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Where to buy Lock-n-Lock containers? other than online

#1 User is offline   ClayC 

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:24 PM

Ive searched the forums a bit and cant seem to find the answer, so here goes:

where can I buy Lock-n-Lock containers OTHER THAN online? Do any local stores (ie Walmart, Target) carry them?

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:37 PM

I've always bought mine at Target.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:38 PM

Around here you can get them at Wal-mart, K-Mart and Target Stores. Have also seen them at Albertsons grocery stores.

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Posted 06 September 2007 - 07:38 PM

I got mine at the dollar store :o

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 06:49 AM

thanks everyone!

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 07:44 AM

If you have Big Lots I am sure they have them too. A friend gets them from the Dollar store too.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:00 AM

Wal-Mart or Meijer for me. Depends on any sales that might be going on.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 08:04 AM

Our Price Chopper grocery store has them. I'd be wary of the dollar store variety -- they may be cheap knock-offs.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:04 PM

I doubt you'll find real Lock-n-Locks at a dollar store, and I wouldn't trust knock-offs to be waterproof.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:52 PM

View PostPrime Suspect, on Sep 7 2007, 01:04 PM, said:

I doubt you'll find real Lock-n-Locks at a dollar store, and I wouldn't trust knock-offs to be waterproof.


I'm going to have to agree with you here. If it's in the Dollar Store, it's not Lock & Lock. The names are proprietary and trademarked. It's a little annoying ot lookfor Tupperware, only to find that it's a Chinese food container, or disposable Glad-Ware. Lock & Locks, and Tupperware make good containers. Fold&Lock and Glad-Ware are terrible containers.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:34 PM

I buy mine at the Greencastle Wal-Mart, surely the Terre Haute one has them as well.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:37 PM

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 02:48 PM

Yup, Terre Haute Walmart had em! picked up a few there today! Not the greatest selection, but they had them. Thanks everyone!

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 04:27 PM

Both Target, and Walmart for me. Ironic, If you have Ocean State Job-Lot (a fairly big excess inventory reseller type store) they have a knock-off on sale (8 X 6 X 2), same silicone seal, (green instead of blue), the side tabs a re a little different. (no holes through.)

The local Walmart has actually been running low on Lock-N-Lock's. I was lucky, to find a 6 X 6 X 2 sandwich box for my last cache. (Dam! Missed Again! Another Dam Cache (GC151D4)).

Mine have been getting a little comment on the unique camouflage.. Nothing like a little Rustolium Stone-Touch paint to make the sucker look heavier, and more native to the surroundings.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:15 PM

I have found real Lock-n-Locks at the "99cents Only" stores in SoCalif. This is a large chain of stores. Mostly, they have ClicknSeal. It is a similar quality container, with a good seal. I have tested them, and have one in the field as a cache container doing very well. A good value at 2 for 0.99.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:57 PM

We highly recommend the Walmart boxes. Several of our caches have survived many weeks completely submerged in the recent floods and we are pleased to say that the seal on the Walmart box did its job and the contents stayed safe and dry.

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:57 PM

Target has them in all sorts of places

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 07:11 PM

View PostAnnabe, on Sep 6 2007, 07:38 PM, said:

I got mine at the dollar store :huh:


I get my lock n lock boxes at Walmart. But lately I have been saving sevaral caches for a major hide. I have been getting move of them at the dollar store. I have one of them already hid and haven't had any problems.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 07:36 PM

I usually pick lock-n-lock's up at either K-Mart, Wally World, or Target. My local grocery stores also carry them.

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 07:51 PM

View PostPrime Suspect, on Sep 7 2007, 02:04 PM, said:

I doubt you'll find real Lock-n-Locks at a dollar store, and I wouldn't trust knock-offs to be waterproof.


I got a real lock-n-lock at the dollar store by my house. they have them in several sizes too...

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 06:04 AM

I get mine from Target. I recently went on a trip to the Texas Hill Country and found a lot of nice containers that survived being submerged in floodwaters. A majority of these containers were the Lock-n-Lock type (the others were bison tubes) In my area I've been finding a lot of wet logs lately and those caches haven't seen nearly as much rain as the ones I found down South. If everybody used nice, watertight containers we would be much better off.

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Posted 11 September 2007 - 07:07 AM

I mentioned in our local forum that I've seen HUGE Lock-n-Lock containers at an Asian Market in Champaign, Illinois. These were every bit as big as an ammo can and some even bigger. I've never seen them that large at Wal-mart or anywhere else.

I can't promise that every market like this one would have them, but you might want to give it a shot.

Just make sure they don't smell like Kimchi! :huh:

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 06:56 AM

View PostCYBret, on Sep 11 2007, 07:07 AM, said:

Just make sure they don't smell like Kimchi! :)



LOL! Thank you, for stopping me from making a cache from the 5-gallon pails
our garage mechanic gets for the buses... He gets them through his wife, who
works for a school program, and they discard the pails which used to have
Dill Pickles in them. :) But, they don't always clean them.. :D
and the new buses go from the new car smell, to DELI. :D :) :D

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(Just bought a 16-cup Lock-N-Lock from walmart, (the big baby!) painting it blue, and
turning it into a TARDIS, for a new concept cache. "Doctor Who" )

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:28 AM

View Postgelfling6, on Sep 15 2007, 06:56 AM, said:

(Just bought a 16-cup Lock-N-Lock from walmart, (the big baby!) painting it blue, and
turning it into a TARDIS, for a new concept cache. "Doctor Who" )


Just leave one side clear so the bomb squad can look in and not have to blow it up. :)

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