpster next to an appliance outlet. You could call local shops and ask if they've got spares you could have, if all else fails.
     
  10. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    people at work are wondering why i'm laughing at my pc :hehe: i find the this very funny, maybe it's just friday but i find the question amusing - businesses everywhere have boxes they are throwing out! cardboard boxes are not rare :hehe: Does anyone have one spare for me? please? i need a cardboard box!!!

    getting a perfect box from a bike shop is the best option, :clap: for JCG

    I'm outta here... hometime :D
     
  11. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    do you not recycle out there? is there not some sort of recycling depot you can get boxes from?
     
  12. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    Tried a couple of cycle shops and an appliance place and eventually found a box big enough :) Thanks guys for the ideas.
     
  13. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    no probs :thumb: bit-tech is here for all your used cardboard box needs!

    When you think of rubbish, think of us! - inspired by/ripped off from eddie murphy
     
  14. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Go to the back of a big electronics shop and nick some...
     
  15. JCG

    JCG What's a Dremel?

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    Then send the 50 inch tv that was in it to me :hehe:
     
  16. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    ask at a bike shop. they are usually anxious to give the boxes away.
     

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