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I know someone posted something ages ago about this, but I cannot remember where to look.

I recently had a problem with one of my rubber bands melting to some of my Cults Across America cards (came out mostly OK, nothing game breaking). I remember seeing someone post something on, I THINK, "Elastic Bands", which are like rubber bands but made of elastic. The post included a brief summary of why they rock and where you can buy them.

Well, I can see why I need them, but I cannot find them on the internet anywhere I look...does anyone know? Help will be most appreciated!

Thanks all.
 
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Could it be silicon rubber bands (good) as opposed to natural rubber bands (deteriote over time)
 
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I beleive the reference was to elastic hair bands. Can be bought in bulk at big stores like devilwal-martdevil
 
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Yeah, silicon rubber bands sounds right...off to Google!
 
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I get hair bands from the hair care aisle of my local grocery store. Be sure to get the ones that don't have metal on them as these may mark the cards. The smaller size is perfect for an average deck of cards.
 
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Hair bands are perfect. I had quite a bit lying around from when my hair was long. They dont "cut" into the cards like regular rubberbands might.
 
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Even better are small ziploc bags. Snack bags (half the size of sandwich bags)usually do the trick. No chance of denting or permanently harming the cards.
 
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Even better yet is to create a custom box to hold your deck of cards. Any size deck, any number of cards. Go here => http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/tuckbox.cgi and generate a PDF file that you can print onto light cardstock and use to create a card box for your deck.
 
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I think what you are looking for are called Plastibands. Try that. If you find a good source for these I'd love to hear about it.
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Plastibands, yes, thank you, thank you, thank you, THAT'S the one I was looking for. On a side note, just run a search on Yahoo/Google for the word "Plastibands" and you'll get several sites you can buy from.

Other than that, don't know any other sources.
 
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You already have your answer, but if it helps, I saved the web site that someone posted back in the original discussion.

http://www.b3.net/customer/product.php?productid=365&cat=0&p...
 
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Anyone have an idea of how many different sizes the Elastibands come in? I've only seen them in the 2+1/8 inch size and another huge size that didn't seem very appropriate for games.
 
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I bought two boxes of Plastibands, one small (2-1/8"), one large (4-1/4"). I store my games in my garage, which is nice & dry but can get warm in the SoCal summers. They work great! They don't stretch & rebound as much as regular rubber bands, but more than enough to hold a deck of cards or a game box lid on tight.

I was never able to find them locally at an office supply store, so I just had to order them online, paying almost as much in shipping as I did for the Plastibands!

Hmm, these might be a nice little accessory item for online game stores to offer, just like some sell ziplock bags.
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Bearcat89 wrote:
Even better yet is to create a custom box to hold your deck of cards. Any size deck, any number of cards. Go here => http://www.cpforbes.net/tuckbox/tuckbox.cgi and generate a PDF file that you can print onto light cardstock and use to create a card box for your deck.


My Magic cards will be thanking you soon.
 
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