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Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969700 by roses1007
Dec 28, 2018 3:46am
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those containers are between $1 & $3 in my area. $40 is a big markup.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969712 by Stitches
Dec 28, 2018 7:34am
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I thought I'd read that these are no longer being made. While I'm not trying to gouge people, I am wanting to sell for close to what I paid. Someone can make me an offer.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969717 by roses1007
Dec 28, 2018 2:34pm
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Lock & Lock are not being made any longer but I find some replacements are just as good. $40 is way too much to ask.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969723 by Sagacorn
Dec 28, 2018 4:40pm
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We get LnL type containers at Target or online that are every bit as good but at a fraction of the cost. QVC (for example) sells 20 boxes for about 30 bucks.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969723 by Sagacorn
Dec 28, 2018 9:26pm
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Lock & Lock are not being made any longer but I find some replacements are just as good.

We've discovered through bitter experience that some of the cheaper LnL knockoffs are not as good because the colored rubber seal in the groove is made of something that dries out and crumbles in a couple of years in the wild. It's probable that the seal in a genuine LnL is made of silicone while the ones in the cheaper products are some version of soft plastic. I have no doubt that some of the better latch-top containers use good quality materials in the seal, but I dunno how we'd know without subjecting them to a couple of years of outdoor conditions.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969731 by Kirbert
Dec 28, 2018 10:56pm
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I’ve got some that have been in the field for a quite a while. I just got a report on a box I hid on July 10, 2009, they said it was in great shape.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969732 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 29, 2018 12:40am
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It doesn't help us if you don't tell us the brand.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969723 by Sagacorn
Dec 29, 2018 6:18am
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Lock & Lock are not being made any longer

Where did you hear this? I see them being offered on Amazon still - not the smallest ones, but still some that are letterboxing sizes for $$. Should I be buying every one I see at the Korean grocery stores?
Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969723 by Sagacorn
Dec 29, 2018 8:17am
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You've said your piece, let her try to sell them how she wants. Maybe she'll sell them, maybe she won't.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969734 by Kirbert
Dec 29, 2018 8:40am
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It doesn't help us if you don't tell us the brand.

From my earlier post in this thread...
We get LnL type containers at Target...

Here's a link to the brand we get at Target. 14 boxes for 22.99 works out to about $1.64 a box.

This set of 6 Lock and Lock containers will be available through Amazon on Jan 7 for $15.36. That works out to $2.56 a box.

Those are just examples with a quick search. You can probably find better deals or something more to your liking with a little research. Obviously you want to stay away from Rubbermaid and Glad snap on lid types. The key (for me) to selecting a brand is the seal. I always avoid rubber gaskets. Rubber does not hold up to the elements well and will always fail eventually. At the time I bought them, the Target brand had silicone gaskets. The Lock and Locks above not only have silicone gaskets but a double hollow gasket. Better seal with more flex for extreme conditions.

As for whether LnLs have been discontinued, I went straight to the horse's mouth. I wrote LOCK&LOCK Co., Ltd. and asked. When they get back to me I'll post their response here.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969738 by Neoterra
Dec 29, 2018 9:00am
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Sold
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Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969739 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 29, 2018 10:56am
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...the brand we get at Target.

Sistema brand, made in New Zealand. Those certainly look nice. The only thing they say about the gasket is that it's "flexible", so I dunno how to tell if it's silicone or not. The latches are hinged rather than flexible which I consider a big plus over the LnL design which have been known to snap off. The latches are only on the long sides rather than all four sides, though.

I'm pretty sure all these gaskets are hollow. They were hollow on the cheap junk Dollar Tree containers. I did buy *one* latch-top container a few years back on which the gasket was not hollow, and it was a bear trying to get the lid on and latched down. And it didn't seal reliably.
Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969740 by BEBO BEAR
Dec 30, 2018 6:51am
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Perfection!
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Reply to: #969739 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 30, 2018 7:07am
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While we're talking about options and quality, if like to ask about the type offered at fred Meyer https://www.fredmeyer.com/p/snapware-airtight-food-storage-clear-blue/0088440802472
Which is my most readily available store in my part of Alaska. And obviously living here I will need my boxes to hold up (i have not yet even planted) Snapware- anyone tried it?
Re: Planting supplies for sale
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Reply to: #969765 by Neoterra
Dec 30, 2018 7:23am
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I have found quite a few of these boxed in GA where the climate is mild but often wet. Many where missing one of the snap closers, others appeared undamaged but had a good bit of moisture inside them...this could be used error and not a structural problem with the box. My gusse is they would not hold up well in colder climates, unless you found a very consistantly dry spot to hide or planned to check the box often.
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Reply to: #969765 by Neoterra
Dec 30, 2018 10:17am
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I have no idea how they hold up, but I'm preparing one now to plant tomorrow. I'll let you know in a couple years. ;)
IMO not knowing is part of the fun. There are many factors that can make a box go missing. It's a quest to find a box and there are no guarantees you will. It's the quest that keeps me going. :)
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Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969765 by Neoterra
Dec 30, 2018 6:21pm
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While we're talking about options and quality, if like to ask about the type offered at fred Meyer https://www.fredmeyer.com/p/snapware-airtight-food-storage-clear-blue/0088440802472
Which is my most readily available store in my part of Alaska.

According to information online, they use rubber O rings. I’m not sure that would be my first choice for Alaska. But letterboxing is adventure, right!? 😄
Re: Planting supplies for sale
Board: State: Georgia
Reply to: #969786 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 31, 2018 1:03am
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Rubber is not the best for this; it dries out and cracks. Alaska might be its best application, though, since I suspect heat makes it dry out and crack faster.

There's also the possibility that it's not really rubber, just described as rubber meaning it's a soft rubbery material. Some people just don't see a need for precise language.