|Package Length:||24.1 inches|
|Package Width:||19.3 inches|
|Package Height:||15.2 inches|
|Package Weight:||13.4 pounds|
|Average Customer Rating:|| based on 19 reviews|
|Average Customer Review: ( 19 customer reviews )
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20 of 20 found the following review helpful:
They work, but quality is a problem Jul 10, 2012
By I.M. Shopper
The technical details:
*Double thickness handles and bottom - Brilliant white
Yes. This is how it is designed.
*Stackable - Cardboard Corrugated Materials - Holds 150- 175 Comics
Yes. They are stackable cardboard boxes.
*Dimensions - Exterior L 15.75 X W 7.5 X H 10.75
Yes. Close enough. Measuring on the OUTSIDE without lid I get closer to L 16" x W 8" x H 11"
*10 Boxes in Bundle
Yes, and lids were included.
The basic claims are accurate, but I would like to expand on what some of the other reviewers have said.
One reviewer said that the cardboard was "cheap". Actually, they are made of a triple wall cardboard (flat, corrugated, flat, corrugated, flat). The cardboard itself is nice and stiff. Plenty thick to handle the full weight of comic books.
There are two design issues I did not like.
The inner flaps fold up on the ends but do not fold up to the full height of the box. They extend about 1" above the handle or about 3.5" short of the full height, so the "double thickness handles" is correct, but the design does not provide a full-height smooth surface for your comics.
The second design problem is the handles. One reviewer mentioned that the handles fold into the box. This is true. The handles are meant to fold in and wrap around the end layers of cardboard and vertically back up inside the box about half an inch. This creates an additional "bump" of cardboard that your comics end up resting against if the handles stay folded in. You could cut them off, but you could risk tearing the handle holes while lifting.
Now the ugly part. The boxes I received were poorly made. The quality control in their production appears to be very poor. Out of ten boxes, they all folded very inconsistently. The reason is because they weren't cut out accurately and the factory creases were really inconsistent. Sometimes the hand holes in the two layers of cardboard don't line up, so the handles are pretty easily screwed up. Sometimes the bottom flap doesn't extend the full length of the box, leaving a little gap on the bottom that your end comics can fall into. I'm not sure if this is a problem, but I'm concerned that an end comic or two could get into the gap and if I'm not careful, I could bend the bottom of them when I slide comics forward or back when I am flipping through them.
That brings my long-winded review almost to an end. They work. They hold comics as intended. The design and quality problems make me worry about possible damage to my books, particularly on the ends. Since my intention is to keep my comics in original condition, I don't see how these boxes meet my goals or expectations. If your goal is a box to hold comics without regard to protecting their value, you may not be concerned. Since I don't want to hassle with a return, I will make them work, even if I have to do some modifications.
12 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Cheap cardboard/no lids included Nov 10, 2011
I ordered this bundle of boxes based on the description. Unfortunately, what arrived in the mail did not match up. To begin with, the cardboard is horrible. It tore during assembly. Even so, once assembled, I figured it still wasn't bad enough to merit a return. I loaded up my comics, turned to the bundle and looked for a lid . . . There were no lids. The picture shows a lid, the boxes are described as stackable, and yet, without a lid, one cannot stack them. I will be returning this product promptly. Do not buy!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Terrible quality, but they work. Aug 30, 2012
I never knew there could be so many problems with a simple cardboard box until I ordered this product. I used to work at a comic store back in high school, and we sold both similar cardboard and plastic storage boxes, but I have NEVER had problems like I did with these.
To start, the quality control is terrible. Some of the boxes came bent (which would have been a packaging problem) and most came with some form of fold or cut defect. When you finally get the boxes together, there is a significant amount of open space at two of the corners - enough to be concerned about their ability to be moved/protect your comics.
The handles are also a problem. While they are indeed double thick, the interior flap only folds to slightly above the handle opening (as opposed to all the way to the top), and don't allow for your end comics to lay flush. I had to under fill the boxes to make sure I wouldn't get any weird creases in my comics.
I don't really have any valuable comics, and a lot of them are in bad condition to begin with, so I don't care all that much. If you're someone who cares about the storage conditions of your comics I would look elsewhere. The only reason I gave this product a second star is that they still close properly and they're really the only reasonably priced option on Amazon. I would definitely suggest getting boxes at your local comic shop if you're concerned about quality.
6 of 7 found the following review helpful:
About what you'd expect for the price... Dec 16, 2011
By M. Knannlein
My guess is these are regular office/moving boxes that were adapted to comic book size by someone who doesn't actually know anything about collecting comics.
The worst part of this box is the handle design. The handles are formed by little flaps that you punch out and push inside the box. Those handle flaps are evidently supposed to hold the inner side walls in place, but this is a pipe dream. Also, the handle flaps create a bar of cardboard at either end of the box interior, and you definitely would not want that un-flat portion pressing against your comic books. I ended up putting an extra piece of thick mat board as an extra liner at each end. (My old yellowed boxes that I replaced were double-walled and completely smooth and flat inside when put together.)
Lack of assembly instructions enabled me to exercise my neural pathways. It was a minor puzzle that took a couple minutes of staring to figure it out.
I'm not UNhappy with these. Ten boxes for under $40, after all. At that price, they'll get me by until I can afford proper archival storage.
(Lids are included, despite the one-star reviewer's assertion.)
5 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Horrible quality, impossible to assemble, shipping damage Aug 28, 2012
I received my package of 10 boxes today.
Eager to open them up and start using them to hold my comic books, I am severely disappointed.
Problem #1) Every single box has a 2" diameter hole through both sides. This is shipping damage IMO, like someone stabbed the boxes through with something. They all have this torn hole in all the same spot. Unacceptable!
Problem #2) I'm not sure how they expect you to get the sides (step 2 & 3) inside the box without bending the cardboard seventeen ways from Sunday. Once you fold "Flap #1" (the bottom), getting the other two sides in just doesn't work unless you bend them a lot and twist them around to get them in. Horrible!
Problem #3) As others expressed, the cuts and folds aren't measured properly. Once you get the deformed sides into the box, the handle flaps are too short to actually hold them up against the side of the box. Ridiculous!
Screw this company and their lack of quality control. I guess you do get what you pay for (although, from what I got, I'd have expected to pay a nickel).
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