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    Default Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    People in my area ask for quart or pint size jars of honey. We've been buying glass jars at the dollar store but would like to switch to plastic this year and hopefully save a little cash. The problem I'm finding is that mainly I'm seeing jars in 1 lb., 2 lb, 12 oz., 16 oz., etc. I'm having trouble figuring out which ones equal out to the pint or quart sizes that people around here expect. Anyone have the same issue? Any ideas of where to get quart and pint size plastic jars in bulk?

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    I can't help you but I'd like to try to persuade you to stay with glass. Quart and pint jars are great multipurpose jars. Not only are they recyclable but there reusable. Also keep in mind if the honey crystallizes it's easy to water bath them at a low temp to re-liquify the honey and chunks of comb honey look really cool floating in them. In our area you can get them at any of the hardware stores, kmart, walmart even at most of the grocery stores. You might think about offering a small refund if they bring back the jar or have there own.

    Good luck and try to buy American any way you decide. We need jobs over here to.

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Pints are 16 oz and quarts are 32 oz. I use glass because I can buy them local but I'm very small.

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    I have a friend that went to plastic and had customers tell him that the glass felt like it was a better product,he switched back.

    Just giving you a different way to look at it.

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Quote Originally Posted by jbraun View Post
    Pints are 16 oz and quarts are 32 oz. I use glass because I can buy them local but I'm very small.
    Pints are 16 fluid ounces 24 ounces of honey quarts are 32 fluid Ounces 48 ounces of honey.

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Quote Originally Posted by angel View Post
    People in my area ask for quart or pint size jars of honey. We've been buying glass jars at the dollar store but would like to switch to plastic this year and hopefully save a little cash. The problem I'm finding is that mainly I'm seeing jars in 1 lb., 2 lb, 12 oz., 16 oz., etc. I'm having trouble figuring out which ones equal out to the pint or quart sizes that people around here expect. Anyone have the same issue? Any ideas of where to get quart and pint size plastic jars in bulk?
    a pint is 1.5 pounds, and quart is 3 pounds. in terms of honey 12 fluid ounces = 1 pound, 16 ounces by weight.

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Deleted double post. Darn PC.

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Quote Originally Posted by angel View Post
    People in my area ask for quart or pint size jars of honey. We've been buying glass jars at the dollar store but would like to switch to plastic this year and hopefully save a little cash. The problem I'm finding is that mainly I'm seeing jars in 1 lb., 2 lb, 12 oz., 16 oz., etc. I'm having trouble figuring out which ones equal out to the pint or quart sizes that people around here expect. Anyone have the same issue? Any ideas of where to get quart and pint size plastic jars in bulk?
    In liquid there are 16 oz in a pint. A pint of honey is 24 oz. (weight)

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Alright.... so the company that I'm looking at states the following:

    "All sizes are listed in HONEY WEIGHT and not by the fluid oz."

    and they have 1lb and 2lb

    so technically I cannot buy these because they are less than the honey weight. Example, if I bought the 1lb jar and sold it as a "pint" then the customer is getting jipped .5lb of honey.

    Correct?

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Correct.

    If you tell the customer there the same size by weight then yes your shorting them. If you label it as 1# or 2# and adjust the price then no i think it is what it is.

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Quote Originally Posted by beesohappy View Post
    Correct.

    If you tell the customer there the same size by weight then yes your shorting them. If you label it as 1# or 2# and adjust the price then no i think it is what it is.
    Thank you!

    There are some people in our area doing this and I'll let them know their measurements are wrong.

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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    Honey is sold by weight not fluid ounces. No one is being jipped when you put the weight on the jar. Honey is denser than water, of course. True honey jars are made to reflect 8 oz is weight not volume. I use Mann Lake's plastic honey bottles in two sizes, 8 oz and 16 oz. And they come in a lot of sizes. They sell really well.

    CN-284 24 pack 1 lb (454 g) Hourglass Embossed Jars with yellow flip tops
    CN-288 12 pack 2 lb (907.18 g) Hourglass Embossed Jars with yellow flip tops

    They are also available in bulk - different item number than above

    .http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeepin...ry/page93.html
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    Default Re: Bulk quart and pint plastic jars

    I see this post is a month old, but wanted to let op know that at Walmart you can get a case of 12 pint glass canning jars for less than dollar store. Mainstays are around $7.50 for 12, and Ball are around $8.50 for 12. Glass sells quicker than plastic, and looks nicer too in my opinion. Quart size is around $9.50 a case. Funny thing though is that the Mainstays do hold 24 oz by weight, and the Ball hold just under 23 oz. I've tried filling them up but then they leak as soon as they are warm...like when selling at a market in warm weather. Or in a warm car. They both need a little room for expanding. Also, I've seen nice sales at Ace on both size jars from time to time.
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