This is of course not our complete list of suppliers, but we're only going to give credit where it's due. These suppliers have always given us exceptional service, so we are helping them by linking to their websites. Tell them we sent you!
AJ BROWN www.ajbrown.co.nz
AJ Brown do the customs clearance for the goods we import and as far as we're concerned they provide the best customs clearance service available in New Zealand. They're always friendly and helpful and quick at what they do, clearing our imports through customs so we can keep our products in stock.
COMPUTER FOOD www.computerfood.co.nz
We use this company for laser printer toner cartriges. It's not a topic we'd normally consider worthy a mention but they stand out for having excellent service. The printer was out of toner one day which is a slight problem when you have 50 invoices to print, we placed the order for a new cartridge at 7am and it had arrived by 11am. We were impressed to say the least!
THINK NZ www.thinknz.co.nz
Every day we ship out many products to our customers all over New Zealand and that requires a lot of boxes, packing tape and bubblewrap. We've found ThinkNZ to be the best for prices and service. Even better they deliver so we have more time for tools instead of fighting the traffic to get to the stationary store. Best to call them though because their website at the moment is a bit pants...
When we need IT gear we look here first. Their prices are competitive but more importantly when an order is placed we know it will arrive the next day. They do more than just memory cards including Pulstar high energy spark plugs, haven't tried them but they look promising.
HANDY AND INTERESTING LINKS
ONE DAY SALE FINDER www.onedaysalefinder.co.nz
If you're looking for a deal from one of those 'one day sale' sites then forget going to every one each day (there's quite a few now) just go to this site and it aggregates all the deals for you. So nice and easy!
THE LITTLEMETALS COMPANY www.littlemetals.co.nz
Check these guys out if you're looking for non-ferrous metal stock for your next project. They can supply aluminium, brass, copper and zinc in various forms such as flat bar, rod, extruded, sheet and coil.
ENGNET ENGINEERING NETWORK www.engnetglobal.com/tips/convert.asp
If you need to do any conversion from imperial to metric or vice versa then go here. We use it all the time it's very handy, not just for distances but all manner of measurements and units for example volume, weight, energy, pressure, power and temperature etc.
MARCOU PLANES www.marcouplanes.com
"Owning a Marcou is like owning a Jaguar. You might not need one to get to work every day, but its beauty and performance make you lust wildly for it." Christopher Schwarz - editor of Popular Woodworking Magazine.
THE SHED MAGAZINE www.theshedmag.co.nz
'Where Dreams Are Made Real'. Oh it's so true! First we were readers of this great magazine, now we're advertisers too. A lot of our customers mention 'did you see that article in The Shed'... Check it out you'll see what they mean, many interesting projects and stories.
THE WOOD WORKERS PARADISE www.wwp.co.nz
Quality Woodworking Machinery. No agents, no huge mark-ups. Buy direct drom the importer.
TITANIUM METAL SUPPLY www.titaniummetalsupply.com
For years I had been dealing with Titanium coated tools without knowing a lot about the metal until I found this site, the Information page is particularly interesting.