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Commodity Buying Tips

The following list of buying tips has been developed to assist faculty and staff in making appropriate buying decisions. Purchasing Services staff members are available to provide assistance to faculty and staff that required assistance with their buying decisions.

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Addgene How to Order from Addgene Inc.
Alcohol How to Buy Wine and Spirits
Animals How to Buy Laboratory Animals
Branded Merchandise How to Buy Branded Merchandise
Copier Supplies and Service How to Order Ricoh Copier Supplies
Customs Services
How to Arrange for Customs Broker Services. Geodis (formerly OHL International) and Priority Worldwide Services
Entertainment, Catering How to Select a University Approved Caterer
Ethyl Alcohol How to Buy Ethyl Alcohol
Laboratory Safety Lab Safety Programs
Media Placement
How to Order Advertising
MSDS Reports How to Obtain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Office Products Top Ten Cost Savings Tips for Office Products by Telrose Corporation and Office Depot
Product Returns How to Arrange for Return of Products to a Supplier
Radioactive Materials
How to Buy Radioactive Materials
Relocation Services
How to Arrange for Relocation Services
Supplier Scams How to Avoid Supplier Telemarketing Scams
Textbooks How to Buy Textbooks