Finding Free Packing Peanuts?


October 31, 2007

Green Packing PeanutsI do a lot of packing for Ebay items and I am always buying peanuts. Is there anyone out there who knows where i can get these for FREE!! Thank you.


Bob from PA


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October 31, 20072 found this helpful
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Hello Bob from PA,

You happened to find the right person to answer your question. I also sell on eBay. I was able to get bags and bags of packing peanuts for free from a health food store where I happen to do a lot of business. Contact vitamin shops in your area because when they receive their shipments the vitamins are packed in cartons along with the packing peanuts. Also check optical shops in your area.

Contact the manager or assistant managers and you should be able to get quite a lot of packing peanuts. You will probably have to make weekly trips to the stores, to pick them up when their shipments are delivered by trucks.


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November 1, 20071 found this helpful
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Check Craig's List in your local area under FREE. I often see people trying to get rid of packing peanuts and other packing materials for free.

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November 2, 20072 found this helpful
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If you know people who work for office buildings, just ask them to save them up for you. The green movement is a big deal in a lot of places. I recycle ours all the time.


I sell on ebay on the side too - and my suggestion is popcorn instead of peanuts. I buy popcorn and pop it and let it cool, and put it into the box. It seems to have the same ability to pad things, and is much more environmentally friendly.

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November 18, 20080 found this helpful
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Stores that sell breakable accessories are the best, pier one or home goods anywhere that sells breakable smaller items usually have packing peanuts that they throw away. Either call them to ask to save it for you or check out there dumpsters usually you can find packing peanuts bubble wrap and sometimes boxes that they are just throwing away. You would be surprised the things stores throw away. Good luck

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December 22, 2012

I do a lot of packing for eBay items and I am always buying peanuts. Is there anyone out there who knows where I can get these for free? Thank you.

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December 25, 20120 found this helpful
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Use your local Freecycle site. Google Freecycle so you can find your local chapter. It's great for this type of thing and lots of other stuff for that matter.

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