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Old 05-21-2007, 08:10 AM
Esprix Esprix is offline
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I've found some conflicting information on the net, so I'm curious if anyone here has any first-hand experience with NAEIR (The National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources). The jist of it seems to be they get "donations" from companies (which seem more to be retail items that have reached the end of their potential to be sold for profit) and non-profit companies can acquire these goods for free (after their annual fee and shipping costs). Some places seem thrilled to be able to get items like craft goods, greeting cards, paper goods, toys and collectibles, etc. for their organizations, while other say it's worthless free crap that really isn't free. mentions they don't meet some of their internal criteria, such as the fact that their board members get paid full salaries.

Anyone have anything they can add?

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Old 05-21-2007, 09:01 AM
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Holy crap, it's Esprix!
Other than that I got nothin', but nice to see you, neo-lurker.
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by capybara
Holy crap, it's Esprix!
Ssssh! I'm incognito or something.

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Old 05-21-2007, 10:43 AM
Jodi Jodi is offline
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EXPRIX!!! YAY!!! Welcome back. Never ever leave again.

Sorry, nothin' on the OP.
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Old 05-21-2007, 11:56 AM
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Heya, stranger. Welcome back.

These links seems to indicate pretty mixed results considering the $600 fee.

I would think you would need to have a specific type of nonprofit to really benefit from what they have to offer (old batteries and outdated calendars, etc.). The handling and membership fees are pretty steep for such stuff.

It basically seems like a dumping ground to turn worthless merchandise with no sale value into a charitable donation.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:17 PM
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I thought at first that "Naeir" was a typo, in part because of the sequential thread "Anybody shave your pets??"
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:37 PM
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Esprix! I was just thinking about you! I wish I had info to actually address your OP, but who cares about that shit! Nice to see you again!
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:03 PM
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Sweet jumping Jesus.

I've missed you. Most sincerely.
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:15 PM
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Y'all are too kind.

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Old 05-22-2007, 02:50 PM
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Nothin either except to echo "holy crap, its Esprix." Your absense has been noted.
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Old 05-22-2007, 03:09 PM
Phlosphr Phlosphr is offline
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Ok, to your OP the company I work for looked into using NAEIR a year or so ago to help us augment a large auction we were having. They don't make it very easy for non-profits to sign up with them, and they are sort of attention whores when it comes to media. Meaning they want/need their logo attached to a lot of different things.

That being said I think they offer a good service, their plight is good enough, but in the end we did just fine without them. And that auction netted my company 150K that year. So if you have more pointed Q's feel free to email me. I think I can dig up a name in my outlook for a contact there.

Oh and welome back How's things?

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Old 11-06-2010, 12:12 PM
Barbara VanderMolen Barbara VanderMolen is offline
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Our church has been a member of NAEIR for 10 years and we love it! It costs us $2000 a year for all expenses including membership, handling fees, Grab Bag and gas and motel expenses to drive 375 miles one-way to pick up the merchandise. For that money and time investment we receive over $100,000 a year in the stuff that NAEIR gives away free. It's a hugh organization and they have to hire people to run it and do the work, so I can't complain about their very reasonable rates. We use what we can for our church ministries and then we give the rest away to community non-profit organizations who love to come in and "shop" for stuff for their organization. It's a win-win situation for all. If you have questions you can send me a PM.

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Old 11-06-2010, 02:53 PM
Spectre of Pithecanthropus Spectre of Pithecanthropus is offline
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Originally Posted by Barbara VanderMolen View Post
If you have questions you can send me a PM.
NB - Removed poster's phone number from the OP and substituted language above.

As a reminder, the Registration Agreement asks you not to post phone numbers or addresses.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:11 AM
Auglaize Auglaize is offline
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Our Ohio non-profit organization was a member of NAEIR for several years and benefitted from the items that they had available. The system is pretty much potluck, with some junk as well as some very usable items. If we did not have to make an eight hour drive, which required the cost of an overnight stay to take advantage of the "grab bag" option, we would still be members. Some trips were very productive while others were less productive. Aside from the long drive, the membership pricing was fair.

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