tie dye shirts.jpgThis week Ariba Discovery was full of attention-grabbing buyer postings. Automobile parts seemed to be the most popular items requested this week with postings for car batteries, oil filters, steering and suspension auto parts, spark plugs, brake and brake accessory parts, and mufflers. In addition to these usual posts, there were also some intriguing buyer requirements posted as well. Read on to see this week’s top 10 most interesting posts. Be sure to check out last week’s list for even more amusing posts.



10. Tie-dye shirts – The owner of a smoke shop in Arkansas is in search of a supplier of tie-dye shirts. The buyer is looking for shirts in all sizes and colors.



9. Organic soup – The owner of an organic grocery store in Illinois is in search of a supplier of organic soups, stews, and broths. All flavors and brands of soup are acceptable, so long as they are organic.



8. Napkin holders – The owner of an online business based in California I searching for a supplier of napkin holders. The buyer specifically wants a large variety of napkin holders for domestic use. The buyer wants many types of materials: plastic, wood and metal. All sizes, colors and dimensions are needed.



7. X-ray machine – A well-known University in Ohio is looking for a supplier of x-ray equipment. The buyer is specifically in need of a panoramic dental x-ray machine. The selected provider will be required to provide the following product / service: provide ability to choose segment of interest on interface, different modes and take extraoral bitewing radiographs; provide minimal radiation dosage, be compatible with the College of Dentistry imaging software, and be compatible with other dental technology for future applications.


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6. Duffle bags – The owner of a health club in California is in search of a supplier of gym bags or duffle bags for resale. The bags should be made primarily of nylon or other long-lasting, fast drying fabrics and can have the gym logo embossed on them. All sizes and colors are needed.



5. Bunk beds – The owner of a furniture store in Texas is looking for a supplier of steel bunk beds. This buyer supplies oil field housing sites so they need military quality stacking bunk beds. The buyer typically orders around 8,000 units per month so this post is for $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 of product.



4. Yoga pants – The owner of an online boutique based in Florida is looking for a supplier of women’s yoga pants. The buyer is specifically looking for women's bamboo style fold over yoga pants in sizes S, M, L.



3. Store signage – The owner of a fashion retail store in Montana is searching for a supplier of retail store signage. The buyer is looking for a local supplier to make custom wood, metal, or plastic signage. The sign should be about 4’ by 10’ in size.

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2. Barrettes – The owner of a fashion business in New York is searching for a supplier of hair accessories for girls including barrettes and bows. All sizes, colors, and styles are needed. These should be made of synthetic material.



1. Building maintenance – A large gaming and hospitality company is looking for a supplier to provide $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 worth of building maintenance and repair services in a variety of their locations in the Midwest. Short-term maintenance includes: concrete repairs of pour strips to eliminate multi-level open spalls, pot holes; repair and replacement of tee-to-tee shear connectors; and restoration of the two exposed stairs. Long-term maintenance includes: reconstruction of concrete pour strips, repair and waterproofing of outside concrete pour strips on multiple levels, replacement of tee-to-tee shear connections, and strengthening of bowed perimeter load bearing spandrels.



Are you interested in learning more about any of these buying needs? If so, simply click on the link embedded in each post description to review the public posting. If you are a supplier that can fulfill any of the requirements be sure to respond to the buyer right away. And remember, stay tuned next week for more of “Ariba Discovery’s Top 10 Interesting Posts of the Week” or visit Ariba Discovery now to find additional buyer postings.