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Title: Have any body heard about ASW Wholesale Club
Post by: jacobjackson on May 16, 2014, 04:03:14 AM
As I am starting my new art project, I want to buy art supplies in bulk online. Has any one joined ASWexpress Wholesale Club - http://www.aswexpress.com/ (http://www.aswexpress.com/) I wanted to know about there discount offers and shipping rates. Looking for feedback..I want to know about your experience with ASW
Title: Re: Have any body heard about ASW Wholesale Club
Post by: nolan on May 16, 2014, 01:14:17 PM
first time I have seen them

:bigwelcome: to the PB family Jacob, glad you found us :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Have any body heard about ASW Wholesale Club
Post by: Val on May 16, 2014, 02:36:14 PM
 :bigwelcome:   Jacob, I have seen their site before.... haven't had any dealings with them. I found when I could order items there wasn't much difference in pricing between them and Dick Blick. So when I'm able to order I usually use Dick Blick. Very competitive, and marvelous to deal with. O0
Title: Re: Have any body heard about ASW Wholesale Club
Post by: Steven on May 16, 2014, 03:00:25 PM
If you are buying large quantities as you say, the price point is good in comparison and they seem to be current with new offerings.  For instance, if you bought the new 120 half-stick Unison pastel set (new item) with the member discount it's $20 under all the discount online places.  If you spend 1k out of the gate and then buy other items through the year with the discount it's like CostCo, it will pay off  for you. 

The difference between ASW and other discounters after running an order through to shipping is that at different price points shipping is free with Jerrysartorama and dickblick so, with the $99 membership fee an order on 10 bulk frames 11x14 and the 1/2 sticks cost $55 in shipping or about $580.  Same order with Jerry's was $430.  So, the shipping is the difference.  On larger orders I'd do Jerrysartarama and I've found on most items with the discounts, Jerry beats Dick's prices too.
Title: Re: Have any body heard about ASW Wholesale Club
Post by: jacobjackson on May 25, 2014, 08:19:47 PM
@Steven Thanks for the info and I tested my differences as well. I see a great advantage if I am buying a lot or I am a school, teacher or business. It will pay off for sure. As for my regular shopping, I too I use Jerry's Artarama. I feel the same.