My experience with Blick Art Supplies has been a great experience. I live way out in the country and unless i need something right now i order on line. My experience with dick Blick Art Supplies has been very positive. I have always gotten what i ordered, I have never had a back order, and the supplies came in reasonable shipping time and in excellent condition. I have purchased locally (35 miles away) but have been very disappointed in the supplies and the conditions they were in. I won't mention where i am forced to buy locally, But i would rather wait the short shipping time when purchasing from Dick Blick art supplies. They have always been fast getting my orders out and usually delivered here within 3 days. I LOVE Dick Blick Art Supplies.