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I just found out about this on another list, and it was started by Jena and Brett Walter, an Unschooling family!! We are going to sign up today.<br><br><br>
>>It is free to join the co-op - just go to ww.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org and set up an account. Then you can take advantage of any of their group buys that you want. (They currently also have buys going for Lego sets, Dave Ramsey stuff, BrainPop, and a couple other things that I can't remember right now.) They've only been going a few months, and already have more than 16,000 members.<br><br>
Feel free to pass this info on to anyone you think might be interested. The more members they get signed up, the better deals they can negotiate with the suppliers!>><br><br><br>
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Thanks Pat! BTW - i LOVE the explore and discover yahoo group!!!!!!! i look forward to the members emails everyday! you are so organized and i love it!! i'll look forward to joining the group activites sometime in the future soon!!
 

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I am delighted~!<br><br>
I am thinking of adding a list of activities in the area, so that everyone could easily choose what they'd like to do and post that they are going. We missed the zoo yesterday, but would go another time if others were going, for instance. But, the zoo isn't "planned" until next Spring. I am more apt to go if someone else is already going, yk?<br><br><br>
Hope to see you out and about.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yeah, I've got my eye on those Legos!</div>
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I've been researching today. Since we are unschoolers, I'm not apt to pay extra for the "teacher guides". And you can get the sets (alone) on ebay too. Or buy them directly from Lego, without the guide. It all depends upon what you want to do with the Legos. I just want a bunch of fun pieces to explore and discover with. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> But, Legos are on my list too!<br><br>
Most of the stuff is educational at the Homeschool Co-op. Membership is free to sign up and then they get more buying power. All your info is privacy protected too. Apparently, they are working to get "United Streaming" at a deep discount too.<br><br><br>
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Hey, apparently the <b>United Streaming</b> co-op buyers' discount is $129 for a year subscription. I have just learned of this resource, it sounds fascinating! <a href="https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/19942095/" target="_blank">https://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/19942095/</a><br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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Apparently, this usually costs $200. South Carolina provides access for free to all homeschoolers, it is that useful a tool.<br><br>
The deal closes Friday. (I fear I sound like I am selling it. But, everyone has explained how great this resource is; although I'd never heard of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br><br><br>
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Have people had experience with the coop? Is there any concern at all about buying/selling the information of members? Or anything nefarious like that?<br><br>
Trying to do the caveat emptor thing.
 

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I used them for a couple of group buys and I've been very happy with my dealings with them. They don't bombard you with junk mail, unless you select the option for 'daily' specials.<br><br>
They are starting another group buy for CyberEd science, and it has been great! My daughter loves it. Three of the courses are middle school/jr. high level and biology and chemistry are high school level. It is an amazingly good deal.<br><br>
You can also search their site for free curriculum links which is always helpful as well. Also, if you know of programs or curriculum you like but are pricey, ask if they will look into them. That is how they worked out the Cyber Ed deal and many others.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Have people had experience with the coop? Is there any concern at all about buying/selling the information of members? Or anything nefarious like that?<br><br>
Trying to do the caveat emptor thing.</div>
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My friend has been on it for almost two years. No concerns. She forgot to tell me about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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