:Red Green wrote:
:>>> Just an isolated example: Lowes 1-lb electro galv roofing nails 3.33.
:>>> lumber yard 2.79. Same brand and all.:>>>
:>>> Now at the "Building Supply" place where I had to get matching
:>>> siding pieces, their smallest box is 5 lb.
:>> I think LOWES specializes in sellin small quantities. Just try buying
:>> a 100 machine screws there. I bought a 100 box for the price of one of
:>> their blister packs.:>>
:> I'd have to agree somewhat. But that's what the avg Joe Homeowner wants.
:> And the Borg has 10's of thousands of JH that need 4 of these screws and
:> pretty much know they can go to the Borg and get a blister 6pk and only
:> have to put away and lose the other two vs 96!:
:If I need 6 or more, I go ahead and buy a box. After 20-some years of
:living compactly in an apartment, that is one of the reasons I bought a
:house- so I could start having a storehouse of hardware like when I was
Yeah, I have a room dedicated to storing tools and hardware, has a
workbench too. It's just full of all kinds of hardware, gotten all over
and most of the time I already have what I need, no need to drive or
bike over to a store. Saves time and money. It's a challenge to organize
it all, but I do pretty well. Like an expert said, if you can categorize
it, you can organize it. Mostly, that's true, but not always. Sometimes
it's hard. I glanced at the contents of a box I keep just this morning.
On the outside it says, "uncategorizable!"
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