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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    I do not have an account at Fastenal but go there a decent number of times a year. For what its worth, about two weeks ago I needed four decent sized metric bolts. The local Fastenal had them in stock but the guy at the counter would not sell just four. I needed to buy the whole bag of 20 for $25. The lady next to him is someone I deal with pretty regularly. She reaches over and typed in a few things and brought the price for the bag down to $12.50.
    Thats what I hate about fastenal! Same thing here, I can get half price on stuff if I talk to the manager who I know really well. One of the other higher ups gets me ok pricing as well but if neither are available and I'm stuck with the high school dropout behind the counter I pay an arm and a leg

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayWal View Post
    Thats what I hate about fastenal! Same thing here, I can get half price on stuff if I talk to the manager who I know really well. One of the other higher ups gets me ok pricing as well but if neither are available and I'm stuck with the high school dropout behind the counter I pay an arm and a leg

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    Those kind of sales tactics are just horrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayWal View Post
    Yeah even here in Canada same thing.

    Up until the last few weeks they had their doors locked, you had to call in and order, they'd drop it outside the back door youd take it and now. My local branch now at least lets you in as they've designated inside front door as a "pickup area" and not a "store" to get by the red tape. But no cash sales/credit. Only for accounts.

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    Most of our steel and other parts suppliers have done the same thing to 'workaround' the virus crap... but truth be known if you know they know you you can still walk in and be sociable in most of the shops as they have to follow the 'rules' in the postings and such if ya' get my drift in fact most all of them will still do 'retail' it's just more of a pain cause you have to call the number on the door and coordinate your sale through the phone line...although you'll probably end up inside anyways

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    I actually hadn't thought about Tractor Supply. I don't go there often because they're further away from me than HD/Lowe's/other hardware stores. I cant seem to find their pricing for their bulk stuff online.....
    All of the local TSCs sell fasteners by the pound (at least the normal stuff) but their website makes it really hard to find. Looks like grade 8 bolts are $4.39/lb, grade 5 are $3.39 and grade 2 are $2.19 right now.

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...d-bolt-grade-8

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...5?cm_vc=-10005

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...2?cm_vc=-10005
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-ManBart View Post
    All of the local TSCs sell fasteners by the pound (at least the normal stuff) but their website makes it really hard to find. Looks like grade 8 bolts are $4.39/lb, grade 5 are $3.39 and grade 2 are $2.19 right now.

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...d-bolt-grade-8

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...5?cm_vc=-10005

    https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...2?cm_vc=-10005
    Awesome. Let me do some weight analysis of some 7/16 bolts/hardware that I had been pricing to see the differences......
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    We have a farm supply chain around here called GEBOS - they sell by the pound a few cents cheaper than TSC, but for common sizes up to 1", it's the best deal for a walk in place I've found.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwby View Post
    We have a farm supply chain around here called GEBOS - they sell by the pound a few cents cheaper than TSC, but for common sizes up to 1", it's the best deal for a walk in place I've found.
    Dang, I'm not that far from you and I've never heard of it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    Thanks but local outfits to you don't help me . Those assortment sets are nice, but I'm looking more for pick-your-own-stuff-exactly-how-you-like-it kinda thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    Locally owned but still has an online presence

    https://www.packerfastener.com
    I dont have an account there, so how are their prices compared to wholesalebolts? Can you check the costs 25: 7/16"-14 x 2" bolts, 7/16 SAE washers, 7/16 split lock washers, and 7/16"-14 nuts, all grade 5?

    Actually, disregard. I just calculated the weight and it would be cheaper at tractor supply due to no shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broccoli1 View Post
    Locally owned but still has an online presence

    https://www.packerfastener.com
    That's who I go through. Good selection and prices.

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    On ebay, these are my two go-to sources.

    http://www.ebaystores.com/lightningstainlessboltinc

    I like these guys because I can get square-head and unplated fasteners. Of course, you'd better be ready to buy real bulk! I've never looked at the numbers too closely because I like the convenience of having stuff delivered right to the house and figure that's worth paying a bit for since it means I don't have to burn time and gas driving around town to pick the stuff up at a store. $32 for 275 1/4-20x1-1/2" Grade 8 Yellow Zinc-plated bolts seems pretty fair if you're going through that many in a year.

    https://www.ebay.com/str/Lexar-Indus...orecat=7672279

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    I use Tractor Supply for everday stuff. Fastenal is way too high, if I need special items I go to a bolt supply.

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    M J D the fastenal in antigo is the only fastenal store in Wisconsin that sells cash at the door I hope they keep doing that

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    The one nearby in Hudson WI sold me some bolts a couple months back cash/walk-in (well call-in - they weren't letting people in at the moment due to COVID). I wonder if that has now changed???
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    Quote Originally Posted by rexcormack View Post
    Dang, I'm not that far from you and I've never heard of it!
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    Two things I like about Mcmaster here in northern San Diego county CA. in spite of their higher prices:

    1.They have the best parametric search to find exactly what you want, along with good dimesioned drawings for all the parts.

    2. Often they deliver the same day and almost always the next day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktech View Post
    Two things I like about Mcmaster here in northern San Diego county CA. in spite of their higher prices:

    1.They have the best parametric search to find exactly what you want, along with good dimesioned drawings for all the parts.

    2. Often they deliver the same day and almost always the next day.

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    3. Very good selection and it's in stock. Rare if they don't have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigfoot View Post
    M J D the fastenal in antigo is the only fastenal store in Wisconsin that sells cash at the door I hope they keep doing that

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    I can use the work account if I need to. For all practical purposes I pretty much boycott them. I've gotten so much better service and pricing thru Packer fasteners that I really don't need Fastenal anymore

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    You might take a look at S.W. Anderson http://www.swaco.com/. No sure of their bolt pricing but for PEM fasteners they did us right when ordering volume.

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    If you want good, genuine certified aircraft hardware at a reasonable price, consider Aircraft Spruce & Specialty (www.aircraftspruce.com).

    No, you won't find 1" diameter bolts, you won't find all-thread, you won't find coarse threads. Yes, you will have to order online, pay shipping, and wait a few days. I started ordering extra hardware whenever I ordered other items and I now have a pretty decent assortment of #6, #8, #10, 1/4", 5/16", & 3/8" hardware.
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    Thanks. I only needed regular bolts, and the answer was already found through Tractor Supply.
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