I've been doing this for years and have never had a complaint yet. The boxes I use to ship purchased items come from a local store called Family Dollar. Usually the great people that work there save me the boxes with a little or no advertisement on them. If there is advertisement on them I will turn the box inside out and re-glue the side so any advertisement is on the inside. I remove any existing tape and labels. After I'm done I have a recycled box. It saves the environment and our bottom which is the cost of boxes. I can't see passing on $1.99 up to $5.00 a piece to the customer when a recycled box is just as good. Now I can see if it was a higher end product I would surely eat the cost of a box but I usually sell low to mid range items.
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