Where to buy cheap chairs

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  1. SamIAm

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    Hey,
    Does anyone know where I can by some (preferably stackable) pre-k chairs for cheap. I've been searching craigslist with little luck and most of the school sites I've found are too expensive. I'm kind of broke, :blush: but I really need the chairs. The ones I have now keep slipping out from under the kids and I'm afraid they're going to get hurt.
    Thanks!
     
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  3. EDUK8_ME

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    Isn't that a purchase your school or center could make for you? For a suggestion, try Costco or Sam's Club on line. I know Sam's Club offers school items.
     
  4. Blue

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    We found chairs at a surplus store. Or, you could call a couple school districts and ask if they have any surplus for sale. My husband was in charge of the wharehouse for a school district, and was very happy to unload the extra furniture.

    You might check and see if they have any other stuff. I helped my husband donate overhead projectors to several day care.
     
  5. SamIAm

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    I run a home preschool so I have to do it myself.

    Thanks, but even Sam's and Costco are too expensive.
     
  6. teach24iam

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    they actually sell rubber tips that go under chair legs to prevent them from slipping, i've also seen people cut a hole in tennis balls and stick them on the bottom of the chair legs...just a thought to help out...
     
  7. SamIAm

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    Blue, I didn't think of state surplus! What a great idea! Thanks so much!

    Teach - I used to do that at my old school, but these are plastic Ikea stools with wide legs so I can't do that. Thanks for the idea though! :)
     
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    Ugh! I had those stools in my classroom a couple of years ago - and the kids were constantly slipping and tipping!!
     

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