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Author Topic: Is the ASW Art Supply Wholesale ClubMembership worth it?  (Read 166 times)

MaryE

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The prices seem pretty good but I have noticed that the prices they list for regular retail are heavily inflated and much more than the items cost elsewhere. Although the prices do seem a little cheaper. Is the $99 membership worth it if I am not buying for a school?


linley.plester

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Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 07:59:00 AM
I have to admit I impoverish myself buying art supplies. So I probably shouldn't give advice. ::)But no one else has responded so I'll give it a go....I have found that there is no one supplier in Australia who can meet all my requirements, either locally or online. They all have areas they don't cover.  Either they don't have the right books,  or the brand I want, or they don't carry framing products, or they are 'out of stock at the moment'.  I don't know anything about ASW or where you live, but I doubt that aligning yourself at great expense to one supplier will benefit you greatly.  I usually hunt through a number of online suppliers or ring my two local shops (in Hobart Tasmania) to check availability and price before I place an order. Even then I often get a 'discontinued line' message.Best of  :gl:.. I hope you find a good supplier soon.