Bautista! So convenient now with their new website and PayPal. I could never connect with the Date People. They would call back when I was out.
The Date People have many varieties, and you can order a variety box. I think they have good prices too. They are raw vegan, and I think they believe in the 80/10/10 lifestyle too. In the past, they have been VERY laid back on getting paid. They sent me packages before I paid! I always did make good of course.
I don't have experience with Bautista, or any other bulk ordering of dates directly/myself. Another raw friend ordered medjools from somewhere recently, and I went in on a part of it. They were/are good quality, almost all of them having the moistness I like in that variety. I don't know the place, but I could ask my friend and report back.