For the past few years we've had a semi annual trunk show. Well, it's more like a "truck" show. The vendor comes in with about a ton and a half of beads, and you can buy at wholesale prices. No tax ID needed (but without it, you pay sales tax).
You can check out the http://meetup.com/beading group to see photos of the bins from previous shows. Just look in the "Photos" area, for the trunk shows.
This is really the single best show in town, bar none.
It will be the last event at our current location.