Is MSC Totally Useless?

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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by SteveHGraham » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:09 pm

GlennW wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Well,I guess it had to happen sooner or later...
Don't feel bad. It's not the end of the world.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by warmstrong1955 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:41 pm

SteveHGraham wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:09 pm
GlennW wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Well,I guess it had to happen sooner or later...
Don't feel bad. It's not the end of the world.
Maybe....but some of are asking to stop the world....and let us off....

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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by tetramachine » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:45 am

I have been dealing with MSC over 25 years. Not always the cheapest, but overall very happy with the pricing. One time they shorted me a $5 fitting, called and told them, they said they would fly it one day ship from NV, told them there was no rush regular delivery is fine. But the next day a Saturday it arrived here in NJ.

You can call a dicker with them on prices as well. I am just a hobbyist buyer 2-3K a year.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by RONALD » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:51 am

I have been dealing with Manhattan Supply Company since the early 60's, when they were only located in NY,NY, and had a rather small catalog.

As MSC, several years ago they created a presence in my state, and started charging me sales tax; that's when I switched to NY based Travers Tool.

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled for sales taxes everywhere, I will again buy from MSC.

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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by mikeehlert » Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:25 am

Sigh:
Don't buy enough there to get the good prices. It's all a matter of what the traffic will bare. If you can sell stuff for 5X and 8X your cost you'll likely be very profitable at the end of the year as long as you don't price your self out of business.
For myself in business and personal needs I tend to end up buying elsewhere. Don't always get the very best stuff but then I have to plan on people misusing and losing stuff too.

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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by johnfreese » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:09 pm

MSC not only killed off Enco they also killed off J&L, one of my favorite vendors. Recently they acquired Deco Tool. I wonder if Deco will survive under that name or if they will disappear into the MSC giant.

Because of the small volume of my purchases and MSC's prices they are absolutely my last resort when buying tools.

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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by earlgo » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:21 am

Just got the latest MSC flyer, and after comparing similar items in the TTC flyer, the MSC took a flyer into the round file. MSC prices were about double TTC prices. The quality may be slightly different, but I am not a for profit production house, so it is not an issue.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by John Hasler » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:42 am

earlgo wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:21 am
Just got the latest MSC flyer, and after comparing similar items in the TTC flyer, the MSC took a flyer into the round file. MSC prices were about double TTC prices. The quality may be slightly different, but I am not a for profit production house, so it is not an issue.
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TTC?

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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by SteveHGraham » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:11 am

Travers Tool.
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Re: Is MSC Totally Useless?

Post by duckman903 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:21 pm

I've contacted them 4 times to remove me from there mailing list they agree but I still keep getting fire starting material from them.

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