Preferred package for string

So if you were to buy some string (5, 10, or 20 pack) off of a website, what would be your preferred way to hold the string while shipping (and maybe even carrying around)

  • Plastic bag (ziplock)
  • Metal Tin (unbranded Altoids tin)
  • Rubber banded together
  • on a cardboard cutout of this or a credit card shape

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My favorite brand does little ziplocks, but I would like to see the industry move a little more toward eco-friendly options.

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ya i love turtles, which is y im ooking into metal tins although they r a little more pricey.

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Maybe recycled cardboard or something like that?

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if not that, then biodegradable plastic

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im surprised not more ppl r choosing metal tin, its so simple, its eco-friendly, you just throw it in ur pocket, and go to work/meet/compeition

I’d like mine tied in a bundle with 10 extra strings of different varieties with a 50 percent discount on my next purchase and 100 percent discount for forum members with a z in their username. That would be sweet!

Actually, get them to me asap and I’m happy. (I do prefer not to have them arrive in a dirty sock or anything similar)

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u dont want them budled with 100 100$ bills?

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I don’t want to come off as greedy, well at least too greedy if ya know what I mean. :wink:

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Unbranded altoid tin is cool but prob a lot more expensive than small plastic bags and shipping would cost more since a pack of 5-10 could get sent in a normal envelope with one postage stamp so the price of the string would have to be higher and you’d need decals for the tin with your logo I guess.

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im not woried about not making much money, i just want to be able to share my strings with the yoyo community im thinking of having my strings cost 40 cents a string if u buy my 20 pack

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SEND THEM OUT FoR FREE
:muscle:t5:

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i will, but i will also set up a website

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i have the best option!origami boxes! they are eco-friendly, easy to make, cheap to produce, and can be small and fit inside an envelope!

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I like tins, but they’re big and cumbersome…I just like plastic bags.

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I do actually use a couple of tins for strings though. One Drop ships their Long Cut strings in round tins…but I’m not a huge fan of those tins as they’re a bit too big.
I use an altoids tin for my favorite strings (Markmont Blue Eyes)…I have a pair of folding scissors that fit perfectly in the tin with around 15 new strings. It works well and fits in one of my cases I use for all my accessories…
But honestly, I think I just prefer that strings that I buy (in small quantities) come in a ziplock bag. It’s just so convenient and I find all sorts of uses for the bags when I’m done with them.

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@twitch77 is a 1.4 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm origami box compact enough? (holds 4 strings densely packed, making it somewhat durable)

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Now that sounds like a really neat idea! Would make you totally stand out in the crowd as well! I really like doing origami and love this idea!

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also more eco-friedly! The only downside is that it makes the strings kinda messy (it wont tangle, the way i put the strings in, but it does look messy)

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What ever method you use, please put a label somewhere. I have bought some string that does not come with a label. After it has been in the yoyo bag for a while it is hard to remember what is what.

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