If you are interested in seeing some of the discounts you can take advantage of as a homeschooler, you might want to check ou this link. The more the homeschool community supports the vendors who offer discounts, the more vendors they will be able to negotiate with.http://www.homeschoolbuyersco-op.org/
Here's part of the home page for their website:
School systems get educational discounts.
Why not homeschoolers?
Now we can! Join our Sponsor organizations and other homeschoolers around the country to build a single purchasing cooperative with the same buying power as school districts!
Here's how it works:
1. Join the Co-op. It's free! There is no obligation to buy anything. You control every aspect of your membership, and you can cancel it at any time.
2. Receive Offers. When you sign up, tell us how frequently you want to receive Co-op offers. We will email you offers from educational suppliers according to that schedule. SEE A SAMPLE.
3. Buy, or not! The email offers will have links that take you to the educational supplier's web site, where you can buy, or not, at the negotiated prices. It's entirely up to you. There is no obligation to purchase anything. The Co-op does not take your money. That's between you and the supplier.
That's all there is to it! If you don't see offers for products you are interested in, contact us with your suggestions, and we'll see what we can do. If you want to receive more or fewer offers, change your profile. We think you'll be pleased with some of the great discounts we have negotiated with leading educational suppliers. For instance...
Now, by special arrangement with Dell Computer, the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to offer our members up to 39% off on selected Dell computers and other Dell products from now until September 30, 2005. Please join!