I thougth I had enough when I saw they had desiged "slots" for your
bench for their bench cookies.
Now, this morning, I see they have a 3 piece "Glue Applicator Kit"
I hope you folks aren't encouraging them! ; )
Have you used them? They are pretty cool. I suppose you could try to
find some silicone material and make your own. Good luck with that. :-)
The first time you use one of those spreaders and peel all the glue off
with one yank, it's worth the price of admission right then and there. I
suppose if you'd rather use scraps of wood to spread your glue or foam
brushes, you'll be happy. Those foam brushes start to add up and I never
seem to have a clean one handy. Good luck cleaning the glue off of
those. :-) To each his own.
Besides, in a couple months they'll be $9.99 with free shipping.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Besides being cheap, foam brushes come in multiple sizes.
My last two times through Rockler's cashier, I was offered a glue brush.
The first time I asked hesitantly, "are they free?" and it was explained
that they were $4.99 (IIRC). I passed. I later realized that they were
too small for most of my purposes anyway. The markup on those must be
outstanding...same as the bench cookies. Next thing you know, Harbor
Freight and Rockler may join forces.
I think it would make the store Alot more exciting if they were a little
bit more like a woodworking school. If they offer the right things I'll
spend, but I'm not talking about a glue brush or a bench cookie! I'm
not interested in turning a pen either! : ) Some visitors seem to
enjoy seeing the carvers there on Saturday morning--I've seen them ask.
Well, you brought it up, and you certainly brought it up in a manner
that made it seem so.
> In this case, I think
Hopefully, with a good deal more woodworking experience under your belt,
you'll better appreciate the fact that the cost to benefit ratio of many
woodworking implements isn't always apparent to a novice.
ITMT, if it gets too hot in the kitchen, might want to reconsider firing
up the stove in the first place ... :)
Sorry Bill, but then you mentioned the $5 price and passed and figured
the profit must be outstanding.....hopefully you are not just now
realizing that the less expensive the product the greater the profit
margin. I have run businesses since I was 21 years old and am
currently self employeed/retired. The perceived/comical mark up is a
fact of life, and that is absolutely not a very recent development.
Have you ever purchased valve stems with a set of tires. I used to sell
them for an exorbitant price of $1 each in the mid to late 70's. I paid
about 3 cents each for them. If inexpensive products did not have a
high mark up they would not be worth stocking and taking up room on the
shelf. How much would pay for that item if you had to have it shipped?
Ever wonder what the cost of a caned soft drink costs the retailer? How
about that $1.50 Coke at McDonald's, I can assure you that if there was
not the cost of the paper cup the drink would be almost all profit and
the reason free refills are offered.
No, you didn't. That was my point. You made an inference because I wrote
two sentences next to each other that they were directly-related.
Then you brought out the F word, which we don't use in my house.
Bill you naturally assumed a particular F-word, it could have been any
F-Word but that is where you went with it. Any way I apologise for
getting up in your face but it is some what offensive to those of us
that do spend money on items that you think are comically priced.
And yeah for an economics major you seemed to have forgotten a lot.
What you find comical about retail pricing is pretty much 101 in most
any type business degree.
Following your logic/economics, your decison of whether to buy something
or not should have nothing to do with My perceived value of it (or
whether I find its pricing humorous or not!) :)
You could laugh out loud about what I have been spending on wood carving
gouges, but at least they are made out of good steel! ; )
Humor is all in the eye of the beholder. I laugh when the price of gas
shoots up! ;)
On 9/20/2012 8:26 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I watched the wood whisperer give it a quicky review. I have not seen
the price but changing the bit seems a bit involved if the fence has to
be removed. I was not inspired. I'd like to see one up close though.
A person who has been using Usenet since 94. One who does not like
your holier than thou attitude. A person who is ready to use the full
color of the English language to express that dislike if I choose. You
see I can do that here. There is not anything you can do to stop me
from doing so.
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