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I assume that means we're getting closer to getting the co-ops back. joy.gif

What co-op do you want to see?

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Oooh!  Yeah!  I caught it out of the corner of my eye and had to come check it out!  joy.gif

 

I'm so very happy.  Can't wait to see what comes...

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hooray!


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Sweet!!!

 

My suggestion: Lunchbots!!

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yay for co-ops!

 

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Sweet!!!

 

My suggestion: Lunchbots!!


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i get that this is a good thing :) but can someone explain what this is about? by "co-op" do you mean a buying club? i feel like i am missing something.....

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i get that this is a good thing :) but can someone explain what this is about? by "co-op" do you mean a buying club? i feel like i am missing something.....



Yeah, how exactly does it work online? I get the local stuff...


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Frontier. please.


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Green Sprouts http://iplaybabywear.com/index.php/  I would really like some silicone straws.


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Yay!!  Frontier and any kind of unpaper towels, pretty please.


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frontier would be great!

 

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Chicobags!  Any craft related stuff, especially hand dyed yarn would be great too!


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yesssss!


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Awesome!  I see these on other boards but I usually am not active enough there to participate.

 

I'd love to see cloth stuff - mama pads, diapers, nursing pads, bulk cloth purchases (for sewing).

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Yey! I miss co-ops so much!  joy.gif


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nursing bras? bravado, glamourmom, etc

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thumb.gif woot! woot! Finally!! I'd love to see a dharma silks or thai silks co op soon, pretty pretty please? Also, perhaps a Casey's Wood one, too. THANKS!


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Could we do homeschool stuff? Learning cards or other supplies that aren't necessarily age specific?


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To answer previous questions, co-ops are when one person agrees to act as the pointman.  They set up the co-op, organize, sort and mail the goods.  Since we are such a large board, we are able to do some really great co-ops with really great prices.  It is exciting because it is often hard to get enough people together offline for a co-op to be worth the discount you can get.  Trust me, they are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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thumb.gif woot! woot! Finally!! I'd love to see a dharma silks or thai silks co op soon, pretty pretty please? Also, perhaps a Casey's Wood one, too. THANKS!


I'll second the Dharma request. We have 3 very used play silks and the boys would love more. I could use some for gifts as well. thumb.gif

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I was excited but then saw that I can't run one for my own business.  That's a bummer.

 

Aside from that, I'd like to see one for PlanetBox.


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I would love to see Frontier and Mercurius :)


 
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I would love to see Frontier and Mercurius :)



I totally need to get my post count up. I host a local Frontier coop every month and would love to extend it to online. =)


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i would love a mercurious one too! so glad to see the co-ops back open!! mdc was the first co-op board i found and i have such fond memories of the mamas on here running such neat buys. joy.gif

 

and, i just finished running my second organic woolen underwear buy on another group and would be willing to open it on here for next year. this is really early, since i'd probably open it in august or september, should i contact anyone to get it on the schedule this soon?


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joy.gif I'm so excited that we're open again! joy.gif

I'm excited to get to mod the new Co-ops board, as well as organizing and participating in the co-ops. thumb.gif

Gossamer gave a great explanation of co-ops. "Group buy" is another term for it. All the information for the co-ops will be hosted in a co-op-specific thread here in the Co-ops forum, where members can post to participate, add their orders, ask questions of the organizer, etc. (Non "official" co-op business goes here, in the Co-op Chat forum.) All payments will go to the organizer, who will deal directly with the manufacturer to place the order and submit one payment for the whole thing. The order ships to the organizer, who sorts it out into individual orders, packs them up, and gets everyone their shipping totals. Once shipping totals are paid, orders are shipped to participants who get to enjoy their lovely goods! smile.gif

We are accepting organizer applications now, so go ahead and get those in if you want to run a co-op!

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i would love a mercurious one too! so glad to see the co-ops back open!! mdc was the first co-op board i found and i have such fond memories of the mamas on here running such neat buys. joy.gif

 

and, i just finished running my second organic woolen underwear buy on another group and would be willing to open it on here for next year. this is really early, since i'd probably open it in august or september, should i contact anyone to get it on the schedule this soon?


Your best bet would be to apply for organizer status now (we have a new process for verification that takes a bit) and then you can apply for your coop to go on the calender 3 months in advance smile.gif or Heather would then verify that the company allows group buys directly from them and then we would be good to go smile.gif

I looking forward to a Family Pastimes next holiday season myself!

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So very excited. 

Things I would love to see reusable bags of any brand.

Folkmanis puppets- http://www.folkmanis.com/

Home school supplies- especially science supplies


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