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    • By KxMx 5th Apr 17, 1:36 PM
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    Supermarket crates 5th Apr 17 at 1:36 PM
    Am looking to buy half a dozen crates like the supermarkets use for home delivery, i believe they are called "bale arm crates".

    I have looked online but most places seem to be geared up for wholesale bulk orders.

    Anyone ordered them as a single customer?
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    My Asda delivery man said they are called tote boxes or bale arm boxes

    These look exactly like supermarket ones 6b54587cac4b24a7995d2f
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    Strange post to find. I know this is from a few months ago but it would good if anyone else who!!!8217;s looking for them finds this.

    Yes they are called tote boxes. Bottom line - you don't need to pay for them in my experience. They are a freebie. I think companies have large surpluses of them. There like shipping pallets it costs more to store or take them away than it does to give them away.

    I only know this as end of last year I was moving house and the company next to me has hundreds stacked outside and in skips. I just asked them nicely and they gave me 10 for free and confirmed the above. They were a bit worn but for free its great.

    Not sure how common this is but if your in the Manchester area and can collect its well worth asking as its win win for both.

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    • By A.Penny.Saved 14th Oct 17, 6:37 PM
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    Strange that Asda got a mention because a few weeks ago I had an Asda delivery and the delivery person wanted to leave 4 plastic bale arm crates in my porch. He did claim that they would be picked up on my next delivery but I think that was just a way of offering them so they could be "conveniently" forgotten. I declined because I did not want them.

    Maybe a home delivery and if you mention that they look like useful crates, they might give them to you, especially as they seem to like to dispose of them.
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    I had a delivery arrive late a few months ago and the driver was happy just to leave the crates in my hall and said that they would pick up on another delivery. Guess they must have forgot ! - coming in rather handy for storage in shed.
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