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Forum topic by Dusty56 posted 09-14-2012 11:50 PM 3462 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2012 11:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor resource tip

http://www.mcfeelys.com/product/25-25-25/McFeelys-Most-Popular-Assortment

Things must be slow at McFeely’s because they keep spamming me with “last chance” emails.
They’re pushing their 25/25/25 screw assortments for only $20.00US and only $1.00 shipping charge.
I finally broke down and opted for two sets and proceeded to check out…they charged MA sales tax even though they don’t have a store in my state, so I questioned them on it. Seems that Grainger is their parent company and have warehouses throughout the states , so they have to charge us taxes.
A nice woman called me to inform me of that , and also that my shipment would be backordered possibly until mid October, and asked if I still wanted them to process the order. I agreed to keep it active as I have enough screws for my present projects , plus the savings on the kits and it was only $1.00 to ship the whole order : )
So , if you don’t need to screw anything immediately , this is a good deal.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!


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#1 posted 09-15-2012 12:19 AM

Thanks for the heads up Dusty. Need some screws soon but can wait. Sounds like a great deal.

Ken

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#2 posted 09-15-2012 03:18 AM

Thanks Dusty! I Can always use a good screw! LOL! I’ll be using a few tomorrow to hang a cabinet I made for my son’s bathroom.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 09-15-2012 03:26 AM

I’ve actually been pretty happy with McFeely’s since they moved to Wisconsin a few years ago … good prices, good selection of products, and fast (usually one day) delivery.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#4 posted 09-15-2012 03:27 AM

Other than the rare event at home, they are my only source for a good screw.

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#5 posted 09-15-2012 11:02 AM

I’ve been screwed by McFeely’s many times. They have a great selection to choose from. They got me switched over to square drive screws. Now I have a boat load of phillips that I don’t use…...................

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 09-15-2012 11:22 AM

I’ve use McFeelys for several years. Don’t worry about being on their mailing list, shipping is always $1. You don’t need a special promo code or anything. I think everyone is starting to charge sales tax on internet orders. The states are finally finding out how much money they’re loosing. All of these companies must have a heck of a tax program to keep up with it.

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#7 posted 09-15-2012 12:14 PM

On the sales tax thing, don’t blame McFeely’s. State and local governments are clamping down to increase revenue on internet sales.

The business I owned (I sold out and retired in January) had to collect sales tax for a bunch of states and file returns (some monthly, some quarterly, some annually). It was a pain in the @$$. We had to have business licenses in several states, and in one state (Ohio), we had to pay a local income tax.

We entertained the idea of just ignoring them. We only had a physical brick and mortar operation in one state, but both our accountant and our attorney advised against ignoring them because of the $hit storm we would have to deal with.

It is enough to make your hair hurt.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#8 posted 09-15-2012 12:20 PM

Gerry, thanks for that info. I hope you’re enjoying your retirement : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#9 posted 09-15-2012 12:30 PM

My only complaint with McFeelys is that they offer sooo many different items. It is always difficult for me to determine what I really need and what just caught my eye.

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#10 posted 09-15-2012 12:34 PM

I like to have an assortment which is why I went this route. I rarely build the same thing more than once , so I like to be prepared with different sizes : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#11 posted 09-15-2012 02:52 PM

I’m recalling the food co-ops of the seventies. Wouldn’t it be cool if area woodworkers could agree on some oft-used sizes and heads and buy a few cases from Fastenal and share. I think you’d be paying dimes instead of dollars.

Kindly,

Lee

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#12 posted 09-15-2012 03:34 PM

Lee—That happens in my area to some degree. Our local woodworker’s guild puts together occasional group buys, and our AAW-affiliated woodturner’s club does regular group buys from Craft Supplies. The turners also buy sanding supplies in substantial quantities and sell it at club meetings … we get high quality sandpaper at reduced prices and support the clubs fundraising at the same time.

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#13 posted 09-16-2012 02:22 PM

I get alot of those spam ads also.

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#14 posted 09-16-2012 05:48 PM

Remember when “spam” was something you ate from a can

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#15 posted 09-16-2012 08:37 PM

LOL , what do you mean “used to” ? LOL

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