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To Be Fair:
>Blackbox is a new shipping company from the creators of Cards Against Humanity.

Oh, from the company run by that rapist? Pass.
9:46 pm — Thursday, 25 August 2016
A Trained Chimp:
I looked at the page, read the FAQ, and still have no idea what this is. Cool header image though
10:23 pm — Thursday, 25 August 2016
Tony Soprano:
>It even has a cool domain name.

The domain name is stupid.
10:34 pm — Thursday, 25 August 2016
anonymous:
From the makers of a card game: A Custom Container Shipping Company!

Yes, really!
10:38 pm — Thursday, 25 August 2016
enough already:
> cool domain name

Oh John! :heart_eyes:
10:41 pm — Thursday, 25 August 2016
anonymous:
I mean, it sort of makes sense. This arose out of them shipping tons of packages of cards and such from their original Kickstarter project.

They're still the #1 ittem in the toy category on Amazon, years later.

And now they're doing more kickstarter board games and are enmeshed in that scene.

I just wonder if there's a big enough market for them at the scale they're targeting, and if they can make money off it. We'll see, I guess.
1:25 am — Friday, 26 August 2016
Eddie:
blackbox.cool

.cool?

This is groundbreaking, magical and amazing.

I don't know about the rest of you but I like my boxes like I like my women:

Black and in the freezer.
4:18 am — Friday, 26 August 2016
Q*Bert:
> Cool header image though

Holy shit, that is awesome. It's almost a shame they make some product (apparently) that's not that.
6:32 pm — Friday, 26 August 2016
gruber circlejerk:
It's $5 plus 5% of the retail price to ship 1 pound with Blackbox.

How is a 3PL company charging off of retail price? Where the fuck do they get off with that?

Look, Amazon FBA needs some competition. There's Shipwire, and a few other guys, but they're largely the "Contact us for a quote" type old-school pricing, with minimums. I thought of starting one myself, really. But FBA Multi-Channel doesn't have the nerve to charge a percentage of the retail price (because how would they know?).
7:07 pm — Friday, 26 August 2016
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