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lonnie kim
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im about to ship several small packages of game parts.

very small.

individuals miniatures, pawns, dice, that sort of thing. for those game parts that are not flat, what is the best way to ship these? is wrapping them up and putting them in an envelope enough?

im not particularly interested in buying special envelopes or anything, as i imagine that will raise postage and cost money.

anyone have experience with this?
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Depends upon how large and/or non-flat these parts are. Wal-Mart carries bubble mailers in several sizes. The smallest ones are about $2.50 for a 10-pack, the next 2 sizes up are 66 cents and $1 each... Some of these, you could definitely ship for cheap (possibly even letter rates, if the parts are small enough).
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Dollar Tree, if you have one of those near you, give you 2 decent sized bubble mailers for $1. The Wal-mart ones are a good deal also.
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I have little boxes which measure 3/4x6x3.5" which I saved from a computer components job in the past. I had hundreds of them, now running a bit low.

But I have found nice bubble-mailers with the plastic surface (non-rip) for .49 at goodwill before.

It is possible to use standard envelopes for cardboard bits like Scotland Yard tokens. I use a mini-zip baggie and tape it to an index card. That prevents them from getting wet, and provides some minimal support.

But there is a thickness max for envelopes, so be aware of that.

-C
 
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Yes, Ihave popped chits, tokens, small pawns, etc. in regular envelopes with a piece of cardboard for support. They arrived no problem.

(and thanks for the Scotland Yard tokens Christian!)
 
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