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pwnt by pat

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1 15 Ft. 5233K44 Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing 7/16" ID, 5/8" OD, 3/32" Wall Thickness $0.41 $6.15 today

2 1 Ft. 5233K71 Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing 3/4" ID, 1" OD, 1/8" Wall Thickness $0.83 $0.83 today

3 10 Ft. 5233K68 Masterkleer General Purpose Clear PVC Tubing 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD, 1/8" Wall Thickness $0.66 $6.60 today

4 1 4881K131 Thk-Wall Dark Gray PVC Unthrd Pipe Fittings 3/4" X 1/2" Pipe, Reducing Coupling, Schedule 80 $1.83 $1.83 today



edit: WEEE this is my 2001th post! 8 stars
 

voigts

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I've been to the mcmaster in Atlanta and it is huge. The variety of stuff they carry is incredible.
 

ƒÓÒl

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Aug 27, 2005
I got turned onto them in the early 90's, ordering stuff through the tool crib's catalogue at work.

It's like Tim Taylor's candyland!
 

MoreGooder

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Dec 13, 2003
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Saint Louis, MO USA
I used to buy stuff from them back when the only way to do so was with their huge doorstop of a yellow catalog. Now, I never touch paper when ordering from them. It's all about the web baby.

Keep in mind, however, that many things at McMaster can be purchased for a lower price from a supplier that's closer to the industry of the product your buying.

An example: I was having a horrible time finding the exact cabinet pulls I wanted for my DIY kitchen. I found something very close to what I wanted at McMaster, and ordered ONE of them. When I got it, I found the manufacturer stamped on the back of it, then Googled. I found that Expo Center (division of Home Depot) carried them, at a lower price, and with a larger variety of sizes too.

Just accept that the huge sku count that McMaster has to offer comes at a huge price to them, and to you too.