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Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by Watson A.Name - \Watt Sun, the Dark Remover\, Apr 27, 2004.

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  1. Chuck Harris

    Chuck Harris Guest

    Oh Metric!

    Let's see, 126 x 2.54 = 320.04

    See, they were counting in metric.

  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    that's why they were in the 99-cent store- they were
    Yup. It's the same reason you can get powdered drink mix there
    at 1/3 the price you would pay elsewhere.
    It failed the weigh station at the end of the assembly line
    --or, to interpret Speff's comment: ALL YOUR BOLTS ARE BELONG TO US.
  3. "Watson A.Name \"Watt Sun - the Dark Remover\""
    You got 100+ metric nuts and bolts for $1? Wish I could do that!
  4. Dave VanHorn

    Dave VanHorn Guest

    It's also clearly labeled "Stove bolts" yet it contains nuts.
    Seems a bit light for 125, just looking, but there are a lot of nuts.
  5. 1.8 Euros, though. That's about double the cost in LA, even taking
    sales taxes into account.

    Best regards,
    Spehro Pefhany
  6. METRIC???? you mean you can buy metric screws ??? I live in a supposedly
    Metric country (Australia) and they are not easy to get hold of here.
  7. Seems that you folks get all the cheap screws ;)
  8. Heh-heh. You've been eatin' too many funny pills lately!
    Slap! Slap! There, consider yourself spanked with a wet noodle.

    Man, now I remember. I knew there was one thing I really disliked about
    those college math classes. Converting vrom base 10, to some other
    arbitrary base. Like base four...
  9. More like a consumer who got ripped off. And no, I don't wanna be.
  10. Speaking of 99 cent stores, there was a good article today in The O.C.
    Register about Mexican candy. Seems that the stuff made for export to
    the U.S. is lead free, but they found that the stuff they sell down
    south of the border is contaminated with lead. And now they find that
    some stores here in So. Calif are selling the leaded version!

    Some of the ladies shop at the 99 cent stores when the candy days like
    halloween, xmas and valentines day come around. At work they put bowls
    of the cheap mexican candy out for everyone. I'm probably getting more
    lead into my system from candy than from soldering all the time!
  11. Yeah, I noitced that! I went down to the bargain store, I think it was
    Pic'N'Save (now Big Lots!) and bought some spray bottles full of cleaner
    for less than the empty ones. Also, I bought some of that "Awesome",
    which is the 99 cent store equivalent to Fantastic, for the bottle, but
    I found that the juice inside actually works fairly well.
  12. Or was it 39.37??

    I grabbed one nut out of the box and tried to screw it onto one of the
    bolts. It wouldn't thread onto the bolt, so I grabbed another bolt.
    Same thing, it wouldn't work. Then I looked closer at the nut, and it
    had _no_ threads inside!!!

    Well, I tried a bunch of the other nuts, and they all were threaded
    properly. So I must have just picked the only dud. And that brings me
    down to only 126 pieces. ;-)

    I guess one might conclude that that company has very poor quality

    Our old resident curmudgeon at work, Burt, used to tell me, "Well you
    know there's no shortage of nuts around here!" Ol' Burt succumbed to
    cancer a few years ago, might have been '99. Sometimes I think back and
    wish he was still around so we could shoot the breeze on occasion.
  13. If you want to see some good ones like that, go to and
    read some of the T-shirts. I got one of their "NO SMORKING" T-shirts.
    No, those are not typos above. ;-)
  14. Well, they're easy to find here in LA. Just walk down the gutter and
    pick up the ones that fall off all the rice burners that are on the
    street. ;-)

    That's why they say,
    "Kawasaki, made of tin;
    You drive them out, and push 'em in!"
  15. Mjolinor

    Mjolinor Guest

    FYI, a nut without a thread is called a "washer" :)
  16. Mjolinor

    Mjolinor Guest

    I have the reverse problem, working for a US company with US made boxes that
    mount up electricity poles. When you drop a nut in the grass it's everyone
    on your knees and find it because there is no way to find a replacement in
    the UK for those UNF bolts.
  17. loedown

    loedown Guest

    Hi All,
    I live in Australia too and I find them really easy to get

    Bunnings Warehouse

    Universal Bolt Bloke


  18. Dave VanHorn

    Dave VanHorn Guest

    I've seen worse.. How about a solenoid plunger that isn't magnetic!
  19. Could just be an extreme example of the "competence" of
    Chinese label translators; they might have meant "grams"
    instead of "pieces". What's the box weigh full?

    Mark L. Fergerson
  20. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Guest

    Ripped off what? Ain't no one understand "you get what you pay for" no
    more? Hehe

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