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Underdog07
02-16-2012, 01:53 PM
Okay - if I understand this, these paper products start their life flat, are then rolled for shipping. and the consumer then tries to flatten them. That leads me to the question: Why are they rolled in the first place. The saving on shipping can't be that big of a factor. Did Mondo inherit thousands of these cardboard tubes?

johnclone
02-16-2012, 01:57 PM
I'd guess that it's because if they are shipped flat, there's probably a greater likelihood of getting damaged.

cstojano
02-16-2012, 02:04 PM
Shipping these flat would be a nightmare, serious damage would occur and the shipping costs would be much higher.

ReplicantSavior
02-16-2012, 02:10 PM
Simply, it is far easier to ship posters rolled.

Argonus
02-16-2012, 02:12 PM
I'd think it's due to shipping costs, as well.

tedmic
02-16-2012, 02:15 PM
Shipping costs are cheaper AND possible damage is reduced greatly
when shipped rolled!

rychehitman
02-16-2012, 02:18 PM
technically speaking they start their lives as little trees..............

Underdog07
02-16-2012, 02:26 PM
technically speaking they start their lives as little trees..............

technically speaking they start earlier than that :penguin:

JadeGiant
02-16-2012, 02:28 PM
Just a shot in the dark … but I am going to say it is due to shipping. Call it a hunch, but I think I am onto something here.

Underdog07
02-16-2012, 02:28 PM
Shipping these flat would be a nightmare, serious damage would occur and the shipping costs would be much higher.

comic art costing tens if not hundreds of times as much are shipped flat. I would estimate the odds on damage are probably equal to someone rolling and unrolling these

Underdog07
02-16-2012, 02:29 PM
Just a shot in the dark but I am going to say it is due to shipping. Call it a hunch, but I think I am onto something here.

I think its the perception that it is more expensive to ship flat. Its not like Mondo is charging $6 to ship

Argonus
02-16-2012, 03:00 PM
Just a shot in the dark … but I am going to say it is due to shipping. Call it a hunch, but I think I am onto something here.

Your deductive reasoning prowess is only matched by your love of a certain green giant...
FAIL. "Ho.. ho.. ho..."
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a340/argonus/Green-Giant.jpg

Underdog07
02-16-2012, 03:25 PM
Does anyone think this method is used simply to annoy me?

MONSTER
02-16-2012, 03:52 PM
No but I think your threads are made to annoy the rest of us.:D

Mean Green
02-16-2012, 03:54 PM
These are a lot larger than the 11x17 comic pages and don't fold in half like DPSs.

galactus
02-16-2012, 03:58 PM
No but I think your threads are made to annoy the rest of us.:D

:goodpost::iagree:

Underdog07
02-16-2012, 04:07 PM
No but I think your threads are made to annoy the rest of us.:D

:goodpost::iagree:

mod abuse - don't make me report this to the higher ups

cstojano
02-16-2012, 04:45 PM
Yeah I imagine comic art doesn't ship in volume like these do either. I first thought the 14 bucks Mondo charges was high as well. But it really isn't when considering the handling and materials that are included. Of course this makes flipping a 45 dollar poster for 100 bucks that much more a waste of time IMO.

Underdog07
02-16-2012, 04:52 PM
Yeah I imagine comic art doesn't ship in volume like this do either. I first thought the 14 bucks Mondo charges was high as well. But it really isn't when considering the handling and materials that are included. Of course this makes flipping a 45 dollar poster for 100 bucks that much more a waste of time IMO.

I agree re flipping, except if I did not have a job, it would be a nice way to make a little money

cstojano
02-17-2012, 10:31 AM
I suppose hitting F5 for 1-2 hours a day every other week for a 30 dollar profit is something, with the occasional home run thrown in there.

Underdog07
02-17-2012, 04:37 PM
I suppose hitting F5 for 1-2 hours a day every other week for a 30 dollar profit is something, with the occasional home run thrown in there.

depends where you are at in life. If I was making $300 a week and could add another $100 through this type of flipping I would think it a good avenue to pursue.

Mean Green
02-17-2012, 05:06 PM
Bill and I are heavy-hitters so we're way past that point. I'm surprised he doesn't hire someone to flatten out his rolled up prints.

Underdog07
02-18-2012, 11:50 PM
Bill and I are heavy-hitters so we're way past that point. I'm surprised he doesn't hire someone to flatten out his rolled up prints.

:goodpost::goodpost: