That's a good idea. I did look at 2 HDs which from the sign never had
square alumimnum, and a friend looked at an independent, which had
1-foot pieces. I looked for metal stores (they have 2 plastic stores
in town) but I didn't think to look for machine shops.
But it's cold out, and the days are short, so I don't feel like
looking farther. If this comes up in the other 8 months of the year,
I'll try that.
McMaster Carr is an industrial supplier. We (us individual non-business
entities) are actually lucky that they go through the hassle of doing
business with us.
Other industrial suppliers (Grainger, Johnson) have learned that
non-business entities are a big hassle, and they now only deal with
It is a good idea to just accept the policies of the company, and be
grateful that they are willing to do business with us at all.
In other words, don't rock the boat.
I wouldn't have written about the shipping if I weren't also writing
about the web problem. I think the guy who answered me allowed for
I put my helpful part first, and made my complaint about shipping
second and politely.
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