I wanted to tell you a story about what has happened to me with Rio
Grande. I am disabled and recently (6 months) have had to be in a
wheelchair…to make a long story short, Vocational Rehab. is
working with me to help me get a few tools and supplies so that I
can continue to make jewelry till things pick up. Well one of the
things I really need is sterling silver wire and sheet metal. All
Rio has to do is sign a form (w-9) fax it back to my counselor and
she can make them a state vendor…that way the state can pay them
for the invoice. Rio is not interested! Can you believe this?? I
know that I can buy from other companies and several have been very
happy to fill out the form and send it back, one being FDJTool.com,
very nice people, but their precious metal is a little higher than
Rio’s and I am trying to get the most for my few dollars. Also,
Contenti has really been wonderful, but they don’t sell precious
metal. Does anyone know where I can buy Sterling Silver sheet and
wire (12ga) at a reasonable price per oz? Who would be willing to
fill out a simple form and fax it in?
I plan to purchase my tools from the above companies…Rio has
proved to me that they are not interested in my few dollars and I am
very sad about that.
Please let me know of any suppliers of precious metals.
Thank you for listening to my story.
Pat Everett, President