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[Digest Post] Alternative to Rio Grande

I’ve always admired Rio for having the latest, newest, weirdo new
tools and stuff. I like to use them because they sell to anybody
with a credit card, without having to open an account, with credit
references, etc. Their sales staff have always been friendly and
fun. Their findings generally are not as good quality as Stuller or
some others, and they do not offer enough variety in the forms,
shapes, sizes, karat, as far as their raw materials go. Frei and
Borel in Oakland has a wider variety of 18K and Platinum findings.
They are also very nice people with a good selection of tools and
toys. Nobody seems to do it all best…