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Vintage staples: standard, Clipper undulated, or Tot 50

Vintage staples: standard, Clipper undulated, or Tot 50

Regular price $4.50 USD
Regular price Sale price $4.50 USD
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Who needs 5000 staples at a shot? Obviously, none of the folks whose estates we’ve scavenged over the years needed them: every one has had strips upon strips of unused staples sitting in a desk drawer.

And, since every newly manufactured box of staples creates 2-3x its weight in unnecessary manufacturing emissions, our goal in offering a more reasonable quantity of post-consumer staples is to maximize the useful life - and embodied energy - of these rescued parts.

This listing is for staples only (staplers, staple removers, and vintage staple boxes sold separately, if at all). We will continue to replenish Tot 50 staples (out of production for years now) as we are able to find them.

Expect to receive roughly 2 linear inches of staple bar per every 100 staples purchased, regardless of style.

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    • 100% secondhand packaging

    • intentionally slow in-house service levels

    • ground shipping only

    This is climate-competent commerce, and we talk a bit more about each of these strategies on our 'official' shipping policy page:

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  • Proactive Satisfaction + Refunds

    We have adopted a 'generally generous' approach to fulfilling many of our product listings, as sending a wee bit extra can avoid costly errors & 'fix it' shipments (besides, we find most folks appreciate the occasional freebie).


    That said, if you would prefer to avoid the extras, we will gladly rightsize or downsize your order on request (product price would remain the same because more labor + less product = wash). If you prefer this option, please include a detailed order note to specify the quantity you wish to recieve (i.e. 'please send precise count of 7 for XYZ product').


    As a rule, we discourage returns - but we also don't abide crappy customer experiences. To initiate issue resolution in the event that we miss the boat with your order (gaps happen!), head to our refund policy page (linked here - and at the bottom of any page) to get started.

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'This is a phenomenal shop! Every little detail screams "love, care, quality, reduce, repurpose, reuse, upcycle!" Cannot recommend highly enough! I was blown away! My favorite new shop of 2022!'

-Kimberly, Long Beach CA

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