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Jay Lake
Date: 2008-03-15 19:27
Subject: [help] Portland peeps, looking for help
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Hey Portland (or Seattle) peeps. Any idea where I can buy a button machine in PDX or SEA as a walk-in customer?
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Jeanine
User: jeanineers
Date: 2008-03-16 02:51 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Display & Costume Supply in Seattle has them. http://www.displaycostume.com/

Michaels craft stores may also have them http://direct.where2getit.com/cwc/apps/w2gi.php?client=michaels&template=locator&city=portland+&state=OR&postalcode=&country=US
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la sirena dolce: a - grin
User: lasirenadolce
Date: 2008-03-16 03:45 (UTC)
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Keyword:a - grin
Thanks, Neens :)
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sheelangig
User: sheelangig
Date: 2008-03-16 03:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)

Okay I tried to respond and the machine gronked. If something anonymous shows up, it might have been me.

My question is, do you want the round, metal backed pin/buttons? Or do you want the plastic sleeve that takes something the size of a business card?

And, not to be overly nosey, but they are all over the internet, why do you have to walk-in?



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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2008-03-16 03:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Coz I need one tomorrow or Monday, and am trying not to pay for rush shipping on a 20 lb package...

The round metal backed pin type.
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Kate Schaefer
User: kate_schaefer
Date: 2008-03-16 03:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think your friend akirlu owns one that she doesn't use every waking minute of every day.
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Grant Kruger
User: thirdworld
Date: 2008-03-16 04:14 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have a button-maker, 2 1/4 inch kind with the metal back. What do you need?
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Grant Kruger
User: thirdworld
Date: 2008-03-16 04:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Actually, come to think of it I have two, one that is for higher volume and a cheap one for just making a few. I also have plenty of button parts.
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User: (Anonymous)
Date: 2008-03-16 04:29 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think the TSA would have something to say about anyone selling a button machine in PDX or SEA. After all, buttons have those pointy things on the back that might be used as a weapon.

Oh. I see. You mean in Portland or Seattle, not at the airports.

As Emily Litella might have said, "OH! That's different. Never mind!"

— CEP
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maryrobinette
User: maryrobinette
Date: 2008-03-16 05:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It sounds like your problem is already solved, but just in case, check Art Media. There's also a plethora of scrapbooking stores and I know that at least one of them carries a button maker. I just can't remember which one.
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