Leeds Rolla/Circa Desk Punch $30

Hi.

Just happened to be browsing around and spotted the desk punch at Leeds for $30.

Wish I'd got mine for that price. Yeesh.

Linkety

shris

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Saw them a while ago...

Sadly, I believe you have to buy a minimum of 12
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Not so.

Hi Ygor.

When I went, there was minimum pricing for a quantity of ONE. Same like for the non-clearance notebooks. Of course, that's for the non-personalized items...

shris

I hope you are correct

But there could be a difference between pricing policy and purchasing policy.
Leed's is not a retailer. They are a wholesaler of marketing junque.
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I tried to buy from them

I couldn't without an account. That's been about a year. Maybe things have changed since then.

Query results: Round One

Me:

Rollabind(r) Method Desk Punch

I am not a wholesaler or distributor, just an end-user consumer.
Can I buy one or two of these punches or is there a minimum quantity ?

Them:

I am sorry but we are a ASI supplier and may only sell directly to ASI distributors. Please advise of you're state and zip code and we will have a distributor contact you in you're area.

Thank you,

Amber
Leeds Customer Service

Stay tuned for more info as I get it
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This has been covered before....

I mentioned way back in this post that I ordered (and received) some stuff from a Leeds distributor. That was 2 of the cheapy-plastic punches and some of their notebooks, but I also mentioned later in the thread the full punch becoming available.

In any case, try KMG. They might still be willing to do some small orders.

I looked and...

KMG does not list the desktop punch. Only the cheezy plastic one.
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

You could ask...

Of course, it doesn't hurt to ask. I think it's pretty easy for most Leeds distributors to add a new product, if they're willing to deal with stocking. Promise them a few likely extra sales if they're willing to sell the product.

Amazon

Hi.

I have noticed that there's one or more Leeds distributors offering goods through Amazon. Can't remember if the punch was one of them, but the notebooks are there.

shris

That's a good idea

Worth trying.

Query Results: Step two

I provided my zip code to Leed's in the hope that I would be contacted.

I got bupkis

So I went chasing after "ASI" which turns out to be The Advertising Specialty Institute.

Googled up a phone number, found a web page to locate an ASI distributor --> Link

Phoned up one in my area. You do not want me to relate the conversation in detail. Result: more bupkis

Sent the URL to three others in my area. Expecting bupkis, hoping for better.
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Query results: Step three

One phone query, three e-mail queries

I got one e-mail response: bupkis

The phone query actually called back and told me that the punch is available, that I can buy one (as opposed to being required to buy a dozen or so), and that the price was $32 and change.

So I would suggest you start pinging on your local ASI distributors.
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I found a new link

Hey, this website claims to be the "Leed's Retail Store" with no minimum order. They have the desk punch for $30, but it seems to be backordered right now. They have other fun things as well, and decent prices too. :)

https://www.ezpromostore.com/leedsretail/

The desk punch is hard to find, here's the direct link:

https://www.ezpromostore.com/leedsretail/products/484/8460

Desk Punch Backorder

Thanks for the link! I tend to forget about Leed's for some reason. I notice it said it was on backorder until December 2008. We're past that now, and the page hasn't been updated. What do you want to bet that when it is, it will have a higher price? For one, now that they know about us, they know there's a demand for the punch. For another, they have to be getting the punch from Rollabind, which retails it for $60.00, making it a good possibility that it wholesales TO Leed's for the $30 they're charging. So either they're not making any money on this item, OR the $30 punch was left-overs from Leed's distributors that didn't want to carry them anymore, and there are no more available at that price. Either way the price may go up when they are available. Hmmmmmm....can we order now and lock in the $30 price?

This store is no longer active

I was reviewing this thread with the intent of referring someone to it and I tried the links. I got a blank page that says "This store is no longer active"
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