Product Type: Poundland in Homeware
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Poundland Padded Envelopes
Member Name: jipp05
Poundland Padded Envelopes
Advantages: Good sturdy envelopes with thick bubble wrap padding
Disadvantages: The glue could be a little stronger
Since the majority of my music, film and book library are now digital I have been getting rid of a lot of my old books, DVD's and CD's by selling them on eBay. It was costing me a small fortune buying padded envelopes to send them all away and at times if I had to buy them in my local shop I was occasionally losing some money on the price that I charged for postage as the envelopes cost about 80 pence each.
I only discovered that poundland even did padded envelopes by accident when I was in buying something else but I ended up buying four packs as I knew how handy they would come in and I didn't want to risk going back in and they not having any in stock as my poundland can be really bad for having something then selling out and not getting it back in stock for months.
As you can imagine the envelopes cost a £1 for a pack of them and in each pack there 6 padded envelopes. You can also get a pack of 8 smaller ones but the pack with 6 are a much more practical size for what I wanted them for.
The envelopes look just like the ones that I was paying 80p for and they are made of brown paper surrounding a layer of bubble wrap. The quality of the envelopes is really good and the bubble wrap inside them is actually a thicker one than a lot of other padded envelopes that I have bought. They aren't going to protect something like glass in the post but they are fine for stopping things like CD and DVD cases from smashing when in transit.
They are also a really good size and I can even fit larger books in them as well as several DVD's and CD's at a time.
The only hint to them maybe not being as good a quality as the more expensive ones is the sticky gum that seals them. They are pre gummed so you just have to pull the paper off the sticky bit and seal them. They seal ok but I am never quite confident that they are going to hold with any sort of rigorous handling. I don't really find this a major problem however as I just make sure and put a bit of clear cello tape on the seal to ensure that it stays shut no matter what.
There really isn't a lot to complain about these envelopes as they do the job that they are intended for and the quality hasn't been compromised in trying to save money. Yes I do think that the glue that seals them could be a little stronger but it is no hassle for me to add a bit of cello tape and at this price it is a small inconvenience and one that I am glad to have to do. Besides I would do it even with the more expensive ones just to be doubly sure that they stayed sealed. Overall I think these envelopes really are amazing value for money and I now would be annoyed if I ran out and had to pay more money for one at my local shop as I just don't think it would be worth it when these do the exact same job.
Summary: Amazing value padded envelopes
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