Wireandcabletogo.com...why so cheap?

Reply

  #1  
Old 08-09-12, 01:22 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Cool Wireandcabletogo.com...why so cheap?

Anyone purchase cable from this website? I need to run wiring to my shed and they offer THHN/THWN #8 & #6 wire the cheapest I have seen anywhere...I just hate to spend the $35 on shipping to find out you get what you pay for...if you know what I mean.

Thanks!
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 08-09-12, 06:25 PM
CasualJoe's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 10,050
Received 26 Votes on 20 Posts
Those prices don't look so cheap to me unless you are comparing them to big box prices. Any supply house will usually beat those prices if you have an account and can buy from them.
 
  #3  
Old 08-09-12, 07:32 PM
Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 188
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I agree with Joe. For example, My local supply house has #2 THHN Copper for $1.09. That website sells it for $1.47, and I'm a cash customer.
 
  #4  
Old 08-09-12, 07:44 PM
SeaOn's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 351
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
If I was a moderator, I would remove the link the OP provided.
 
  #5  
Old 08-09-12, 07:49 PM
Justin Smith's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cressona, Pa, USA
Posts: 2,546
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I agree they're overpriced. If I was a mod I'd delete this.
 
  #6  
Old 08-09-12, 07:51 PM
ray2047's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 33,597
Received 13 Votes on 11 Posts
So far he hasn't crossed the line. If it was his first post he probably would be warned.
 
  #7  
Old 08-10-12, 07:12 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I was comparing to the box stores as well as Grainer and a few other online sites others have mentioned.

I am a weekend warrior, so I do not purchase a significant amount of wire (usually just go to Lowes or HomeDepot). Anyone know of a supply house in Harrisburg, PA?

Did not intend to include a link, just wanted to make sure the readers were aware of the website. My apologies.
 
  #8  
Old 08-10-12, 01:47 PM
Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wet side of Washington state.
Posts: 18,490
Received 32 Votes on 24 Posts
Grainger is a terrible place to use for checking on the price of a volatile commodity such as copper wire. I buy a fair amount from Grainger but copper wire is one item I would never buy from them.
 
  #9  
Old 08-10-12, 05:38 PM
CasualJoe's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 10,050
Received 26 Votes on 20 Posts
I have to agree with Furd on copper wire at Grainger. The only thing I know of they are competitive on is definite purpose contactors. I never saw a link in the OP, but I have noticed the website he referenced advertises on this site.
 
  #10  
Old 08-10-12, 08:03 PM
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 12,965
Received 59 Votes on 52 Posts
Anyone know of a supply house in Harrisburg, PA?
Google is your friend:
Graybar Locations Listing
Yale Electric Supply Company
Schaedler Yesco
Dauphin Electric Supplies Company <---no web page.
 
  #11  
Old 08-13-12, 02:49 PM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 10
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Thanks everyone! I will look into those supply houses.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: