Continue on in your ignorance, then; it matters not at all to me. It's clear
that all you want to do is
complain, not figure out what's causing your problem.
And make no mistake: it is _your_ problem. Not theirs. The fact that nobody else
same things you claim to should tell you something. But it probably won't.
You aren't happy about the McMaster-Carr site but rather then picking
up your marbles and walking away you elect to post innumerable times
about how much you dislike the site.
Do you really think that you are going to make a difference? Will
McMaster change their ways? Will their satisfied customers (which
seems to include everyone except for you) run away in droves?
You sir, appear to present an apogee in ineffectiveness.
On Tue, 03 Apr 2012 20:49:01 +0000, John Doe wrote:
Based on your responses to other people in this thread, I would
imagine that the problem is you were typing in obscenities instead
of proper search terms. Alternately, if you really were browsing
at some "MacMaster-Carr" as in the title of your thread, instead of
at <http://www.mcmaster.com like everyone else is talking about,
that could be your problem. But if you're sure neither of those
things was the problem, try logging in on the site instead of using
in proddatprotectionwebpartloader.js as referenced in McMaster-Carr's
webpages has a test in it for whether it's displaying to a subscriber,
although the code appears to only control message priorities.)
Search for individual items? We use McMaster because it's quick, easy
and we often get the stuff the same day. Most other sites like Granger
and such suck much worse. Don't forget the costs of finding and
ordering parts adds a lot to the total cost of the parts. Just embrace
the horror and learn to work with McMaster.
Google might help you. Amazon Supply is the company that Amazon has
formed to sell retail quantities of tubing, nuts, bar stock, et c.
You seem rather overwhelmed by this design project. Have you considered
speaking with a prototype maker? Not cheap but you seem to be really
struggling with simple problems.
Yeah, I dwell on stuff. That's part of the learning process and
it helps me devise stuff perfectly suited to my situation. For
example... Nobody else would have devised this monitor hang
adjuster for me, shown on my page.
I get a kick out of using that beautifully simple thing,
Try amazonsupply (they used to be smallparts.com).
But McMaster is pretty good overall, especially the CAD model
integration and search engine (and their fulfilment). Bad points are
that they won't export to small guys and they hide the real
manufacturer of almost all the stuff they sell (usually, not always,
it's good stuff though).
You can get a really wide range of stuff next day for a fairly
reasonable price. We place multiple orders every week with them.
I've not been disappointed with their cutting tools, and after my last
experience with K*C's service (never got the product, so can't
compare)... don't feel like trying too hard.
One issue with them hiding the manufacturer is that it's impossible to
see what the detailed specifications and caveats really are on complex
items- you're stuck with their very limited description and a few
specs. Even Harbor Freight lets you download the manual so you can get
a better idea if it will do what you want. But if they gave you the
real manufacturer's part number it would make it easier to shop around
I guess.. still I don't think most commercial customers would bother..
it's more important to get the stuff quickly at a reasonable price
than to get rock bottom pricing.
Sure- amazon. Of course they don't have the selection, the quality,
or the knowledge. . . . customer service wise, they might be equal.
. . shipping is a little slower on amazon. . . but they have a
snazzy website, so that should do it.
On Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:12:54 AM UTC-4, John Doe wrote:
What in the hell are you talking about?
What does it do if you "click too fast?" I just went over there and the pages
won't refresh as fast as I can click, and I never once got anything that told me
I was clicking too fast or too much.
I just placed an order with OnlineMetals.com. Their inventory is
limited, but their aluminum flat bar is half the price. So that
takes care of part of my order.
I provided the text of the McMaster error message, for anybody who
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