Amazon.com is pretty much the name in on-line retailers. You can buy books, videos, and even power tools there, but did you know that they have an Industial and Scientific material store as well? It’s been open for a little more than a year, and you can find some pretty crazy stuff there.
When I went looking for clear PVC pipe for a spud gun on-line, many of the sites I’ve found seem a little shady. They may offer a good price, but how do Ii know whether I’ll actually get what I ordered? Amazon adds credence and a sense of reliability in my opinion. And the beta store offers a wide range of products including bulk fasteners, steel tubing, and just about every type of plastic you can think of.
My favorite feature is that you can add items to your Amazon wish list. If you’re hard to shop for, you can just point people there and show them exactly what you’d like. Rather than an ugly sweater for Christmas, you can get that piece of titanium tubing you’ve been drooling over.