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Where have you bought wood parts?

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Anonymous

I've noticed that the subject of wood pieces has come up alot (doing a quick search in the forums). I've been through the sites listed in the "web resources" section as well as some sites that I have googled. But so many of these sites seem very "mom and pop", which is very cool, but it also makes me kinda nervous typing in my credit card numbers.

Soooo, I was wondering if anyone who often buys wood parts (cubes, hexagons, pawns, etc...) has found a good, trustworthy supplier that has decent prices and decent selection, who actually ships to the US. (I noticed Stockade Wood Parts is pretty decent, but unfortunately it is Canada only. :( )

Most of my games use geometric wood shapes and pieces that I carve/sculpt. I am in most need of cubes, checkers/circles, pawns, and hexagons would be cool, though that is a tad more difficult to come by (as would appear from the joyous response to a member posting a place to buy them). I would also like places that have boards of varous sizes (plaques, etc...)

Thank you!

Hamumu
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Where have you bought wood parts?

As a mom & pop (with no kids), PLEASE don't be nervous about typing in your CC details on our sites. As long as it's got that padlock, you're in the clear. I like to explain it like this: putting your CC# into an online store is SAFER than using your CC in the real world. The foremost reason being: the CC company has 100% trust in YOU, 0% trust in the company. If you say you didn't get what you ordered, you get your money back, absolutely guaranteed. If your card is stolen and used, you don't pay those charges. Credit cards are the ultimate pro-consumer thing. I've dealt with both of those issues more than once, and never been disappointed (note that my card was stolen somewhere in the real world, not online!).

The second reason to trust is that when you type into a webpage, your CC details go straight to the bank and get verified, and that's that. Compare that to at a store where a minimum wage hick does the swiping (and possible memorizing) for you. And after the swiping, guess what? It goes down those same data lines to get to the bank to be verified. So on the internet, there's one less person looking at your info!

Just wanted to share that. I want the world to have faith in online purchasing. I've done virtually all my shopping online for 5 years, and never had any problem other than people not delivering a couple times (in which case I get my refund either from them or the bank - no trouble either way!), which happens in reality too. I've had my CC# stolen once - in the real world.

Anonymous
Where have you bought wood parts?

Cool, thanks for the encouragement, but I assure you, I buy a ton of crap online -- I barely leave the house!! j/k.

My nervousness comes more in how these "mom and pop" run the business. If their incoming orders are really small, it seems they totally forget to check them out. For example, I once order something from a site and I didn't get any sort of response from them for weeks. I finally inquired, only to wait a number of more weeks, only to discover that they had stopped taking busines, even thought their site was still up and functioning!!

I was annoyed, and just want to find a decent place that has good prices AS WELL AS good business practices.

But, again, thank you for the info.

Hamumu
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Where have you bought wood parts?

Well then you should shop with me! I always ship within 24 hours! Don't sell a whole lot of wooden stuff though.

Anonymous
Where have you bought wood parts?

Hamumu wrote:
PLEASE don't be nervous about typing in your CC details on our sites. As long as it's got that padlock, you're in the clear.

As a software developer who deals with security once in a while, I had to chuckle about this quote. "In the clear" with regard to cryptography means "readable by anyone." Surely, you're encrypted if the padlock's there! ;-)

Anonymous
Wood cubes available

I know Protoparts now has .25 and .375 plain wooden cubes available. Darke has been working on migrating the store to this new site.

Any idea when the store will re-open?

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Re: Wood cubes available

gamemaker wrote:
I know Protoparts now has .25 and .375 plain wooden cubes available. Darke has been working on migrating the store to this new site.

Any idea when the store will re-open?

Heh. Yes.. It is my top priority to get protoparts back online on Monday.

-Darke

P.S. In the meantime, you can e-mail protoparts@hotmail.com for more information about the cubes and other worthwhile prototyping components.

Anonymous
Where have you bought wood parts?

Ahhh yes... I believe I saw someplace in here about the new expanded line of merchandise at Protoparts. I was hoping that wooden basics like cubes and meeples woudl find their way into the new selection. Not only would I be able to have a place I could trust, but also I could send my support in the appropriate directions. :)

RookieDesign
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Where have you bought wood parts?

I bough mine at Woodcrafts Supplies in the web resource section.
It seems that they retire but pass their distribution to another company.

I had no problem ordering cubes from the USA to Canada.
I receive what I order in a quick time and the shipping wasn't prohibitive even for me.

Good luck.

Brykovian
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Where have you bought wood parts?

I've always used Woodworks (http://www.woodwrks.com) ... and so did my wife when she ran her own craft business for a while. Their wood pieces are generally good quality, I'm fine with the pricing, and have found them to provide quick and curteous customer services. They also have shipping and bulk discounts.

-Bryk

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