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Filip W.
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I'm in need of hordes of dice. Hordes and hordes of dice (we're talking hundreds here). I need them to be in set colors (say 5 to 8 different colors) and set types (ranging from D4 to D20) and I've got no idea how many of each type I'll need (but the same amount for each type in each color).

I've been thinking of Chessex's Pound-o-dice but that's too random and seems to yield too many D6s. I've been scouring eBay as well, but when I do find cheap dice (like the 10 D10s for $0.65 offers from Hong Kong) the shipping to Sweden is prohibitive.

Where should I turn now?

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Have you considered contacting Chessex? That might be your best option to actually contact a dice company because your looking to buy an amount that is usually not sold to consumers.
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I would suggest www.dicepool.com. I've found that they have very reasonable prices on bulk dice.
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http://www.dice.co.uk/

I don't know any other European dice suppliers, but dice.co.uk is a good company.

Contact them for their current catalog and a quote.

I have an out of date catalog from 2009, so deffinitely get a current quote from them. My out of date catalog says:
MULTI-SIDED DICE - OPAQUE £ per 100
SIZE WEIGHT 100 250 500
4 sided 1.9 16.25 13.00 11.80
6 sided 3.0 16.25 13.00 11.80
8 sided 2.8 16.25 13.00 11.80
10 sided 0-9 3.1 16.25 13.00 11.80
10 sided 00-90 3.1 16.25 13.00 11.80
12 sided 3.6 18.55 14.80 13.50
20 sided 1-20 4.6 18.55 14.80 13.50
20 sided 0-9x2 4.6 18.55 14.80 13.50
16 sided 1-16 4.6 15.40 12.35 11.20

Colours:
White, Black, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, Orange.
Special multi-sided dice can be made - see notes.


The current exchange rate is 1 GBP = 1.56380 USD

Edit: The discount keeps going up for volume. If you order 20,000 it's only 5 cents a die
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I second dicepool. Prices as low as $0.09 per die in large enough quantities. All kinds of shapes and colors.
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I got a big pile of d6's from amazon.com for less than a penny a piece. I don't know if they offer the other shapes though.
 
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check out educational suppliers in Sweden as well...

would save on shipping
 
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ebay, or Koplow games, though Koplow is based here in the US and not sure about shipping rates.

You can request a catalog/pricelist - all I can say is Koplow is even cheaper than dicepool.
 
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Where did you find the dice on amazon for less than a penny a die? The cheapest I found was $12.99 for 100.... Did you happen to mistake a decimal place?
 
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This won't help anyone outside of the U.S., but EAI Education carries a surprising assortment of cheap dice:

http://www.eaieducation.com/search.aspx?Keyword=dice

d-everythings, double dice, blank dice, foam dice, inflatable dice, dice assortments, quiet dice, oversized dice...

Mmmmmm... must... order... dice...
 
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nickferris wrote:
This won't help anyone outside of the U.S., but EAI Education carries a surprising assortment of cheap dice:

http://www.eaieducation.com/search.aspx?Keyword=dice

d-everythings, double dice, blank dice, foam dice, inflatable dice, dice assortments, quiet dice, oversized dice...

Mmmmmm... must... order... dice...


Looks like they are reselling Koplow's products, with at least the standard markup.
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