Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by DaKid, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. DaKid

    DaKid Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Berkley , Ma.

    but I 'm lookin to but some empty egg cartons for resale my home grow eggs , I'm a small time farmer /chicken layer loooking to sell some of the x-tra eggs not looking for a 1000 ct right now but 100 to 200 or so to start that would get me by for a while

    anyway where do you all get ur cartons from and really cheap too

  2. muddler6

    muddler6 Songster

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jefferson County, PA
    You could have a "Bring your own carton" policy for the people who come to you. I haven't sold any, but the people I have given some extra eggs to, I asked them to save some styrofoam cartons (I know they aren't eco friendly and all that, but they are being re-used at least) and I cleaned them for them and gave them back with eggs in them. There is a carton website that I have read others write about too.
  3. timbofarms

    timbofarms Songster

    Jun 11, 2008
    Humboldt/West TN
    i got my friends and neighbors to save they'res when they went to grocery store and i use them. i hope this is helpful
  4. talkinboutmygirls

    talkinboutmygirls In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2008
    Do you have an active "freecycle" group in your neighborhood? There's tons o ftuff availabke and if you'd request them, I feel quite certain you'd get responses - and for free!

    Check out
  5. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

    Jul 8, 2007
    Woodville, MS
    I just got my new egg cartons yesterday and made my own labels. I ordered them from, a BYC sponsor:


    I ordered 200 and the price dropped to about .28 cents each. You can order as few as 25 for $12.95 which makes them about .50 cents each but the price per carton drops the more you order. I got 200 at $56.95 so about .28 cents each. I ordered the plastic because friends, family and customers can save them for me and they can be washed and reused. I'm just starting to sell eggs and I wanted something that looked more clean and professional than all the old saved egg cartons from various commercial places.
  6. Cason

    Cason Songster

    I was going to order some of those colored cartons.. but the shipping was a huge rip off.
  7. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Try posting on your local Craigslist. Offer a dozen free eggs if they bring you X amount of cartons.
  8. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Songster

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    We just started off with cartons from our neighbors and now they all bring us cartons to reuse. Occasonally there's a crunch and I post on I love freecycle!
  9. Go to They have cartons at a really cheap price, and you get FREE shipping. I ordered mine from there.
  10. chilisweet

    chilisweet Songster

    Jun 17, 2008
    Vancouver, WA
    Hey what do ya know, I'm selling my McMurry Hatchery egg cartons. I ordered 50 of the clear that snap in half, to have 6 in each half. They do have a label on them with a rooster, and a spot for you to put your own label or phone number. I love the egg cartons but don't like the label, as I have my own label business. Don't really need the label and that is the only reason why I'm selling them.

    I did use 4 cartons, so I have 46, and with shipping included I will sell them to you for $20.

    Let me know if that works for you.


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