Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

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Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by martik777 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:51 am

Just got some .750 OD 12' of 1144 for $37 pickup at store. Lowest prices I've ever seen.

https://www.fastenal.com/product/raw-ma ... lyId=26775

The same piece in Canada was quoted at a whooping $325 CAD, luckily I am 15 mins from the border

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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:37 pm

martik777 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:51 am
Just got some .750 OD 12' of 1144 for $37 pickup at store. Lowest prices I've ever seen.

https://www.fastenal.com/product/raw-ma ... lyId=26775

The same piece in Canada was quoted at a whooping $325 CAD, luckily I am 15 mins from the border
I take it, at that price, the steel is mill finish, not TGP. What did Canada Customs have to say about you crossing the border with a dangerous weapon? :D
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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by martik777 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:19 pm

It's never been an issue

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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by DavidR8 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:57 pm

Holy smokes!
Does Fastenal in the US require an business account?


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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by martik777 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:27 pm

no acct req'd

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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by neanderman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:24 pm

Thanks! I had no idea they sold raw materials. And they have multiple local stores.
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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by liveaboard » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:11 am

That's slightly more than I pay here in Portugal.

Around $4 per kilo, $1.81 per pound, for most grades of engineering steel in various dimensions. Drawn steel only slightly more.

Black mild steel only costs 1/5 as much and is close to home, weekly delivery in my area if required.

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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by martik777 » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:38 pm

neanderman wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:24 pm
Thanks! I had no idea they sold raw materials. And they have multiple local stores.
I have a local store in Canada but they wouldn't sell it to me, supposedly "out of stock"

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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by DavidR8 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:03 am

martik777 wrote:
neanderman wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:24 pm
Thanks! I had no idea they sold raw materials. And they have multiple local stores.
I have a local store in Canada but they wouldn't sell it to me, supposedly "out of stock"
I’m going to visit my local store and see what they say.


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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by johnfreese » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:27 pm

Last fall I went to the local Fastenal store. They had a sign static that they would only sell to business accounts.

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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by Harold_V » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:06 pm

Fastenal is truly an enigma. My local experience indicates that their policy is all over the map---that they do or don't sell broken boxes, that they do or don't sell with or without an account--that they do or don't charge a delivery fee when something is ordered that is not in stock--that their price on any given object or group of objects is the highest on the market.

I use them only when I am out of options.

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Re: Good price for 1144 round at Fastenal

Post by NP317 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:35 pm

When I was Maintenance Manager for the Seattle Center Monorail, the local Fastenal rep came in and tried to get us to order through their local store.
Their varying rules were so problematic, and the products overly expensive, that we happily stayed with several of Seattle's old and reputable local suppliers.
Slam dunk decision.
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