Hi all, All of this talk about Rio Grande and suppliers in general
has me thinking. I am located in Massachusetts, USA, and am wondering
if there is anyone here that knows of any local suppliers in this
area, who will sell to those of us who are not “professionals” in the
trade. I am about 30 miles NW of Boston. I am strictly a hobbiest and
have bought almost everything from Rio, mostly because it was easy,
thier prices seemed OK and besides, it was the only catalog I had.
Always got treated well, no matter how small my order, but it would
be nice to be able to see some things “in person” before buying
them, and there is always that case when you want some small item to
start or finish some project and I hate to place a $5.00 order that
costs $6.00 to ship. Beyond that, I do rather prefer patronizing the
smaller local places, even if it costs a bit more. Any suggestions?