Need polystyrene pellets (Foam peanuts or bean bag filling)

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  1. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I want to make my own oversized beanbag chairs (commercial cloth units go for $140 each- I can make the shells for $20).

    I need to find a cheap source for the polystyrene foam balls that go inside. I figured it's like anything else, if you buy it as "Bean bag refill" it costs $5 per cubic foot-- but if you buy is as an industrial product or from some less formal source- it's probably less than half that.

    So I wondered if you guys had any suggestions on a place I might be able to find some (or something similar) cheap.

    -V
     
  2. Thom B

    Thom B Stunt Coordinator

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    I'd hit one of the local MailBox shops and ask where they get their peanuts from. Often times they'll have a catalog or local source you can contact, or go in on an order with you.

    T
     
  3. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    Thom,
    Good advice- although I'm concerned the peanuts will not have the same feel as small pellets- maybe I could chip them up somehow.
    Any kind soul have a few garbage bags of foam peanuts they want to donate to a poor lowly HTF moderator.
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    Vince
     
  4. PatrickM

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    Vince, I don't know of any company in particular in your area but grab the Yellow Pages and take a look under Shipping Supply Retailers or Wholesalers. They'll have the cheapest sources for what your looking for.

    Patrick
     
  5. Scott Hayes

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    My mother does alot of e-bay sales. She gets them from the post office.
     

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