Free Cigar boxes?

Does anybody know where I can get free cigar boxes? also included, where could I get some free altoids tins?

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orksecurity6 years ago
Good luck. Best suggestion I've got is to try to find someone who still buys cigars by the box, or become very good friends with a cigar store owner. There's a lot of demand for the better boxes.

Altoids tins: Find a friend who likes that candy. No other solution.

Or think about other small boxes which you might have access to. There's nothing magical about these two; they're just "traditional" (well, the Altoids tin is a recent tradition and probably I'bles fault).

Does anyone know where I can get old film canisters? looking for large ones in good shape.

StingyB3 years ago

If you are using the cigar boxes for guitars, maybe research a little more and you will find the nicest cigar box guitars are not made from cigar boxes. Folks are using any kind of box and tin/can type things. I make cigar box guitars and have yet to use an actual cigar box. These days it merely represents a style of guitar. My last two builds have been with dollar store boxes and let me tell ya they are nice looking and sounding. All that really matters is the material you use for the neck and the extended part that runs through the box. I have found maple works great but I've used Oak and other hard woods. I've seen pine being used for the necks as well. The altoids tin, yes make a cool little practice amp but the 9 V battery is mounted outside the tin and this just doesn't look so hot. I like using lithium re-chargeable batteries found in most of todays toys and electronics. They also use USB more times than not for charging and so forth and most important.....they fit inside the tin. My last CBG build I used a piezo pick up from a kids toy drum pad and headphone jack and I mounted a practice amp in the guitar made from a USB chargeable computer speaker, so it can plug into itself or an external amp. The CBG build before that had dual out put jacks, one for an amp and one to whatever you might use to record. This eliminates any background noise and feedback while recording live. I got the dual jack out of an old kareoke machine. Anyway I will get some pics together and post them so I can show off what I've been up to, and in the meanwhile let your imagination do all the hard work. Enjoy

clagster5 years ago
go here all you do is pay shipping

I'm down in S.E. Texas and I have good luck finding holiday Altoid tins at little mom-and-pop convenience stores. Most of them don't realize they are collector's items and they deal with them like any unsold holiday un-perishables.... they box them up after Christmas and pull them out the following year.

I get current and brand new Altoid tins at Target stores, and sometimes I get lucky at Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and Family Dollar stores.

I feel very lucky to say that I have a very decent collection. Also, all my friends and family know that I collect them and when they are out and about, or traveling, they always pick up any they see and bring them home to me.

framistan6 years ago
If you drive around asking smoke-shops about availability of free cigar boxes, you will likely us enough gasoline and time to make it more worth it to just buy some off of ebay. I ordered a set of ten empty cigar boxes from ebay, and they were all very nice ones made from wood. The price was only about ten dollars. So, you might be able to get some free, but i think the ebay route is the better deal.
FoolishSage6 years ago
Try shops where they sell cigars. They usually receive cigars in boxes of 10 or so and sell individually. If you ask nicely they might give you the empty boxes instead of throwing them away. They might even save them up for you.

Alternatively you can buy a box of cigars which includes a "free" cigar box (free because you pay for the cigars rather than the box).

I'm afraid I cannot help with altoids tins.
iceng6 years ago
Maybe where you live, here they are sought after collectables !!

Yes ! Free Cigar boxes it is widely available everywhere