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Where can I find a canvas newspaper delivery bag!

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Mantha

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Don't laugh! I got a flyer route a few months ago to force me to stay active and get rid of my not-sexy one-pack. Been using my daughter's wagon all summer, and now that it's snowed that's not going to be an option!

Does anyone know where I can buy those shoulder slung canvas sacks for delivering papers? I think I contacted the Free Press some time ago and they invited me to look elsewhere (I think they only give them to real paperboys!)

If anyone even has any in their crawlspace/attic/basement, I'll be willing to pay just above bottom dollar for them! Smile

http://yaciuk.blogspot.com

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Go down to the fabric store and spend $3 dollars on a yard of canvas, use your scissors to cut the bag and straps and get your wife/girlfriend/daughter/ yourself , to do some sewing!


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Get into canvas painting. You'll make a fortune.


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...after your dead....

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...true...


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I used to deliver papers and I saved a few (for no real reason). When I was a paperboy, I used to get a new bag for free upon request. I have an extra if you want it.

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Should you ever feel the need to get in touch with your inner cheap Kraut/Scot or upcycling ecohippie, you could probably fab one up quickly with a horizontal pillow case, some steel rings, web mesh for handles, and some re-inforcement at the seams.

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Pillow cases tear easily.


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umm... just what the heck are you doing with your pillow cases that they tear easily?


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Really, do tell!

I've made a number of upcycled grocery bags out of *vintage* pillow cases, and haven't had any problems, even after hauling 4L's of milk and cans around in them for years.

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Mantha

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There's not way you could use a pillow case to carry the amount of weight needed for delivering flyers. They're quite huge. I bought a utility cart that holds (apparently) 330 lbs, and the weight wrecked it 3 minutes in to my route!

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wpg_idiot wrote:I used to deliver papers and I saved a few (for no real reason). When I was a paperboy, I used to get a new bag for free upon request. I have an extra if you want it.

I'd love it! How do I get in touch with you?

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Deank

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heh.. did you take it back to Canadian Tire?


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Mantha

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Yep! Full refund! The wheels didn't even get far enough to show any wear and tear!

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Deank

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have you considered asking the company you deliver for if they have any?


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Mantha

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I did a while back. Apparently it's the Free Press that puts these out (Canstar), and they only give bags out to people who deliver the actual paper. (WFP)

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Deank

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deliver the paper for one week Smile


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Mantha

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you're devious!!!

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Dang, yo. I just finally got fliers to my door for the first time yesterday, and they weighed about as much as the Yellow Pages. I'm sorry I ever suggested a pillow case. That was NOT what I was expecting. I've never seen so many fliers, all at once before. My husband said "Did they leave a kitchen sink in the mailbox too?"

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Deank

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yeah it was actually two different deliveries yesterday.

It gets a little bit worse for the Boxing Dale sale ones.


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Manthra, I updated my profile. You can find my email address in it. I tried to send you a private message when you started this post, but apparently it never sent.

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for some odd reason, we haven't received any flyers for the past two weeks.

my wife is quite pissed too...it's her favorite day of the week.

http://www.photage.ca

Mantha

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wpg_idiot, I responded to your pm! Thank you!

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so Mantha...have you found anything yet to help you with delivery?

Maybe a sled?

Cause I'd really like to start getting my flyers again this week Smile.

Just out of curiosity though...who would I call to complain that my fliers haven't been delivered for the past 3 weeks?

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Deank

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depends which set of flyers but if you are also not getting the free paper.. call them because they are one chunk of the flyers.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/


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