Tool of the Week - Cool Mass Order Novelty Stores - CampHacker #9

Today the annual catalogue arrived from Rhode Island Novelty.  This is like Christmas (insert your favorite holiday if Christmas isn't your thing) for camp directors in February.

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There are so many things that I could order - but I need to be careful - you have to order most things by the dozen.

A few examples from the Rhode Island Novelty Catalog:

  • 2" Squeeze Foam Eyeball Balls - 36 Dozen (432 Balls) - $129.60 or $0.30 per ball
  • Glow in the Dark Yo-yo - $3.90 per dozen
  • Disguise Glasses (eyebrows, nose, glasses & mustache) - $16.20 for 144

Here is a short list of some company websites:

http://www.orientaltrading.com - Oriental Trading Company - We have dealt with them to order coins and stuff - American Based
http://www.rinovelty.com/ - Rhode Island Novelty - Use to deal with them at another camp - American Based
http://www.funservices.ca - Fun Services - Never dealt with them - but wanted Canadian Content - Canadian Based.

You can sell many of these things in your tuck shop - imagine paying $0.12 per set of disguise glasses and selling them for a buck...just a thought.

Joe Richards

www.campisbetter.com