Nel, you can get a free listing from Dun & Bradstreet, without perks
but hey, its free.
and JBT has some free listing thing too. Join the
CraftEmergencyReliefFund, for your businesses and your own peace of
mind should any disaster strike, and consider applying for a free
EIN from the fed gov., and perhaps an FTC RN- the FTC RN will help
you expedite the large scale import of melee (what you seem to be
asking about) easily, legally and from NTR countries with no delays,
Although ebay can be a decent source if you RESEARCH the company
first-visit their web site, etc.,i have had to return many a parcel
of “recut” type stock sold as VS1 or above.Yes, they were not
included, slightly included, or any grade and colour desirable or
imaginable above SI1- but the chips, fractures( internal) etc.
render them unusable - unless you are a facetter- or have the time
and inclination to have them recut (which can be a cheap way out if
you look for outsourcing tenders in India, bangkok, sri lanka, etc.).
Indiamart is a free service on which you can post buying orders.
They have many, many gem dealers from around the world that are more
than willing to make a deal, send you parcels of melee on approval
(some require a relatively small deposit- that is fully
refundable…but read any fine print and assure the refundability of
your deposit, postage, etc and DON’T transfer monies directly from
your personal bank account anywhere- USE a 3RD Party!.because there
are dishonest business persons all over the world, it’s not exclusive
to any single group or country on the globe!) or with a mutually
agreed upon return period if not satisfied. I have found raw gold at
$6500 a KG that assays to 98.9% ( 23kt) direct from the miners- a
really good deal on gold…and diamonds at FAR below the rap
index…(so amazingly low, i don’t want to post it here and listen to
J.B. challenge it!),never the less, you can find some incredibly good
deals by posting your orders to that site…the responses are
unusually speedy too!..In fact, i had one chinese dealer calling my
cell phone the day after I posted the buy order for some demantoids,
and raw diamond crystals.It turned out that they were buying from
dealers on Indiamart, then reselling…so it’s sort of like a small
scale stock exchange - in goods…All i know is I’ve got some very
great deals in the past from using it for stones, chemicals,tools,
raw materials, etc…and mcafee’s site advisor rates it “green”!