Originally Posted by ghart999
I have yet to find a local place that will sell me a flat for less than stock size. I don't need a 12' piece for $35 is the problem.
You being in denver im sure there are a butt load of small job shops that will sell you small quantities, dont call the steel suppliers call welding shops, most steel suppliers sell by the 12,20 and 24' lengths and arent setup for selling small pieces, remember once they cut off 5' off of a 12' piece, they now have to sell a 7' piece.... job shops on the other hand have racks FULL of drop pieces that have been cut leftover from other jobs and will sell fairly cheap considering the job it was for paid for the entire piece. When i worked at a job shop and a job needed 6' of tubing, the bid included the price for an entire 20' piece because thats the only length we could buy. I would still rather pay $35 for an entire piece locally than $40 for a third of the material online...... take the extra and sell it or take it to the scrap yard and get $5 back in scrap price... Online theres no way you will find any piece of metal for under $20, shipping alone is going to be $15 minimum.....