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I'd like to buy a bunch of Waldorfy supplies- crayons, paper, paints.... but they are so expensive! Does anyone know if there are any buying co-ops going on on yahoo groups right now?
 

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I'd love to participate in one of these!<br><br>
I'd also be interested in doing something similar for silk scarves to do playsilks with. Dharma trading co has good prices, but I am all about the cheap!
 

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If noone else wants to, I will host if anyone knows of any resources to get these things.
 

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Hello there! I've never run a co-op before but would be willing to help. Mercurius offers discounted prices to homeschoolers. I don't know if they do co-ops though. I'm waiting to get my homeschooler prices but they are updating the website and the person I spoke with said it wouldn't be done until mid-month.<br><br>
I have sent an email to them to see if they will do a co-op. I'll post here when I hear from them.
 

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Sounds awesome! I was on their site, but maybe I just feel like death, but I didn't see an order form on there. I can't wait to hear if they will do a co-op! I need lots of things!
 

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I would definitely be interested in it as well!<br>
Any idea on their prices? They can not be too cheap as you would need to order from Germany directly,.....although cutting out the middle man makes it cheaper...<br>
How would this buyiong co-op work? Sorry all new to this.<br>
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I don't know about any art supply yahoo groups.<br>
My local hs group co-ops for Mercurius stuff. It's pretty simple to set up with them as a hs group. Really you just have to get enough people together to meet the $150 minimum.<br><br>
IMO the best art supply type things to get from Mercurius are the Stockmar crayons and Lyra pencils.<br><br>
For a price example, the Stockmar Waldorf set 8 tincase crayons is $6.49 from Mercurius at the hs co-op rate, but at Nova Natural it's $11.90.
 

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I wanted to make sure it was okay to post this, sorry for the delay:<br><br>
this is a group where people post stuff they want to get rid of and stuff they are looking for<br><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorfexchange/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorfexchange/</a><br><br>
you have to join to participate<br><br>
It is not a super busy group, but sometimes people offer great stuff. Also, if you list things you are looking for someone may have extras to get rid of.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wanted to make sure it was okay to post this, sorry for the delay:<br><br>
this is a group where people post stuff they want to get rid of and stuff they are looking for<br><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorfexchange/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waldorfexchange/</a><br><br>
you have to join to participate<br><br>
It is not a super busy group, but sometimes people offer great stuff. Also, if you list things you are looking for someone may have extras to get rid of.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't know about any art supply yahoo groups.<br>
My local hs group co-ops for Mercurius stuff. It's pretty simple to set up with them as a hs group. Really you just have to get enough people together to meet the $150 minimum.<br><br>
For a price example, the Stockmar Waldorf set 8 tincase crayons is $6.49 from Mercurius at the hs co-op rate, but at Nova Natural it's $11.90.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Just wanted to pass along that Mercurius has changed their policies for purchasing. If you are purchasing in the $3,000-$30,000 range the discounts remain the same.<br><br>
But if you are purchasing $200-$549 the discount will only be 10%; $550-$1,449=20% discount; $1,500 and over 30% discount<br><br>
Sort of changes things unless you get a very large co-op going.
 

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Oak Meadow is offering a discount on some of their art supplies until June 30th also I have found that <a href="http://www.waldorfsupplies.com" target="_blank">www.waldorfsupplies.com</a> have relatively cheaper supplies.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oak Meadow is offering a discount on some of their art supplies until June 30th also I have found that <a href="http://www.waldorfsupplies.com" target="_blank">www.waldorfsupplies.com</a> have relatively cheaper supplies.</div>
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Yeah, I went ahead and ordered my supplies through OM when I ordered their K curriculum. If you are looking for stockmar block crayons, make sure you buy them off of their pre-k page... they are 20% off there, since it is part of the curriculum, but if you buy them off of the, "crafts and supplies" page it is just 10% off. Same with the watercolor kit, get it at the pre-k page, it's a 20% discount instead of a 10% discount. It was a fluke that I happened to notice the different in % off as I was comparing the pre-k and K curriculum.
 

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I got all of our stuff at <a href="http://atoygarden.com" target="_blank">atoygarden.com</a> She has really reasonable prices, especially on play stands and silks! I'll be checking out these other sites though, always looking for a bargain!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
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Willow tree toys has really great prices on wooden toys and the like. They also have wooden recorders for under $6!! Rainbow resource co. has alot of melissa and doug wooden toys cheaper than anywhere and some neat beeswax candle kits. Paper is cheap there also. The cheapest place I have found to buy strathmore watercolor paper is micheal's when they have it at 40% off.
 

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Thanks for the tips! I just ordered from OM. I finally was approved and given a password and whatnot for the Mercurious supplies and was disappointed to see no real savings for my small order. Oh well!
 

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