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DM



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Location: North Cornwall

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Surplus screws Reply with quote

Any suggestions on the best way to sell old stock screws etc.
I estimate approx 25 - 30 thousand of them, Brass & steel,mainly BA, B.S.F, Whit.

I bought a job lot last year for the metal drawers they were in and have around 400Kg of them, far more than I will ever use.

Have sorted and bagged some of them, brass CH head, Pan head, Hex head,csk head 0,2,4 & 6BA in different lengths up to 2" long.
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47Jag



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Location: Bothwell, Scotland

PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DM,

Why not try sticking a few packs of them on *bay in packs of 10 or so as a tryout.

Art
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ukdave2002



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Location: South Cheshire

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have any 3/8" BSF castle nuts I'd take 100. Also I'd take 200 5/32 BSW 3/4" lengths cheese head screws.

Ta Dave
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DM... I have sent you a PM.
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MikeEdwards



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd imagine postage will be the biggest issue with selling small quantities - I often wonder how these sellers do it. I try to buy from autojumbles if I need stuff like this, but last time I bought a couple of long bolts from eBay they were 99p delivered, yet they came in a new jiffy bag with 1.10 postage on it.
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roverdriver



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Location: 100 miles from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My experience with the on-line auctions is that small amounts at a reasonable price will attract many more buyers than larger amounts even if the price is much less in a per unit comparison. What I mean is, sell (depending on size and type) tens or up to 50, not a thousand at a time. Word you listing so that should someone want a large quantity, you can negotiate.
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DM



Joined: 21 Dec 2008
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Location: North Cornwall

PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies folks, looks like ebay or an autojumble stand then.

Sorry for being slow replying, I am self employed and doing long days and weekends to keep customers happy.

Dave, once I have finished sorting them I'll let you know if there are any of those sizes.

Ray no sign of a PM from you.
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PAUL BEAUMONT



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are a few stockists who specialise in this sort of thing - eg Spalding Fasteners (No connection) maybe they would take the lot off your hands??
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winchman



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We went to autojumble at the weekend and a chap had bags of nuts bolts screw etc 50p each sold loads, mostly imperial, we bought 20 assorted bag just in case as its more difficult to get imperial stuff
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