Sure, I've heard that nonsense before. I'd bet that at least one in 200
are bad, or, is it the other way around?
Mine of course was the best. I know because she was really, really
expensive. I happily gave her away though, no goats but a deal is a
deal. She says in 9 days she's promoting me to a GF, we'll see how that
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
On Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9:37:21 AM UTC-4, Jack wrote:
Isn't there typically an exchange of the item that was tendered when the
bid is accepted/won?
I give you my goats, you give me your daughters.
How do you give someone "years of service" if that is the "tender" offered?
"I have 20 years of service, Jack only has 15, so I win the bid for that
primo job. I'll deliver my 20 years of service by noon tomorrow."
It still sounds like a "ordered choice" based on some criteria, not a "bid".
You are using a very narrow definition, but a bid does not have to
involve money. See #3 below.
: an offer to pay a particular amount of money for something
: an offer to do a job for a particular price
: an attempt to win, get, or do something
With that, I bid you adieu.
A word is defined by the way it is used. The OED folks wrote
a big huge book based on that premise.
In this case the normal usage for the job selection process
in a union enviroment is "bid". Regardless of what you may
think the definition of "bid" is, by virtue of a century or
more of common usage "bid" now includes "enter into competition
for a position, role, or job" amoung it's meanings.
I understand the principal. But there should be a better term.
It is not unusual for an auction to have identical items, literally.
The first auction bidder "wins" with a bid of $400.
The second auction bidder "wins" with a bid of $300.
Who was the winner? The second for paying less for the exact same thing
or the first for paying more? It would seem that the first winner
clearly paid $100 too much.
I realize that it is more like a race to the finish, who lasts the
longest in the bidding. Really more so than paying more than anyone
else was willing to pay, especially when common items are "won" for more
than that what they could have been had for at a local store.
Or the second seller got $100 too little. Really, it's a bad way to
look at life. Yeah, I too get pangs when something goes on sale the
day after I buy, but that's life. It was worth what I paid when I
Well, that's the point of an auction. ;-) Still, to the sap, the
widget was simply worth more than it was to anyone else. Yes, that's
one reason I really don't like auctions.
I'm not good at estimating the worth of used stuff. I'd rather buy
new, even if it does cost a little more. There's also the issue of
not knowing if the widget is functional.
On Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:03:38 -0700 (PDT), " firstname.lastname@example.org"
The thing I found savior in was the old adage that the price was
subject to change according to the customers attitude. Usually the
difficult ones wanted change orders. I ofen felt like a rented mule
even working for myself as it's always your ass on the line.
Haven't had any recent need so no direct contact suggestion.
I did look at the McF web site; it appears to be using the same package
at the Grainger site. Not terribly surprising once the Grainger
accounting folks got McFeely fully integrated.
As for the question specifically, I'd probably use the "live chat" or
contact tech support by (gasp!) actually dialing the phone and see how
it goes when ask for the specific product. That'll probably immediately
tell you whether it's time to switch vendors or they're still capable
I tried the live chat. I waited 5 minutes for every response and each
seemed to be referring me to click on something that did not exist.
And then the responses were so illiterate that I think Hodgi was doing
I hate calling. I would rather browse.
That'll probably immediately
I used to buy from Grainger a couple of times a month, the old fashioned
way over the phone. At some point both Grainger an McMaster put up web
sites. I hate using the Granger web site and order maybe once a year.
McMaster is easy to use and gets 99% of the business..
??? There's a picture of a cell phone about a third of the way down on
the right side of the main page and next to it "ANYWHERE ANY DEVICE
CATALOG" that, when you click it, opens a catalog. It's a crappily
implemented catalog that seems to take forever and a day to load a page
and gives the impression that it's nothing but blank pages until you let
it sit for a while, but it _is_ a catalog.
I haven't ordered screws in quite some time, however the last time I did
I think it was from Highland Hardware. If I needed some right now I'd
probably try the Fastenal down the street. McMaster of course has just
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