I desperately need empty tins and cigar boxes to use for science kits. Can anyone help me?

I'm a retired educator - I run workshops entitled I'm a scientist - for parents AND their children.

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Burf3 years ago
Check out some of the larger thrift stores, I see a wide variety of metal tins and small boxes, mostly fruitcake and cookie tins, plastic boxes and occasionally some wooden boxes. The prices are generally less than a dollar apiece.
And, if its a charity based thrift store, depending upon your workshop's status (profit or non-profit), they may even donate some to you.
Vintage1942 (author)  Burf3 years ago
Just want you to know how much I appreciate your reply - for you to take the time to write is so appreciated.
I'm off to the Thrift Shops this morning. Why didn't I think of that? :)
knife1413 years ago
Some tobacco shops sell these as cheap as $1 each.
Is that the price for a box with cigars included? Or just the box?

I mean, I don't smoke, but if I can find cigars that cheap, it just seems like such a good deal that maybe I should start smoking.
;-P
Empty boxes.
That makes more sense pricewise.  I guess the boxes are sold as extras, like, a cigar accessory, for the user who wants the option to store/display/serve his or her cigars in a box.  The cigars themselves are sold packaged in what... plastic wrappers? 

Anyway, I'm asking dumb questions, divergent from the original topic.  I mean boxes at a dollar per, this is an excellent answer to OP's question. Sound's like maybe just what he's looking for.
fifa123 years ago
You must solve it by yourself!

http://wwww.eautcoins.com/
How desperately do you need them? You can buy them. Here is one place i know of.

http://www.makershed.com/product_p/mstin1.htm

I'm sure if you search hard enough you can find a manufacture and may be able to get a better deal on them or even get your hands on some manufacture defects. 
For inexpensive containers, I usually check the public recycling bins.  In my home town there is this enormous steel dumpster like thing, that has been sectioned into compartments for PET, HDPE, steel, newspaper, etc.    I don't know if they have have any kind of public recycling in your town, but if they do, this is a good place to go for containers... especially if the containers you are looking for are made out of PET, HDPE, steel, etc.