Where to get STUFF??

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  1. natjoejag

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    I think this is okay. I was just wondering where you buy inexpensive stuff for your classroom online. I live in a rural area and don't get out much.
    Stuff like:
    books
    classroom supplies
    cute borders and decorations
    ect.
     
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    e-bay
    oriental trading co.
     
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    Dollar Stores
     
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    Thanks for the ideas I have bought from a lot of these places. I have never bought from ebay. Maybe I'm just not patient enough. Any tricks about ebay???
    I'd love to go to Dollar Stores, too far away. I have to mostly shop online.
     
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    the only hint about ebay is before you buy, make sure the seller's rating % is high. I would not buy from someone who has less than 95% satisfaction, also, read the complaints and judge for yourself.

    one more hint: Never send money Western Union. There is no way to track exactly who it was sent to, or that it ever was received. Many people get scammed that way. Paypal.com is the way to go for me.
     
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    They aren't always the cheapest but I also like Trend and Carson Dellosa. Smilemakers has some cute things as well.
     
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    Scholastic had a $1 sale this year and almost everything was a $1. I stocked up!! They had everything from border to professional teacher books. They usually have it around September/October. I would definitely keep an eye out for that. It is a GREAT deal!!
     
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    Thanks! These are wonderful ideas. I love this site, I'm addicted.
     
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    That Scholastic sale was the best sale I've ever seen. I got tons of stuff - even gifts for other teachers. I got 4 different word wall sets for intermediate. I sure hope they have another sale like that.
     
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    Was it online? How did you find out about it?
     
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    A member here alerted us. Yes, the sale was online but you could also call in the order.
     
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    Awesome sale...I'm not a big personal money spender but that sale sounds awesome!

    You could also try craft stores for some supplies, joann.com offers a teacher discount card. Probably the other ones too. Half.com (ebay's siter) is good for buying specific books.

    orientaltrading.com
     
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    Thanks Paperheart! I'd never heard of half.com, I really like it!
     
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    Yard sales work, too. I got a bunch of books for $.05 a piece!
     
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    Another thing with half.com: you can sell your stuff...sort of like ebay but you set your prices instead of the timeframe. I just check email often enough and they notify me when I sell something. Its not a ton of money, but I would say I've made about $250 selling old books and CDs since I started around 2 years ago. It could be a way to fund your teaching supplies.
     
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    does anyone have a direct link on how to sign up to get notification of the scholastic sale others had mentioned?
     
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    Thanks Vannapk! I loved your info, but you have nothing for sale!! That's okay, it makes me feel better about shopping on ebay.
     

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