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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.

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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.
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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Mc Master-Carr....$$$$$ but what you want is in stock and shipping charges are very good plus fast delivery.
 

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Mc Master-Carr....$$$$$ but what you want is in stock and shipping charges are very good plus fast delivery.
unfortunately they did not have the assortment I was looking for, for him.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
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Here in Canada I moved to KBC. Great company and great service.
 
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