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Finding sand paper for working on the truck proved a bit difficult. I ordered some roll of 6″ discs in 80 and 120 grit from but they didn’t have the 36 grit I had been using and of which I wanted more. After shopping around online, I ended up finding rolls of 40 grit for about $20 for 100 discs. Not a bad price, but not exactly what I wanted and I wanted them now so I decided to try locally. Everyone, I tried five stores, sold job packs of 5 discs, but only in 5″ size and only in grits I already had or didn’t need. I finally got the suggestion to try a refinishing supply place (not sure why I didn’t think of that). They had exactly what I was looking for but for ridiculous prices, a box of 100 was $150 (which would last me a lifetime) and a pack of 5 was around $11. I got two packs which should get me through the truck and if I need more, I will be ordering them.

On the other hand, shopping for dust masks and ear plugs, the opposite was true – local prices were lower than ordering them online. I got a case of 3M N95 masks for less than I could find them any where online. I also got a case of ear plugs from a local industrial distributor for more than $5 less than I could find them online.

It pays, or saves, to shop around.

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