FYI Sax will meet or beat competitors prices. We will even set up a spread
sheet for you. The gal in the bid dept. is Anne Solomko. She will be happy
to help give best prices. When sending your list of supplies for pricing,
it is best to be as exact as possible for quick service. As I've mentioned
before, it is difficult to know what is needed if you simply say something
like "2 qty blue paint." We will not know what you mean and it will delay
the process. If you need additional help, please let me know and I will be
happy to assist you.
Sax Arts & Crafts
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judy Decker" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 02, 2003 10:34 PM
Subject: Re: supply orders -anyone want an Excel form?
> I don't know who started the supply order thread (I never got the first
> post). Does anyone want an Excel order form template? I can even send you
> one for Sax (although the prices are a couple of years old). I simplified
> orders considerably by ordering all of my basic supplies from Sax. Sax
> matched the discount I was receiving from United Supply (my previous basic
> supply company). I just ordered from Dick Blick then what I couldn't get
> from Sax. I think there were still a number of items I continued to order
> from United Supply since their prices were still lower. My clay and glazes
> all came from Columbus Clay because they had a better price and shipping
> considerable less.
> Those of you who do clay might want to check for a supplier in your state.
> You will save $$ over what they charge in the art supply catalogs.
> Once you get your order forms ready for each company - your orders go much
> faster. You just need to adjust qantities or change colors - add new items
> from year to year.
> I do the open catalog routine too - I have all of the pages folded down
> have items on I want and just go page by page - It really doesn't take
> long. Post-it notes help too.
> Rather than shuffling from catalog to catalog - try going with the one
> gives you the best value overall. Sax is a good one to start with.
> your time is valuable, too.