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Old 12-04-2012, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pack filler - source for more?

From a recent purchase I received some of these in the packaging to prevent cards from moving. I don't open a lot of high-end wax but I would guess they are included in packs with oversized inserts like books/GU/autos etc.

Does anyone know where I could buy more? I'd like them to sandwich cards being sent in bubble mailers.


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Old 12-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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a lot of older boxes used these to "prevent pack searching" I know 08 limited had one per pack (unless the pack had a patch)
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know people who just buy/take scrap cardboard boxes from places and cut them to the appropriate size.

Sometimes you'll find a seller on ebay or an LCS that does a lot of box breaks that keep them for this exact purpose.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I just use base cards as fillers when I ship.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just use base cards as fillers when I ship.
This. I don't know why more sellers don't do this.

1: It's better than chucking the base in the trash.
2: It's nice to receive a bunch of random base especially if it's related to what you collect / have received from the seller.
3: If you plan ahead, you can send 'nice' base that makes the buyer feel to took some time with the selection instead of throwing in the cheapest thing at hand.
4: I have had buyers thanks me specifically for the 'bonus' base cards as in it helped them discover a set they didn't know existed or previously had no interest in, or it actually contained base cards they were looking for to complete their sets.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If you're interested, send me a pm. Have a ton of these
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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There is a guy that breaks on youtube. I can not remember the name or ID. He is well known though maybe others know the name. If you contact him he will give you a large flat rate full of them for the cost of shipping only.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I usually throw one of those blanks in with every team bag to protect cards I ship. I'm almost out, I haven't broken anything with dummies in a while.

Everyone loves using them for shipping so they're harder to find than you'd think.


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I do this too. I've also used diamond giveaway cards. Once I taped like 12 together and packed them in with a $20 card and the guy complained because they were expired.
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I just use base cards as fillers when I ship.
This right here works best. Great use of disposable base cards.

But if you're looking to buy decoys, people on here sell them pretty frequently.
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Thanks everyone for the info. For now, I was planning to use older year base cards that I can buy cheap. It's just getting harder to find them cheap.
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Thanks everyone for the info. For now, I was planning to use older year base cards that I can buy cheap. It's just getting harder to find them cheap.
If you're willing to pay for shipping, people on here will ship them to you. There's always cheap lots on eBay also.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:02 AM   #12 (permalink)
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If you're willing to pay for shipping, people on here will ship them to you. There's always cheap lots on eBay also.
So if anyone has a lot of decoys they want to get rid of, or dirt cheap base, please send me a pm.

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Old 12-05-2012, 02:48 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Order Free Priority Boxes from the PO and cut the cardboard into the size of the card and sandwich it like that, that is what I do when I don't have those decoy cards.
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Order Free Priority Boxes from the PO and cut the cardboard into the size of the card and sandwich it like that, that is what I do when I don't have those decoy cards.
So you encourage the OP to break the law by stealing the boxes for misuse? This is a crime the USPS asks to be reported to the Postal Investigators. People like this will eventually ruin free supplies for the rest of us that use them properly.
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Old 12-05-2012, 09:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Order Free Priority Boxes from the PO and cut the cardboard into the size of the card and sandwich it like that, that is what I do when I don't have those decoy cards.
Like cruiser said that's illegal. It's one thing to use a box that had been used and will be thrown out as long at it had already been 'paid for'.

If you really need boxes, grocery stores get rid of tons every day. Check behind in recycling bins or ask the receiving dock, I'm sure they wouldn't mind.
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