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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:16 pm 
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I recently received a seat post from another member in some packaging that they had obviously received a post in from yet another member. I used the same packaging again to send a post that I sold last week and it got me thinking....how many times can we use the same jiffy bag/cardboard box to send a part to a fellow retrobiker before we get the same one back? :D Would it be like the 6 degrees of separation? :)


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:21 pm 
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:lol:

ive thought the same

last thing i got was a wheel packed in a big foil bag . inside that was some thick foam and lastly a carpet :lol:

ive got a store of boxs and bubble wrap under a table :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:31 pm 
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Very important! Bicycles are meant to be green. I use small labels on mine so its easy for the next user to cover or remove, plus its 'low impact' from me.
No point putting it in a hole in the ground if we don't have to!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:45 pm 
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Do this all the time 8) and also with jiffy bags, whip off the old label and away it goes on another trip.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:02 pm 
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yup me too! always recycle jiffy bags! :)

dont think ive ever bought one!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:06 pm 
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yep - never bought any packaging yet - which must mean I buy *at least* as much as I sell and given I have a huge stockpile of padded envelopes etc I suspect I buy in fact *much more* than I sell :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:11 pm 
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I have had a 'returner' on another Forum. I remember clearly because I used a new jiffy :wink: took about a month and a half to get back to me. It didn't want to stop its progress so I sent it on again, I think it is somewhere in N.I at the moment :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:45 pm 
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orange71 wrote:
yep - never bought any packaging yet - which must mean I buy *at least* as much as I sell and given I have a huge stockpile of padded envelopes etc I suspect I buy in fact *much more* than I sell :lol:


+1 LOL

I really need to clear the "spares"sometime :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:53 pm 
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Good thread!

My dad works in construction and when the electricians and kitchen fitters are in there are a lot of little boxes / sheets of bubble wrap generated...he collects everything up and brings it home for me to use :D

I reuse Jiffy Bags unless they are too damaged, at that point I cannibalise them and used the bubble wrap from inside and recycle the paper outer....one of my gripes are the ones where the bubble wrap is stuck to the paper, there's no need!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Ive just sent nemo a frame in a box which i received from Drs which he had received from Defiant so i think that the box must of traveled a lot off miles so far.


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