theres a uline facility driving distance from my house.
my box people rule. free delivery if i order over $150 worth of crap.
you really should be able to find a local place that manufactures and has a retail store within their operation to sell to non business people like people moving and whatnot.
i'm pretty sure that there is no dumpster diving tubes around here. budai woulda been on that one, he's amazing that way.
the thing with local box manufacters is this: ten 36x24x6 will probably last me like...2-3 years. i keep shipping with my flatstock boxes until FedEx tells me that i can't EVER use the box again. took 5 or 6 roundtrips for that to happen last time.
so some dumb assed girl walking in and asking for such a small order probably wouldn't fly so well. i could be wrong. i'll let you know in 2-3 years when these ten wear out.
but i will keep my ear to the ground friend.