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Offline captain

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« on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 11:33:12 »
https://store.usps.com/store/browse/productDetailSingleSku.jsp?productId=P_GB_FRB&categoryId=subcatMSS_FlatRate

They are called "Board Game LFRB". They come 25 boxes to a box, so don't be a dumbass like me and order "20"!  You'll end up with 520 boxes!!  :-P



MOD EDIT NOTE: read what captain said about quantity BEFORE you place the order!
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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 11:36:35 »
Free? Damn Australia needs to follow suit!

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 11:37:24 »
Nice find! Where'd you find the place to put 520 boxes? :juggle:
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« Reply #3 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 11:53:59 »
great!
Now you can do something like that: http://www.milkandcookies.com/link/59005/detail/
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« Reply #4 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 12:22:29 »
Suppose you don't have to get boxes for gifts for a while now.
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« Reply #5 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 13:04:45 »
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Nice find! Where'd you find the place to put 520 boxes? :juggle:

Next to the front door for the moment.

Imagine:  08:20 on lördag(*1) morning: DING-DONG--DING-DONG...  I opened the door in my robe, expecting the sheriff with a warrant, or some such BS, but found 18 boxes fencing me in, and the postman running up with two more.

My pre-coffee mind going, "Oh ****!  WTF did I drunk-eBay this time?!?" :-o

Then I got really excited, thinking, "oh!  Did a 2 keyboard order get bonus upped to 20?!"

Then I finally figured out that my USPS "20 boxes" order was for 20 boxes OF TWENTY-FIVE boxes each. Doh!

At least it was free, but damn!  I don't have storage space for all this. I guess I'll just have to start shipping out all of my keyboards to lucky geekhack recipients.  ;-P


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« Reply #6 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 14:47:23 »
you can probably bring them back to the post office

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« Reply #7 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 15:15:12 »
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you can probably bring them back to the post office

You can. My little brother ordered about 5,000 various boxes and we returned almost all of them.

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« Reply #8 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 15:28:26 »
I've got a few of them already.  Great for storage if you shelve them with the long side running away from you as you can remove the keyboard without disturbing any other boxes.
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« Reply #9 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 15:46:27 »
Quote from: captain;584915
Next to the front door for the moment.

Imagine:  08:20 on lördag(*1) morning: DING-DONG--DING-DONG...  I opened the door in my robe, expecting the sheriff with a warrant, or some such BS, but found 18 boxes fencing me in, and the postman running up with two more.

My pre-coffee mind going, "Oh ****!  WTF did I drunk-eBay this time?!?" :-o

Then I got really excited, thinking, "oh!  Did a 2 keyboard order get bonus upped to 20?!"

Then I finally figured out that my USPS "20 boxes" order was for 20 boxes OF TWENTY-FIVE boxes each. Doh!

At least it was free, but damn!  I don't have storage space for all this. I guess I'll just have to start shipping out all of my keyboards to lucky geekhack recipients.  ;-P


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« Reply #10 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 15:57:39 »
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I've got a few of them already.  Great for storage if you shelve them with the long side running away from you as you can remove the keyboard without disturbing any other boxes.


That's how I store my keyboards.
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« Reply #11 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 16:47:46 »
Your local Post Office will take at least some of them. Also, stores like Office Depot and Mailboxes, etc that ship are happy to have them.
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« Reply #12 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 21:22:10 »
Thanks for this, I grabbed a few!
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« Reply #13 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 22:02:58 »
Thanks for posting!  Ordered.

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« Reply #14 on: Sat, 28 April 2012, 22:40:37 »
Looks like I'll have to make a trip to the post office soon. Accidentally placed 5 orders for a total of 75 boxes... lol

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« Reply #15 on: Sun, 29 April 2012, 00:36:42 »
THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU

EDIT: Oh great, I ordered 20, and THEN read your OP. -_-
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« Reply #16 on: Sun, 29 April 2012, 01:37:29 »
Thanks a lot! I need a better system for keyboard storage.

Hmm, I'm creeping up on 25 keyboards sore rapidly than I thought: maybe I should get 2 :p
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« Reply #17 on: Sun, 29 April 2012, 17:44:22 »
Great find! Thanks for the info. Now I can think about bringing some Ducky full size keyboards. :P
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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 29 April 2012, 18:12:43 »
A friend in high school once sent me a few hundred DHL boxes...

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« Reply #19 on: Sun, 29 April 2012, 22:07:35 »
I used this a couple times. It's almost perfect for a full size keyboard. I never thought of using them for storage. Great idea

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« Reply #20 on: Tue, 01 May 2012, 07:00:40 »
I was mailing something at the post office today and asked if they happened to have any of these in the back. I guess there was someone like Captain who accidentally got 1293801489 boxes because they had a few stacks of random amounts that they said "people returned because they got way too many delivered." Hahaha.

So thanks for the heads up... and know that you are not alone in your ordering mishap. :D

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« Reply #21 on: Sat, 12 May 2012, 00:12:22 »
So here's my box stack:
http://i.imm.io/oNSG.jpeg
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The boxes are rather large. Once the bike is gone, I will have to devise a way to stack them up in my closet so I'll be able to easily access the keyboards. Also, I may want to put several in one box. My cherry G84 has tons of room.
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« Reply #22 on: Sat, 12 May 2012, 04:06:10 »
Nice bike dorkvader!  I should have left mine in the photo of my stack o' boxes.
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