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#1 MamaSher



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 07:40 AM

Are there any true wholesale outlets for wheels, kilns, other ceramic equipment, glazes, tools etc? My partner and I just incorporated our new fused glass and clay business and would like to purchase what we need at wholesale? Any help would be appreciated.

#2 GEP


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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:16 AM

I don't think the word "wholesale" is correct for this situation. Wholesale prices are offered when you intend to mark-up and resell the purchases at retail prices. 


Being a commercial operation, you will generally pay the same prices for your equipment as any non-commercial operation. 


The good news is, you can write-off the expenses on your tax return. 

Mea Rhee
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#3 JBaymore



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Posted 12 December 2013 - 10:30 AM

If you are buying in bulk.... like 10 or 20 wheels at a time... most suppliers will work with you on per unit pricing.





John Baymore
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Guest Professor, Wuxi Institute of Arts and Science, Yixing, China

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 05:49 PM

The only way to buy ceramics equipment at true wholesale prices is to become a distributor. Beyond that, be happy that pretty much everything can be found online at prices that are well below list.

Neil Estrick
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Owner, Neil Estrick Gallery, LLC


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