Has anyone used these two online retailers?

Discussion in 'General foundry chat' started by Zapins, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Zapins

    Zapins Silver

    Anyone used these retailers/sellers before? I need parts they sell, but I am unsure I want to put my credit card # into their site since I've never heard of them before and don't know if they are safe sites.

    us.misumi-ec.com

    mrmetric.com
     
  2. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    I'd use 'em. They pass my sniff test. You know if you are really paranoid, use some cash and buy a visa card at walmart.
     
  3. Zapins

    Zapins Silver

    Yeah I did that and then found out you have to put your social security # in on some website to "activate" the card. I didn't, so I have had 30 bucks tied up on the stupid prepaid card for the last 2 years unused. How's that for paranoia? :)

    Might just end up using the site as you say.
     
  4. Jason

    Jason Silver Banner Member

    SS#?????? That's a new one. I'd never input my social anywhere.
     
  5. Zapins

    Zapins Silver

    Yeah that's what I thought too. Apparently something to do with the Patriot act? Seems intrusive.

    Also, they now want your SS# when getting a local fishing license in TN. And they put it into the pin pad machine in the fishing shop. I kid you not, when I heard that from the employee I laughed and left the shop mid sentence.
     
  6. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    are they asking for the SS# or your federal tax ID #??
     
  7. Zapins

    Zapins Silver

    For the prepaid debit card it was the social, for the website they want just my CC#
     
  8. crazybillybob

    crazybillybob Copper Banner Member

    I have used us.misumi-ec.com before. Good Company I am using some of there product to rebuild my CNC router bigger better stronger.
     
  9. Frank Clark

    Frank Clark Copper

    I've used both. One set of 12.9 bolts I got from mrmetric where of dubious quality. All others have been fine.

    us.misumi-ec.com is a large company. No issues...
     

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