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Dick Blick to the rescue

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Larry Peterson, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

    I know we don't like guys like this but sometimes they can be useful and a couple of times they have saved my bacon.

    I have a single source for delivery of supplies including mats. The have occasionally been out of stock on some of the mats that I rely on with no projected in stock date. We have vendors that will ship mats but the shipping charges are very high.

    They do charge $3-4 more per mat but shipping is fast (I had my last order within 2 days) and free. Their site says free shipping over $35.00. Plus they don't have any 15 mat minimum for shipping like some vendors.

    With the free shipping, I figure that the mats I just ordered cost me about the same or less than if I had them shipped from one of our vendors. Plus did I mention that they saved my bacon.

    When you gotta have it right now and your normal vendors are OOS, this is an option.
     
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  2. Aiden

    Aiden CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Do they except a resale number?
     
  3. Larry Peterson

    Larry Peterson PFG, Picture Framing God

  4. Aiden

    Aiden CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    Cool! Thanks
     
  5. echavez123

    echavez123 MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    We are in the same boat in that all our product is brought in once a week by two diff suppliers. Fortunately, we have a Dick Blick 5 miles from our store, and yes, on occasion, we buy matboard and foamboard when we just gotta have it. I believe their mats are primarily Crescent, but that is ok when you need it. There prices are about 30-40% higher, but that is better than pissing off a customer cause we have to wait another week for a delivery.
     
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