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    Default New equipment

    Should I go ahead and buy frames and foundation now or are there generally pre-spring sales? I need a couple 100 frames and foundation. I am building my own boxes.

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    Default Re: New equipment

    I haven't noticed any big price difference. Do your research now for the best deal on the type of frames your looking for, If its wood frames, winter is a nice time to put them together. Its nice to not be in a hurry.
    I'm not tense, Just terribly, terribly alert!

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    Buy them now. If you wait until later you run the risk of supplies on back order due to all the procrastinators ordering at the last minute. What you think you might save might be all sold out.

    If you enjoy finding yourself a day late and a dollar short, then there's no rush. But my advice is consistently buy all your stuff out of season when supplies are high and shipping delays won't hurt you.

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    Default Re: New equipment

    Agree with Grant, generally the prices have been raised for the year already, but you never know, they may go up later, never really see foundation go on sale.

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    Default Re: New equipment

    Along these lines, I need to purchase around 500 frames for deeps and westerns, I live in oregon, and suggestions?

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    Thanks. I did not think that frames and foundation would go on sale but I never thought about backorder. I will order them now and have plenty of time to put them together.

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    Default Re: New equipment

    be sure a factor in Shipping to you overall cost.
    Old Guy in Alabama

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    Default Re: New equipment

    Buy now and build them now to be ready for spring

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    Default Re: New equipment

    Mann Lake has free shipping with orders over $100.00 last I knew.

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    Default Re: New equipment

    Buy now so when you order they are available. There are not really any sales on that stuff just available and on backorder.

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    Default Re: New equipment

    Quote Originally Posted by Steves1967 View Post
    Along these lines, I need to purchase around 500 frames for deeps and westerns, I live in oregon, and suggestions?

    If I live in Oregon, Washington this is where I would be looking Western Bee Supplies thy supply a lot of woodware to Dadant

    Western Bee Supplies, Inc.
    PO Box 190, 5 9th Ave. E.
    Polson, MT 59860
    800-548-8440
    406-883-2918
    406-883-4336 (Fax)

    http://www.westernbee.com/

    http://www.westernbee.com/qs30/

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    Default Re: New equipment

    Other ones in the west are

    Browning Cut Stock
    1571 Hwy.3
    Juliaetta, ID 83535
    Phone 203-276-3491

    Mann Lake Ltd.
    1250 Harter Avenue | Woodland, CA | 95776-6106
    Toll Free: 866-880-7678 | Phone: 530- 662-0899
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/

    Dadant in Chico CA. or Fresna CA.
    http://www.dadant.com/contact

    BEE HAPPY Jim 134
    Last edited by Jim 134; 01-01-2013 at 05:11 PM.
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    Default Re: New equipment

    Mann ake has free shipping on all orders over $100

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    Mann-Lake is good for everything but Wooden-ware in bulk. Western-Bee and freight is way cheaper if you buy in the thousands like I do. Do the math and shop both first you wont be sorry. And feel free to order more then you want

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    Steves, Put in an on line order at Rhul and schedule a pick up. That’s only about 30-40 minutes away(just off of hwy 205 and 212. I keep looking for a bargain but I am thinking of just picking it up 50 at a time, seems to me the prices of frames and foundation have not moved and do not go on sale. Keeps me from storing it.
    “Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)

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    Default Re: New equipment

    Most of the sales/free shipping specials take place between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know that is not what you wanted to hear...
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