I have arrived! (or I'm an addict, one of the two)

    Today in the mail I got a box with a Woodworker's Supply catalog -- not just *any* WWS catalog, it was the *Our Best Customer Catalog*. This is a hardcover edition, and as they describe it, "A whopping 21,000+ tools, accessories, and supplies have been packed into more than 600 pages to give you the broadest selection of product funcions, features, and benefits available."
    So, why did I get this catalog? Well, further down in Mr Wirth's intro it answers that question: "A question I am frequently askied is 'why did I receive a best customer catalog?' The answer is simple, you are in the top 2% of our customers who provided us with a very large portion of our business..."
    Now, while I am flattered by all this, this is somewhat daunting. You see, WWS is not the only place from which I order tools. Therefore, if I'm falling into WWS's top 2%, and I'm ordering from Mr Lee, and Mr McFeeley's screws, and the occasional thing from Woodcraft, and an order to Lie Nielsen, and ...
You get the picture.
    So, am I hopelessly addicted to this hobby, or is this really a good thing?
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I guess a bottle of glue and a couple drill bits doesn't put me in the upper 2%. <sigh> Joe
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Are you addicted? Nah, you're just rich... which is not bad in itself :)
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wrote:

Not rich by most definitions, but certainly blessed. Looking at my spending record, I guess I have gotten most of my major tools through WWS, so that added up.

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Mark & Juanita wrote:

You just make too much money. Probably have too much room too. Oh well, hey, I pay less in taxes than you do. :)
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Mark & Juanita wrote:

Cha!
I'm thinking, and maybe it's just me, that there might be a country somewheres in the world who is/are eye balling your tool budgets and dreaming...
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On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 20:09:55 -0700, Mark & Juanita

Yeah. You're angling for an *Our Best Customer Catalog* from Mr Lee, Mr McFeeley, Mr. Woodcraft, and Mr. Nielsen.
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Well, the day before yesterday I received a Rockler Professional Catalog in the mail... Top that. LOL
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On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 15:01:13 GMT, "Leon"

Now, I'm really worried. I got both...
However, I'm in the 'replace the old shit with some much better stuff' phase.
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On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 20:09:55 -0700, the inscrutable Mark & Juanita

It make you wonder one of 2 things: Is their business THAT bad? or Wow, I spent THAT much there this year?

Ayup, it all feels quite familiar, and on a lesser scale (no commas and fewer zeroes), I'm paralleling you.

C - Both of the above. Enjoy!
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On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 09:01:09 -0800, Larry Jaques

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Yep, both of the above. LOL
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On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 20:09:55 -0700, Mark & Juanita

wellcome to the club! lol... got mine the other day also. didnt think i had spent a lot there this year though. but then i haven't been through the recipts yet! i'm all the way up to page 30 sumpthin already! enjoy...
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On Thu, 20 Jan 2005 20:09:55 -0700, Mark & Juanita
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Whew, you've got a bit more money than me, that's for sure! Though I did get the local Farm and Fleet to allow me to place orders without paying up front because I convinced them that it would allow me to buy more tools that were in stock while waiting for my order to arrive... guess they figured I couldn't skip out on my special orders when they're the only Delta dealer in driving distance. Aut inveniam viam aut faciam
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On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 20:50:19 -0800, Tim Douglass

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On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 15:31:11 -0500, John Carlson

Wooden you like to know!
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