Best place to buy sturdy binders?

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  1. dgpiaffeteach

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    I need to buy some binders for my classes and am wondering where the best place to get them cheaply is? I will probably need at least 4 in different colors and with folders in the same color. The only place I won't shop is Walmart :D
     
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    I was gonna say the .92 ones I got from Walmart seem to be pretty good. Beyond that, Avery binders begin around $2 and go up from there pretty much everywhere.
     
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    I also like Avery. There are a lot of colors to choose from and they have the clear view fronts.
     
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    Thanks! I've had terrible luck at the walmart by me so I gave up on going there for anything.
     
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    Office depot usually has a good selection of colors.
     
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    Avery tends to be my favorite, but Staples has their own brand that's really sturdy and they come in bright colors.
     
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    I don't recommend the cheap ones from Walmart. I used those last year and they started to break the second week of school. Not even my careful students could make them last the whole year.

    Will the binders stay in the classroom? If so I would spend a little more a get a nicer binder that you could reuse next year.
     
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    I love Avery, as well, but where is the best place to buy them? I purchased a 1 1/2" Avery binder for $3.79 at Target a few weeks ago (it was marked $3, but I didn't notice that I was charged more until after I left!), and I thought that was a pretty good deal. I, too, need to purchase a lot of binders, and I don't want to spend a ton of money.
     
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    We usually go with Avery also. However, I never have very good luck finding good binders at a cheap price!
     
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    Staples has a deal that if you bring in an old binder, you get $2.00 off a new binder. Not sure if there is a limit. I went today and traded in 6 old binders and got 6 new avery binders.
     
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    I found a bunch of Avery 1/2 inch binders in white for my kindergarten kids at the beginning of last year in a pack of 6 or 8 for something like $1 a piece. They've lasted all year and I'm going to use them again this year for my K's. I should add I got them from Sam's. If you have access to Sam's or Costco, you could check there and see what they have.
     
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    I really like Classroom Direct. www.classroomdirect.com. The one inch binders were 99 cents when I started teaching, but they are $1.47 now, I think. Very sturdy. Some people like Sam's and Costco for binders as Tracy said.
     

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