Update on Sailor Plastics...
Ordered 225 12-ounce bottles with flip top caps last Tuesday after reading this thread. They were delivered 3 days later (Friday morning). Total cost = $113.89 (w/shipping), about 50 cents per bottle. Heckuva deal.
I am set for a couple of years now.
Thanks for the update Nabber!!! I'm glad it worked out for you. I also ordered this year and hopefully won't be set for a couple years, but for this year and the start of next I'm set. Happy selling / eating!!!!
The cheapest that I have found for new jars is Big Lots right now. $7.25 for a case of 12 pint jars with lids.
If you don't have a Big Lot our Dollar General is 7.50 for pints or 1/2 pints with lids, can't come close online once you include shipping.
As far as Sailors goes I bought 1lb and 2lb jars one week and 2 weeks later bought the same thing when they arrived they had doubled the shipping without telling me first. Won't use them again.
I buy all my plastic jars from Brushy Mountain but I buy them by the case to get the better deal. Even if you don't need that many jars at once, its still best to buy in bulk in the long run. I think their prices were the best around for case quantities, however, they do charge a high shipping cost, no free shipping here.
Muth jars at Gamers.
If you are located in the Pacific Northwest, I would suggest checking out Aaron Packaging. They are a plastic manufacturer with pretty reasonable prices and if you need a custom mold, they can design it. They have a nice selection of honey jars at http://www.aaronpackaging.com/plastic/bottles/honey/. We don't buy in bulk and they always are friendly and have what we need.
the link worked for me.