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How to package a neck tie for mailing

How to package a neck tie for mailing

swilkes3
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What is a good way to mail a men's neck tie with little postage.  They are so light but I don't want it damaged.  Any suggestions?

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Re: How to package a neck tie for mailing

in reply to Oct 26, 2013 10:44:41 AM

Put it in a plastic bag, then put it in a padded envelope.

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iknowwhatiswhat
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Staple gun it down to a stiff board about 10 - 20 staples would do it.

 

Just kidding  how about roll it as opposed to folding it.

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 10:48:18 AM
Rockstar

1st class parcel.

Probably about $2. online w tracking.

 

Envelopes can be risky for certain items, because they can be damaged  ripped open in sorting machines.

I use boxes for most everything that cost about 28 cents each small items, I also use tyvek envelopes sometimes, depending on the item.

I like items like ties to stay nice, not wrinkled and wadded up upon arrival, so boxes work nicely for me.

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 10:59:13 AM
bizybeez
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Make sure there are no creases in the tie, some creases can never be removed completely !

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black*max
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Are you asking about how to mail it or how to package it?

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 11:04:28 AM
Rockstar

black*max wrote:

Are you asking about how to mail it or how to package it?


I answered how I do it and what class of mailing I use, since I felt it was important....

Woman SurprisedWoman HappyWoman Very Happy

 

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 12:49:54 PM

"I use boxes for most everything that cost about 28 cents each small items"

 


Make friends with your local Hallmark (or any gift store) and they'll save you a ton of ornament boxes, picture frame boxes, and all manner of boxes suitable for first class.  I do line them with styrofoam sheets to give them more stability.  I'd probably coil a tie up and put it in an ornament box...Smiley Happy

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 1:11:34 PM
Rockstar
Last Edited 01:12:43 PM

With the number of boxes I use per year, buying is cheaper than driving around trying to collect freebies.

Plus they are unmarked, clean and new.

 

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 1:54:55 PM
mr.elmwood
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I do not dumpster dive for boxes either. Other than dignified, plus, ya can get caught.

Ask at a tie store how they get them. This is a very good question.

I would think folded over is fine as long as it is not pressed down. Support the bends with bubble wrap, etc.

Then staple gun it down.
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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 1:56:36 PM
Last Edited 01:59:36 PM

With the number of boxes I use per year, buying is cheaper than driving around trying to collect freebies.

Plus they are unmarked, clean and new.

 


My Hallmark is a five minute drive away...and their boxes are unmarked, clean and used once.  The little boxes come in a larger box so they have no printing on them.  Smiley Happy

 

I do not dumpster dive for boxes either. 

 


Nor do I, I walk inside their cute little store and they've got them all stacked in a larger box waitng for me.

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 2:12:09 PM
mr.elmwood
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Cat, I discovered the mother lode of bubble wrap. A computer store not far from me. I now have enough, free, bubble wrap to keep me going for a year.
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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 3:04:20 PM

Me too, E.  The guy who runs the furniture warehouse which is on the way to my line dancing class (so I'm not driving all over!), saves regular bubble wrap (a lot of 12 x 12 bubble 'envelopes'--don't know what comes in them)   and other heavier duty bubble stuff, and those thin styrofoam sheets that I break up to line each box, and my latest thing was a trove of large felt covers with drawstrings.  I recently used them to cover my tag sale tables after I got them set up so bird plop wouldn't get on my stuff.  The good thing about them is I can just pitch them because there'll always be more.  One is thrown on a daybed on my porch right now with two fat cats sleeping in the folds. Smiley Happy

 

All I'm saying is you don't have to dive, you don't have to use dirty packing, you don't have to waste a lot of time gathering, if you just ingratiate yourself with a couple of people here and there.

 

Here's a coupla shots of  part of my futility room, formerly my dark room back in the day when I was a photographer. Those small boxes are just right for sending little bottles of perfume or other small items.pakcing supplies0001.JPGpakcing supplies0002.JPG

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 3:08:08 PM
gopetersen
Rockstar

"Make sure there are no creases in the tie, some creases can never be removed completely !"

 

I heartily second and third this.

 

Don't fold it. I sell neckties from time to time and I never fold them.

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 3:56:29 PM
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Last Edited 03:58:05 PM

That is great! wish I had a store like that close by. I would grab them all day long. 

 

When I am at the farm I am an hour from pretty much anywhere and nothing.

My other *Town* for me is 2-3 hrs away.

 

In *town*, I do grab at one store, nice clean ones for larger items. Parcel select mailing. Lamp fixtures etc. If I have the truck hauling stuff, since I get alot at one time.

I love that foam to line boxes for larger items.

 

Small boxes online are so darn cheap, I usually keep 100 ea of several sizes handy. I order from 2 different online sites, (uline ?? and threeb??)

 

Nothing worse than to need a certain size box and have to start figuring out a *franken* box. I have a whole area in the basement just for box/supply storage out here. When it town it is much easier, Hopefully by next year.. 

 

elmwood, I picture you using duck tape and staples!! Smiley Happy

 

 

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 4:03:07 PM

Aw, I don't figure E for a fancy duct tape and staples kind of guy.  I'm guessing he's more the baling wire and chewing gum type. Smiley Happy

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 4:10:20 PM

iknowwhatiswhat wrote:

Staple gun it down to a stiff board about 10 - 20 staples would do it.

 

Just kidding  how about roll it as opposed to folding it.


ROFLMAO!

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 4:39:24 PM
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catahoulacurry wrote:

Aw, I don't figure E for a fancy duct tape and staples kind of guy.  I'm guessing he's more the baling wire and chewing gum type. Smiley Happy


smiley1.jpg Perfect! lol

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 9:49:32 PM
gopetersen
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Last Edited 09:50:52 PM

"Nothing worse than to need a certain size box and have to start figuring out a *franken* box. I have a whole area in the basement just for box/supply storage out here."

 

I know that one!

 

 

Every collectible I have is a DIFFERENT SIZE AND SHAPE and it can be a nightmare finding a box that is BIG enough to be safe and SMALL enough to ship without costing a fortune.

 

I have zillions of flattened boxes, a couple of thousand, all shapes and sizes and yet... when I look for the right box, they are either 1" too small (not safe) or 1" too big (too heavy).

 

It's not unusual for me to repack a delicate item three times to get the right balance and some are definitely Franken-boxes!

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in reply to Oct 26, 2013 10:06:44 PM
Rockstar

So funny!

Selling vintage, different sizes and shapened items can and does have its draw backs.

I now have some standard **franken** box shapes I create down to a fine "art" for certain items that are larger since I can never find just the right box that I feel really good about. lol

 

 

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