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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Bulk canning lids

    Ran across this web site today, seems reasonable on prices but I haven't
    looked at shipping costs yet. Anyone order from them?

    http://www.fillmorecontainer.com/Lids/

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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Bulk canning lids

    On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:00:10 -0500, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Ran across this web site today, seems reasonable on prices but I haven't
    >looked at shipping costs yet. Anyone order from them?
    >
    >http://www.fillmorecontainer.com/Lids/


    Hello George,

    I took a look at that site and I see their price is $1.34 per box. If
    you buy a case of 60 boxes they still work out to $1.28 per box, plus
    shipping. And, the optimum order size is 5 cases for UPS shipping.
    3,600 lids would last a long time!
    I guess we are still lucky in this area.
    We were in town yesterday and Gerry checked out one of the local
    Dollarama stores. She picked up another 10 boxes of Bernardin regular
    lids for CAD $1.00 each. At the current rate of exchange that works
    out to about USD $0.90 per box.
    International shipping is a real killer. I just weighed 10 boxes of
    lids, multiplied by 6 and checked Canada Post's web site for shipping
    60 boxes to LA. What those bandits want for shipping would bring the
    cost per box up to about USD $1.41 so I couldn't help you.

    Ross.

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    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Bulk canning lids

    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Tue, 30 Jun 2009 16:00:10 -0500, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Ran across this web site today, seems reasonable on prices but I haven't
    >> looked at shipping costs yet. Anyone order from them?
    >>
    >> http://www.fillmorecontainer.com/Lids/

    >
    > Hello George,
    >
    > I took a look at that site and I see their price is $1.34 per box. If
    > you buy a case of 60 boxes they still work out to $1.28 per box, plus
    > shipping. And, the optimum order size is 5 cases for UPS shipping.
    > 3,600 lids would last a long time!
    > I guess we are still lucky in this area.
    > We were in town yesterday and Gerry checked out one of the local
    > Dollarama stores. She picked up another 10 boxes of Bernardin regular
    > lids for CAD $1.00 each. At the current rate of exchange that works
    > out to about USD $0.90 per box.
    > International shipping is a real killer. I just weighed 10 boxes of
    > lids, multiplied by 6 and checked Canada Post's web site for shipping
    > 60 boxes to LA. What those bandits want for shipping would bring the
    > cost per box up to about USD $1.41 so I couldn't help you.
    >
    > Ross.

    I had not checked their shipping costs as I wondered about the
    reliability of their lids. Found some info on GardenWeb that indicates
    they are reliable. Nowadays shipping costs often cost more than the
    goods, I suspect someone is really making their profit from S&H costs
    versus profit line on the merchandise.

    Thanks anyway for thinking of me. The Dollar stores around here don't
    have any real bargains on canning supplies. Neither does Walmart or the
    regular supermarkets, even Big Lots has doubled the price on Golden
    Harvest lids over last year's cost.

    Used all but four of my regular lids today putting up a bunch of
    raspberry fig jam, made with sugar free jello for flavoring, an old
    sixties recipe the Texas Extension service handed out back then. My kids
    and grandkids love the stuff and it tastes okay to us too.

    I now have two pint jars left plus a case of half pints and a case of
    four-ounce jars. Reckon it's a trip to Big Lots tomorrow to see if they
    have any pints left. Would gladly trade four cases of quarts for two
    cases of pints. <G>

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