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    Default New source for metal

    Just ran across this, has anyone heard of it before?

    Metal Supermarkets
    9427 Dielman Rock Island Industrial Drive St. Louis, MO, 63132

    https://www.metalsupermarkets.com/st-louis/

    wondering how their prices are (?) definitely more convenient
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    They have been online for many years. I have checked their prices in the past and didn't find them competitive. Maybe without shipping it'll be better.

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    I always thought the shipping was a deal-breaker on ordering metal on-line, also like walking around and looking (not sure if that is allowed at Metal Supermarkets).

    The pricing at Shaprio's could be good, but was always a crap-shoot, even for scrap metal / cut-offs.
    Sometimes I walked out of there feeling like I got a good deal, sometimes I felt like I got shafted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MPTech View Post
    I always thought the shipping was a deal-breaker on ordering metal on-line, also like walking around and looking (not sure if that is allowed at Metal Supermarkets).

    The pricing at Shaprio's could be good, but was always a crap-shoot, even for scrap metal / cut-offs.
    Sometimes I walked out of there feeling like I got a good deal, sometimes I felt like I got shafted.
    Thats mostly how I felt.

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    I was looking for some 1.75 x .25 wall DOM today. At Metals Depot on line the price is $65 for 2 foot without shipping. I then looked up Shaprio's and the same 2 foot piece is $28.00. I'll be going to Shaprio's when I get a day off. I do feel like they always charge more than their online price when I go there though. I think I will print it out and take it with me and see what happens.

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    Just curious Tony, did you check what Metal Supermarkets sells it for? (I wonder if they would price-match?)


    And this is why Facebook creeps me out. I did one Google search and it appears on my Facebook feed.(THEY'RE WATCHING US!)
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    It shows $60 online from Metal Supermarkets. Makes me wonder how Shaprio's can be so cheap???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony_G View Post
    It shows $60 online from Metal Supermarkets. Makes me wonder how Shaprio's can be so cheap???
    Swaprio isn't cheap, those online guys' are OUTRAGEOUS. Same as going to Lowes.
    Mark, and you guys wonder why I don't facebook?

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