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Old 2024-04-26, 5:58pm
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Question Best and Worst Glass Vendors

I saw this thread from 2015, I'd love people's current opinions about where they have the best luck or the opposite with buying glass. Thank you!
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Old 2024-04-29, 6:50am
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*Frantz blew me away, free shipping, free glass.
*ASK is still around, they are a little slow, but super friendly people.
*ABR Imagery has an amazing selection, their shipping is space age, but if you have a problem, you'll regret the whole affair.
*Ed Hoy's is EXPENSIVE.
*Mountain Glass is my go to, but in all fairness, I'm about five miles down the road from them and have never had to have anything shipped by them.
*Delphi Glass is great for molds and supplies, they shipped fast and everything was packaged well.
*Sundance was awesome until their shop burned down in the Paradise wildfires.

I've been buying glass for over thirty years, but my memory isn't what is used to be, but that's about all the vendors I can speak for over the last decade or so.
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Howaco Glass and Flamedame are both excellent with great selections. Howaco sells enamels, in addition, and flamedame sells Lauscha.
Nortel Glass in Canada has US shipping fees, so same as everyone. Best selection IMO you can find some hard to find colors here, and the pricing is pretty good.
Wales aparratus also sells glass, I think prices are same.
Stained glass express has some nice colors, sometimes. I found a few good things there.
Devardi has good prices for lots of unusual tools, also I get my Raku frit there.
Arrowsprings for tools.

I have probably forgot a few too but add these to the list. Funny, my experience with ABG was pretty similar! LOL They have invoicing software from the cave, methinks. Although they are nice.
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Olympic Color Rod for Reichenbach
My go tos are Frantz and Howaco
Double Helix for silver glass
Mountain Glass for boro

ABR is a never never again
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