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Old 08-24-2009, 10:19 PM   #1
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Where is a good place to score used milk crates? What about a cheap place to buy them?



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Old 08-25-2009, 12:02 AM   #2
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Try local grocery stores. I used to work at one years ago, and our dairy dept. would throw them out every once in awhile. They were still good, just not 100% perfect.

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Old 08-25-2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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If you can't get milk crates, file crates (from staples or office depot) with a cutout piece of ply or cardboard for the bottom work just as well. If not better, since they hold about 8 more. I got about 6 or so for free on freecycle just for asking.

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Old 08-25-2009, 02:57 AM   #4
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Not used but after a quick google search I found this site.

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Old 08-25-2009, 03:23 AM   #5
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Target currently has crates like these for $2.99 - look in the back to school section or where they have the laundry baskets.

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Old 08-25-2009, 04:16 PM   #6
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Target currently has crates like these for $2.99 - look in the back to school section or where they have the laundry baskets.
Just verified with my store! Heading there now. $2.99 works for me.
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:25 PM   #7
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I found these, http://www.usedmilkcrates.com/, a few weeks back. However, no prices or shipping costs listed on the website. I'd be careful about those cheap milk crates. I used them in college and the handles tend to be sharp. Carrying a full carboy may be painful. The Container Store is probably a better deal.

FYI, the website above also carries a variety of liners for square and rectangular crates. Thinking of picking some up for storing 16 oz. EZ-cap bottles.

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Wally world around here has had them recently on sale for $2.50 as well.

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all the crates I find in stores are flimsy now. Not the solid thick plastic ones actually used for Milk. I don't want one for bottles, I want some for hauling full carboys. Can't find them either.

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all the crates I find in stores are flimsy now. Not the solid thick plastic ones actually used for Milk. I don't want one for bottles, I want some for hauling full carboys. Can't find them either.
yup, the Target/Menards variety are more like crates for office filing. They hold 6.5g carboys, but they make me nervous. Like a previous posted mentioned, I have plywood on the bottom of mine.

For my 5g carboys, I do have a few of the heavy-duty old fashioned kind. The guy at 7-11 told me to take a few so I did.
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