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Old 08-14-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Re: What is a Co-op?

A co-op is sort of like Costco. Buy in bulk, cheaper unit price. A co-op goes into an agreement with a vendor and they get a per unit price based on the volume. For example, if you place an order for 1,000 diapers, we will sell them to you at $4 a diaper. If you order 2,000, we will sell it to you at $3 a diaper. There are additional shipping fees, etc. involved and you are often at the mercy of the order being completed, shipped, etc. I think a co-op is great if you don't mind waiting on something. You also have to do some research on the exact product to see if it is a truly good deal or not.
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