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WANTED: Empty film containers
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team_geomonkey
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: WANTED: Empty film containers Reply with quote

Hey - I am looking for about 75 empty film containers. I am teaching a Geocaching Merit Badge class and I'm going to have them all make CITO containers. Anybody have a surplus they are willing to sell?
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just go to the photo department at Target and Walmart and ask. Both will give you all that they have. Free.
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JJnTJ
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a whole bunch of diabetic test strip containers if you need them.
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team_geomonkey
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!! I will check Target and Walmart and if I don't get enough - JJnTJ, I will contact you.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have quite a few film canisters, maybe 75, maybe get you close anyway. You can have them under two conditions: 1. You come get them. 2. Promise they won't end up as caches in my end of town. LOL.
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Bunganator
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arcticabn wrote:
Just go to the photo department at Target and Walmart and ask. Both will give you all that they have. Free.


I tried this when I was replacing "Lots of Film" down in Lakeville without any luck. If I recall, target doesn't typically have physical film developing on site so it is sent out. Thus, they may not have any canisters. Walmart might be the same way. I did have a lot of luck at National Camera Exchange.
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bunganator wrote:
Arcticabn wrote:
Just go to the photo department at Target and Walmart and ask. Both will give you all that they have. Free.


I tried this when I was replacing "Lots of Film" down in Lakeville without any luck. If I recall, target doesn't typically have physical film developing on site so it is sent out. Thus, they may not have any canisters. Walmart might be the same way. I did have a lot of luck at National Camera Exchange.


I did this at my local Target about a year ago and they asked me how many I wanted. I walked away with a bag full of film containers.
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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please consider teaching them about using proper, waterproof cache containers.
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Nitro_R/T
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most Walgreens still process film. Check the photo lab there and you should be able to get quite a few. I probably have 30-40 sitting at my store right now, so if you are in the Maple Grove area stop by the one near Old Country Buffet.
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onionpond
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You moght also try your local Pharmacy. Empty Pill containers make excellent CITO containers.
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spd2662
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a ton of them (the good white ones) and I can get more. PM me if you want them and I can get them to you.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spd2662 wrote:
I have a ton of them (the good white ones) and I can get more. PM me if you want them and I can get them to you.


There are good ones?!? Shocked
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spd2662
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the tops go in so you can use them to make cool containers. (I know you were being sarcastic Smile
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spd2662 wrote:
Yes, the tops go in so you can use them to make cool containers. (I know you were being sarcastic Smile


I was being sarcastic, yes. Smile

They likely can make cool containers, but generally they don't make watertight containers. There's exceptions to every rule, but generally...
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topgear
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If all else fails. I have some white containers with an attached snap top like the test strip container cap. I use them for CITO containers, and they work great. I only have about 1200 of them. So, let me know.
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