I never really bought boxes for moving before. It's the 12th time I will be moving in the last 8 years. In the past I used to go to a local grocer or hardware store late at night to collect boxes from the stocking crew, who was happy to get rid of them, because they didn't have to throw them away. However, the boxes I purchased cost me less that $9.00 for 12 of them and they are great! They carry much heavier loads than any of the old, beat up boxes I used to use. These will stay in the attic for future use if I need them. They're truly that good!