I use a lot of brass screws and have many on hand but needed a size I did not have. Our Fastenal store is right out our back gate and I was surprised when the bag I wanted came up $2.43 rather than it's usual $18.00. They were being discontinued. I checked on other sizes and and found 13 packages I could buy for a total of $32.00. For me this was a great deal even if I only use a few of them. I have saved at least a hundred dollars on gas the last 10 years by not making trips to the hardware stores looking for things that
Right don't have.
I don't, know if this is a local thing that happens when a particular store discontinues items or not.
They don't have.
Sorry for not proof reading.
Holy smokes you got all that for $32.00?!? That's highway robbery. I gotta go check our Fasten-none here and see if they have any of that for wicked cheap.
I dumped Fastenal after I ordered a box of machine screws and the local store added shipping and handling that more than doubled the price. A purchase that supposedly came to six dollars and change turned out to be over $16. I'm staying out of that store, and the local Ace with its shocking prices (if they even have what I want), and buying online. Even with shipping, that's cheaper.
I know what you mean Steve. I ordered some plain steel cotter pins (not plated). 2 bags of a hundred for $2 each and the shipping was about $20.00. Not a bargain if they have to ship them. Also they hardly ever have what I want but I can walk there in a couple minutes and the girls are cute.
I gave up on our Fastenal when they lost the ability to open boxes and sell me what I needed. They suddenly said all sales were full boxes of 100 or better. When they told me it was $13.00 for the 6 6/32 nuts I needed I told them where they could put the box, ( it wasn't on the shelf!!)
Tacoma Screw which has several locations in the NW is up there with places I don't like to shop at (the Portland Or store is about 8 to 10 mile round trip). Their catalog does not have any prices in it so you have to call and when you go into the store there are no prices on the shelf. Granted it is an industrial supply store, but I guess it's an old model of doing business where you don't have to worry about the price just buy what you need regardless of the price.
Ace may be a little higher but as it's only 4 blocks it sure saves on gas over driving to anywhere else and they seem to have most of the nuts, bolts and fittings that I need.
Nice deal on all that brass!