I sympathize with all of you who have a tough time with Myron
Toback. Luckily, I live in New York City and have often waited in a
long "bakery" line, complete with tickets until it was my turn!
They are a major resource for almost every jewelry school and
jeweler in the city and September is a particularly tough month to
get service, in person or on the phone.
My in-person experience has been fabulous through the years. Once
you get to know everyone they treat you like royalty, are very
helpful and spend as much time with you as you need. I truly wish
everyone who's been frustrated could have a "live" experience with
Myron Toback as they're tops in my book.
Mail order, especially for findings and tools is a tricky business.
My experience with Rio Grande has been spotty through the years.
Firemountain on the other hand, is fabulous, great turn around and
I've never had to return a wrong item. They're starting to offer
more and more in precious metals and publish a regular phonebook of
Metalliferous is another trip! It's a crowded small space, chock a
block filled with everything and anything you could need except for
gold. In addition to traditional tools & findings they have row
after row of metal stampings in brass, copper and other base metals.
Their bead room is great and they too are a school resource and can
be bristly at times due to the high volume of business.
I've gone on long enough and hopefully you have a better
understanding of the challenges of Myron Toback and Metalliferous!!
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