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20 June 2008 @ 05:55 pm
I'm planning to buy a new batch of vanilla beans soon, and I was wondering if anyone would like to go in together on an order?  I have a fantastic source of excellent quality beans for a far better price than you'd have any hope of finding in a grocery store, but they get cheaper still if you can buy in bulk.  I generally buy Tahitian superlong beans, which are at least 7" long.  Estimated prices (depending on how much people want to order, as the price goes down as the order gets larger, but shipping also increases) are roughly:

1 bean:  $1
10 beans:  $7.00
1/4 lb (roughly 25 beans): $13.00
1/2 lb (around 50): $23.00
1 lb (about 100):  $40.00
10 lbs (around 1000):  $350.00

Obviously, it's financially better to buy vanilla beans a pound or two at a time, but a pound is certainly more than I need in my kitchen at any given time.  I've been buying from the company for years, and the beans are very high quality.  They can be stored in the freezer as long as they're wrapped tightly or vacuum sealed.  If anyone is interested, let me know here so I can keep a simple tally of how many people are buying and how much I need to order.  I'll place the order around the middle of next month.  I can take Paypal payments.  Once the beans are delivered to me, I'll split the bundle up into everyone's individual orders for pickup (I'm in SE but can meet you or deliver within a reasonable distance).  If no one is interested, I'll just have to use a lot of vanilla!
a DJ who lived in seclusionknittinggoddess on June 21st, 2008 05:46 am (UTC)
My roommate and I would be interested in 5-10 beans.
Willwinter_in_asia on August 27th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
I didn't notice this until today, but I would be interested in buying some beans. If you're not buying any right now, would it be possible to get the company's name?