Anyone following what I do will know that I have moved from Ontario Canada to Alberta Canada (2500miles)
When I lived in Ontario I had older staple guns that required T15 staples. I had 4 of these that I purchased from yard sales over the years. When I got to Ontario and tried buying them everyone there told me they no longer make that staple and can’t get them anymore. BUY THIS NEW gun that used T50.
The next setback I had when I was in Ontario was the finishes that I liked to use. I have had really good success with Watco Danish oils. EVERYONE in Ontario told me that all oil base products are banned from the shelves in CANADA!
THIS IS THE GOOD PART….....
Arrived in Alberta and stopped at store called WINDSOR plywood. This place has exotic woods, hardwoods, panelling, finishes, etc. Ispotted Danish Oil right away, wondering do I buy as much as I can. I asked the manager about it and told him my story. HIS words are, you can still buy it, we can still stock it, it just isn’t available in 4liter cans. WHAAA HOOO !
The second GOOD PART. Was telling family members that live here about the useless staple guns I have. “Brother-in-law” pointed me to a small GENERAL MERCANTILE store in remote part of Alberta 20miles down road. I will bet you they still carry it. Drove to the little town (pop 50+) walked into store asked about T15 staples. Lady walked me to the isle, WOW only 40 boxes sitting there. Told her my story how I haven’t been able to buy them in 5 years, ”yadee yadee ya”. When I was at the counter paying for them she mentioned the truck comes Wednesdays she will have more then.
IT PAYS to SHOP arround !
Lesson learned…..Never say “can’t”
Now I have to go and staple some things !
What have any of you been told is no longer avalable and you can still find it ?
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