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FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby Philsuma » Thu May 19, 2011 11:34 pm

Want some free small size styrofoam containers ?

Well made, strong and some with outer cardboard boxes ?

Like to be "green" and reuse items ?

I Do.

Go to your local Veterinarian and ask them for their used styrofoam boxes. They get them in almost every week with shipped medicines, blood products ect and usually give them out for free , just for the asking. The are perfect for our hobby purposes - small, well made, strong, foam boxes with good lids too.

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Postby cablemandan » Thu May 19, 2011 11:45 pm

I would not have ever thought of that. Great call!
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Postby D3monic » Fri May 20, 2011 12:04 am

Thansk for the Idea Phil, I didn't even thing of this. I am supposed to be shipping some frogs for the first time next week. My Aunt-inlaw works at a vet clinic. I just shot her a message asking if she could grab me a few containers next time shes at work.

One less shipping cost at least.
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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby cablemandan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:41 pm

heh, I am just using them for cultures atm, frog man sent me home with them. But what ever makes my wife feel happy about the cultures being contained, I am also happy with ;)

Problem now is I have 12 cultures + my springtails so she isn't buying the 2 white little coolers...so I need some more ASAP
I have cultures all over the place and need to contain them somewhat lol

I'll be calling the vets tomorrow.. cuz i can mark them by date on the outside and stagger stack them for air.

I do have a room - she is willing to let me make a frog room now that she saw the breeder's room and its not all over the house :)
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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby Philsuma » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:07 pm

Shipping season is here.....don't forget your awesome, free styro containers !

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Postby Venutus1 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:06 pm

great tip.
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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby wohlerswi » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:01 pm

Awesome idea Phil. I wouldnt have come across this thread either so good bump bro. Phil comes through with cutting edge ideas yet again folks! :D Hey Phil, by the way, do they get in different sizes? I assume they do as Im sure they dont order the same quantities of things week after week.

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Postby Philsuma » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:11 pm

Yep...all different sizes and most all are VERY well made and strong. I can't imagine a Vet NOT giving someone who asks for a couple of these.

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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby sidney ferrell » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:26 pm

My local pet shops always hook me up with styro boxes too...its what they receive their fish in. I picked up 50 boxes they had in a backroom. All sizes.

So.....boxes anyone???

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Postby wohlerswi » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:25 pm

The boxes I always end up getting are huge and inefficient with their bulkiness and cost to ship. I wish my LFS had different size boxes, but awesome tip on the vet thing Phil. Im going to have to hit up my vet when I return home next week.
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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby Philsuma » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:19 am

Vet styro boxes are much better than pet store boxes IMO.

The vet / lab kind are smaller and way better insulated -thicker and TOUGH. Some of those small lunch box sized vet boxes seem so well made, you could probably stand on them. All different sizes.

Take it from me and remember one of life's many 'golden rules'.....

"If you don't ask.....you don't get"

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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby zachk » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:58 am

Phil,

Walgreens and other retail pharmacies across the U.S. are starting to get in their vaccine shipments for this fall/winter immunizations. As a recipient of many of these boxes, they are well worth the effort of getting to know your local pharmacy manager. :)

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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby RichFrye » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:14 pm

More and more many clinics getting these uber-boxes need to return them for re-use. An eco-friendly solution to all that styro not be re-used by us froggers.
I just bring it up due to the fact it is getting harder to get boxes from vets.
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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby frogfreak » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:23 pm

All are returned here and impossible to get free.
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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby edwardsatc » Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:42 pm

Go to your local university biology department ... there always seems to be an overabundance, especially in the genetics labs. My department has at least 100 containers in the store room just collecting dust and the pile grows weekly.

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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby Philsuma » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:05 am

free for the asking...veterinarian office, college biology dept....free and close by to everyone.

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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby Philsuma » Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:58 pm

Black Jungle needs Styrofoam containers for shipping and are offering six bucks store credit for each one! Help em out.

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Re: FREE styrofoam shipping containers !

Postby Philsuma » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:18 pm

It's that magical time of year again folks....SHIPPING SEASON !!!


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