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    I have to move soon and am in need of some boxes to pack everything into. In the past i've always worked in supermarkets so getting boxes has never been an issue. We would also keep boxes aside for customers if they asked as well.
    So i went down to my local coles and asked for some and was told no as its a fire harard to keep them apparently. I think this lady was just being a b!tch as the first lady i spoke to was about to take down my details. It was never considered a fire hazard in all the years i worked there either.
    So what i'm wondering is where everyone gets there removalist boxes from? Do you just buy them? It seems like an awful lot for some carboard that will just end up in the bin.

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    Maccas. Used to be a manager there so just go and get them when I need them. They should let out into the corral to get your own, best off going mid week or weekend.

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    I sussed out gumtree and had no luck. Never even considered maccas. Wouldn't the boxes be quite small?

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    I've always gotten my moving boxes from the supermarkets. I didn't even realize that they considered it to be a fire hazard but thinking about it now I can see why.

    If you're really desperate you could always buy them. Office works, storage ware house and varies Internet stores have them.

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    If you have a local avon lady ask her. I always get asked from my clients if i get any big or small boxes can i give them to them and i always have seeing i dont want to fill my recycle bin with cardboard

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    Bunnings/dahlsens always have them at the front of the store for anyone to take and they quite often have big ones there

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    I've always gotten my moving boxes from the supermarkets. I didn't even realize that they considered it to be a fire hazard but thinking about it now I can see why.

    If you're really desperate you could always buy them. Office works, storage ware house and varies Internet stores have them.
    I don't see how it is tbh. All the supermarkets around here seem to have auto bailers so they have pallets of cardboard sitting around anyway. A few boxes sitting in a trolley sitting off to the side isn't exactly going to increase that risk. I might try a few more supermarkets and will hopefully stumble across someone less narky. I really want to avoid having to buy boxes. They are insanely expensive.

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    I got mine from Storage King, but they were $40 for 10 so can be quite expensive. I'd say gumtree or somewhere if you don't want to pay anything.

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    My parents both work in a hospital and there is always a ton of boxes there from all the supplies, never had a problem getting boxes for moving thanks to them might be worth asking your local hospital.


 

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