How do I actually wrap up/label books for the auction/consignment?
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Posted by princesslucky

I see that we have to affix labels - is there any way to do so without damaging the book or having the label fall off?  Someone suggested to me that I wrap them up in clear plastic - any affordable way to do that?  Or would just taping on a label with removable tape suffice?

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Posted by qwaserity

Rubber bands; they then put the labels under the band and tape the bands to the label.

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Posted by cmegus

If people do not have to open the book or what-have-you, put them in a zip lock bag of some some kind and size.

Then put the label either in or tape it to the outside of the bag.

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Posted by jimrules27

Many of mine are in shrink wrap still and was just going to use scotch tape to the plastic.

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Posted by jerrytel

Painters tape if you must put tape directly on the item; rubber band over the label/tape rubber band to label is the best.

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Posted by cinnibar

The rubber band method is best, I've seen.  It will keep the tag with the game and also allow the auctioneers/others who are allowed to open it and confirm the contents to the crowd.

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Posted by l scott watkins
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Posted by l scott watkins

I agree with Cinnibar.
 

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Posted by aaronr

For my consignment store items I use string to tie the box shut in a cross like pattern and then tape the label to the string. That way random people walking browsing the store cannot easily open it. For auction items I will use either rubber bands or string but only across two sides so the auctioneers can open it easily if it needs to be opened.

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Posted by quarex

Things for sale in the Consignment Shop with rubber banded tags also have a nasty habit of ending up with their rubber bands snapped off and misplaced; not, mind, that it is better to ruin your item with a bad taping job than to run the relatively minor risk of having your rubber band betray you, but Aaronr's advice is probably the best for that purpose. 

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