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Old 11-01-2017, 02:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How did I NOT know you were here?

Do I ever feel like an idiot. I have been turning pens for about a year now, and had NO IDEA about exotic blanks. Not only are their prices less than PSI, they are local, and I don't have to pay shipping, I can just cruise over and pick my stuff up. I always prefer to shop local business's if possible. This is like Christmas in November!

I had recently placed an order, and realized they were so close, when I asked if they had pick up available, not only did they say yes, they said that they would refund my shipping, (which they did) if I wanted to come get my order. They are open late enough for me to go any night after work, which NEVER happens ANYWHERE. AND they said they would have the coffee on... WOO HOO!! My kinda people.

Can't wait to meet a few more turners.

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Old 11-01-2017, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds like a good deal. A bit too far for me to drive to pickup an order. Thanks for the good reference.
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Old 11-01-2017, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have been dealing with Exotic Blanks since the very beginning of my pen-turning days 8 years ago. . At that time Dawn and Ed had been retailing on Exotic Blanks for only 4 or 5 years (of course their experience with making and selling hand-crafted pens goes back long before that). . I can say that they have always helped me out in every possible way and I am not surprised that they are treating you like one of the family. . You are lucky to live so close to them !!!

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Old 11-02-2017, 05:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Their prices are great and they succeed in making their customers happy!

I'm glad I don't live in driving distance, or I'd be there every night!
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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So you get coffee instead of candy??? LOL
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I was going to ask if you still got candy as a walk in customer?
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Old 11-02-2017, 10:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Living the next town over from Exoticblanks is the best. Free candy and coffee and the best information on turning and selling pens is so great. Yes I spend more than the wife wants me to but no shipping costs how much better could it get!

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Old 11-02-2017, 11:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Yep. Still got candy.
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Old 11-03-2017, 09:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Plus he will give you a tour of the new building. and yes you still get candy.
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Old 11-04-2017, 06:07 PM   #10 (permalink)
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