There are lots of bead companies out there, but many of them do not offer the things Lima Beads does!
None better or less expensive that I've found anywhere. Even my local bead stores in Tampa cost more. And with free shipping over $40 order, it can't be beat!
As with most businesses there are some less expensive-they do not carry quality merchandise. Those who do carry quality merchandise have considerably higher prices, They may sell the same item as a single unit while Lima sells a string or several pieces for the competitor's single unit price. This is my experience AND I am a comparison shopper.
Lima is my first choice every time. Selection, and quality cannot be beat. I love their website, too, and they have new products and sales every week.
Many, you have to search. Unfortunately, it is not possible to buy everything in one shop.