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Farmers Copper

Postby byubuk » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:08 am

I just ordered some material from these people. They are very friendly and have great prices. The website is new and does not list any pricing, but they are very competitive. www.farmerscopper.com
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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby zedzedtop » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:37 am

Might give a call and see what they want for 4'' x 1/8'' copper circles. Would at least save me cutting them out of sheets and having scrap.
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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby Fester » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:44 am

competitive to what? I could not get any information.
what do you do? email them and ask for a quote on a specific item you want, then wait for a response to compare prices with other companies that post their prices?
Why do they hide every detail? Quality, quantity, price, size, shape, packaging, shipping, availability. All hidden.

If you have specific details and think its a good price please share with us. Also post after you receive the items. That will tell us even more.
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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby Fester » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:51 am

Ok, I sent an email thingy from their website to request a price of a known item (to me) to compare to.

We will see what happens
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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby msh » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:46 pm

Seems that many companies that cater to industrial buyers have the request-a-quote thing going on. It's a personal quirk, but I don't like having to provide information and wonder if I'll end up in a phone discussion when all I want is a price. So, I only buy stuff from companies that have visible prices. I may be losing money by not jumping through the hoops, but I'm willing to pay more to not have to interact with sales people.
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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby Mud » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:53 pm

msh wrote:Seems that many companies that cater to industrial buyers have the request-a-quote thing going on. It's a personal quirk, but I don't like having to provide information and wonder if I'll end up in a phone discussion when all I want is a price. So, I only buy stuff from companies that have visible prices. I may be losing money by not jumping through the hoops, but I'm willing to pay more to not have to interact with sales people.



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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby Fester » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:07 pm

Got a speedy reply:

"Price for 4" DWV would be roughly $31.63/ft. This is only sold in 20' sticks, & we would have to go mill direct. This is not an item that we currently have in stock."

Not cheap but it is a fair price.
Good catch, byubuk, it's always good to have more sources. They are located in Galveston, Texas and have a branch in San Antonio.

I like that if they don't have it in stock they are honest enough to say so and will arrange a drop ship from the mill for you.
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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby byubuk » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:11 pm

I only ordered some copper sheet for a build I'm in the middle of. 1/16" thick, 16" x 18" was like $36.00 plus shipping. They young lady I spoke with was very helpful, and emailed me a sheet with every tube and fitting they handle. She said to request a quote on the items and she would put together a price. Might be a good deal to get some buddies together and make one order.
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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby zedzedtop » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:35 am

http://store.metalliferous.com/products.asp?dept=3038

Pretty good deal I think. Am looking for 1/8 though. Maybe I'll make 1/16 work....
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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby NineInchNails » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:50 pm

Some of the best suppliers do not list their prices, but I agree ... it is annoying to not be able to 'quick shop'. For example, I've actually stumbled upon a company that can provide Tri-Clamp fittings cheaper than any other place that I've found ... and I've spent many of hours shopping & comparing prices. This company doesn't list their prices or even an accurate list of all their fittings either. I just email them with a list of what I want, the reply pretty quick with a quote. I call & pay over the phone. www.csidesigns.com

Prices of metals fluctuate too often to keep an accurate up-to-date price list especially when the fittings are purchased by container load. Best prices I've ever found ... most of the common fittings are around 43% - 50% lower than retail.
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Re: Farmers Copper

Postby thepatchworkdoll » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:34 pm

Hi Fester I recently shared the price of a 3 metre length of 108mm x 1.5mm copper piping with Samohon from HD and it cost us £49 per lin metre. I think thats about as good as it gets in the UK.
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