We're in need of packing peanuts for my wife, she imports pottery from the UK and sells it online
and in store and so need to protect it in transit and I didn't have time to hunt down a bulk lot so grabbed a bag from the local Office Works (like Staples USA), $7.99 for a bag (about 25 litres).
A few days later I was able to take the time to attempt hunt down a bulk lot.
- Cheapest bag on eBay was $35 make an offer, so I offered $25. His counter offer was $34 - WTF?! So moving on...
- On the web, commercially they were around $30-$60 a bag plus freight or including freight.
- Then on Gum Tree found one not far from us, $25 cash pickup. That'll do me.
In comparison: $7.99 for a 25L bag or $25 for a 400L! We are in peanut heaven...
The internet...if you are prepared to look thar's a bargain to be had.
For posters: I have a great supplier of nice thick paper and my (gorilla) poster tube hunting has turned up a good supplier, which works out at the right price if you are prepared to pick it up.