Re: buying model screws

erict1361 <erict1361@...>

I was buying #256 screws from " Fastenal" at a really good price, like 10 cents each, until they started charging for the shipping to their stores. $6.50 added on to the cost, so it's no longer worth it ! I never heard of a Store who charges you shipping when you order at the store and have the item shipped to the store. Kinda like your local hobby shop charging you $6.50 for the Bowser Box car Kit you ordered through them. But at least I bought enough to hold me for a while.

Eric Thur

--- In STMFC@..., Alan Kilby <albyrno@...> wrote:

No one (in the hobby business) is going to get rich selling screws or even pay the power bill, but you have to wonder why the LHS operator just doesn't buy the common size screws in bulk and repackage them himself. Offer two or three times as many as are in the Walthers packet for the same price, or he could even sell screws individually. The dime screw that gets the customer in the store might lead to a thirty dollar impulse purchase.
Jack Wyatt 

  The profit margin for fasteners is small but helps sales of other items by providing tools/parts to repair them if they break or upgrade them.This encourages the customer to come back and buy more of the same or other items.

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