• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  • PLEASE SUPPORT OUR FORUM - UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT HERE!
[4]

MSC rant

January Project of the Month [3]
[10] Like what you see?
Click here to donate to this forum and upgrade your account!

woodchucker

Banned
Banned
Joined
Nov 25, 2015
Messages
1,504
Likes
1,023
#1
Well, my sons bday is coming up next week. He just got a 3d Printer, so I thought I would get him a deburring tool set.
I wanted a mixed blade set like I had got from Enco years ago. Tried MSC.. what a rip off. The shipping should be nearer 1/2 the price. This is why I don't buy from MSC.

noga_mscdirect.jpg
 

Karl_T

Active User
Active Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2014
Messages
949
Likes
375
#2
Yep, MSC does not want the hobbyist market. that's why they closed Enco.

My son is supervisor at a huge company's prototype shop. He gets calls and perks to order from them, always 25% off list, often MUCH better. Shipping is free. Now, he does spend $100K on tooling every year.
 

.LMS.

Lathe Noob
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
May 11, 2017
Messages
73
Likes
97
#3
They give free UPS shipping on orders over $50, at least to former ENCO customers like me. And I don't think I am special - I probably only spend a couple hundred dollars per year with them.

Yea - the shipping cost on that is crazy. But, I have to believe threre's something else you'd want in that zillion page catalog to get you to $50.... :big grin:
 

woodchucker

Banned
Banned
Joined
Nov 25, 2015
Messages
1,504
Likes
1,023
#4
I am former Enco, and they offered me another special deal a one client if I remember the name, they still are higher than most everyone else.
 

FLguy

H-M Supporter - Premium Member
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
Jan 11, 2016
Messages
225
Likes
126
#5
Mc Master-Carr....$$$$$ but what you want is in stock and shipping charges are very good plus fast delivery.
 

RandyM

Moderator
Staff member
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2011
Messages
2,244
Likes
2,207
#7
Yep, MSC does not want the hobbyist market. that's why they closed Enco.

My son is supervisor at a huge company's prototype shop. He gets calls and perks to order from them, always 25% off list, often MUCH better. Shipping is free. Now, he does spend $100K on tooling every year.
Yeah, I always wait until I have enough to get the savings as well. I think once a month they offer a 35% deal, definitely worth waiting for.
 

Ken from ontario

Active Member
Active Member
Joined
Dec 26, 2016
Messages
725
Likes
524
#8
Higher shipping charge than the item you ordered? Up here that's something we're all familiar with but at least you usually receive your order within a week.
 
Last edited:

abunai

Active Member
Active Member
Joined
Sep 16, 2017
Messages
103
Likes
34
#9
Try Amazon.
Look for the free shipping items.
Shipping to us here is almost always high. Sometimes as much as the item itself, at some places.
 

MrWhoopee

Active Member
Active Member
Joined
Jan 20, 2018
Messages
165
Likes
119
#10
Yup, Amazon and eBay are getting a lot more of my $. Come to think of it, so is AliExpress. MSC is one of the last places I look, when I can't find it ANYWHERE else.
 

markba633csi

H-M Supporter - Premium Member
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
Apr 30, 2015
Messages
2,222
Likes
1,155
#11
I've been using Zoro lately, some good prices there usually (they're an offshoot of Grainger) free ship for 50$ and single item ship is often only 5
Mark
 
Last edited:

Cobra

Active User
H-M Supporter-Premium Member
Joined
Apr 24, 2013
Messages
596
Likes
439
#12
Here in Canada I moved to KBC. Great company and great service.
 
[6]
[5] [7]
Top