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I nearly inquired into the availability of a lot of 6500 zippers today in a second-chance sale at an online donation-matching service (Excess Access). What saved me from this insanity? Said zippers are in San Francisco and they're local pickup only.

It does not, however, stop me from imagining what I might do with all those zippers.


Decluttering is exhausting, but it sure is nice afterward. It's still galling him a little to give things away instead of going through the cost of listing low-value items on eBay, but the free space is worth it.


I am giving away 3 120" lengths of 12" wide bubble wrap and several 13-gallon bags of packing peanuts if you need that sort of thing. Local pickup preferred; will ship if you pay shipping costs, which will be reasonably cheap given the weight.


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Sep. 8th, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
You do know I can locally pick up said zippers in San Francisco, right?

I like being your enabler. :)
Sep. 8th, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
Sending someone to pick up zippers sounds like a Sam and Max episode! Hee.

I inquired as to the lot's availability; it was listed a few months ago, so it may not still be available. If it is, I'll get in touch with you. Telepathically.

ETA 09SEP: Yeah, they aren't available. I got my money's worth in wondering what I'd do with them, anyway. (:

Edited at 2008-09-09 04:31 pm (UTC)
Sep. 8th, 2008 08:50 am (UTC)
...what would you DO with that many zippers?!
Sep. 8th, 2008 12:43 pm (UTC)
Vogon suggested I make an entire suit out of zippers.

Honestly, I don't know, but I can always find a use for zippers -- clothing, bags, pillowcases, whatever. I've seen small pouches made entirely out of zippers (MoMA Store, Uncommon Goods) but I'm not sure what I'd do with a little bag. I use hard plastic pods in my big purse (one for pens, one for first-aid items, etc.).
Sep. 8th, 2008 05:56 pm (UTC)
I want a zipper suit now.
Sep. 8th, 2008 12:17 pm (UTC)
If nothing else, you can give zippers away as birthday and christmas presents! The idea of it cracks me up, since sewing is kind of a lost art form and most people don't do it anymore.

I always wanted to sew, but my junior high home ec teacher told me to stay away from sewing machines because I kept doing something wrong -- I forget what. It amuses me that she said that, but at the same time, what a crappy teacher to discourage your students!
Sep. 11th, 2008 02:38 am (UTC)
i'm still giggling over shipping....packing peanuts and bubble wrap.
Sep. 11th, 2008 02:42 am (UTC)
Someone answered my Craiglist ad a few hours after I posted it and picked them up today. I should have deleted the ad as soon as he responded though, because I got another dozen responses overnight. Sheesh.
Sep. 11th, 2008 02:44 am (UTC)

i'm glad you kept the post, though, it made me smile. (and i need stuff to smile about. golitely.)
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