Friday, August 1, 2008

Adventures in wholesale land

This afternoon Daz came home from work early and took me to Stax. It is a HUGE wholesale warehouse in Walkden near Manchester. You have to be a business and have a membership card to get in, and there is a £50 minimum spend, but luckily Daz has a card and had a big shopping list for work, so I just added my stuff to his bill and gave him the cash.

The place is amazing! It sells everything from powertools and every type of DIY material you can imagine to TVs and stationery, and all at a fraction of retail prices. I ended up leaving with a big assortment of goodies, including a dremel-type multitool thingy (it's not a Dremel, it's a Supatool apparently) which I have gone halves on with Daz, although it was only £12! I also got a set of drill bits, 5 packs of standard Milliput (£1.30 each, can you believe it?), two packs of superfine white Milliput (£2.50 each), some spray paint, lots of white-tack (35p a pack), a variety of types of sticky tape, packing materials and various nuts and bolts and other interesting bits and bobs.

Daz seemed to mainly be buying hundreds of pan scourers and some contraptions for making holes in tiles... something to do with building swimming pools I assume.

I've saved myself a small fortune on Milliput alone! I am now going with Daz on all his work errands to Stax.

7 comments:

Shelley Noble said...

oooo. Saving money is the best feeling! Enjoy!

castlegardener said...

while you were shopping I was animating more frames with your ent puppet you made for me. I managed to animate 100 frames tonight. It looks great. 250 done, 450 left to go.

Woolly Monster said...

Wow, can't wait to see the finished thing John! Exciting exciting!

emmyymme said...

Wholesale shopping is the best! Good you seem to like random things - you should be getting a package this week ;)

Woolly Monster said...

Wow, so it's you who sent the mystery package! It is waiting at the post office for me to pick up. Thankyou! Oooh, exciting exciting... the suspense... wonder what it is?

Ryan McCulloch said...

How cool to have a place like that!

emmyymme said...

Hey Ceri,
I posted your monsters bouncing about on my blog - and I'm almost done with your sketchbook, going to photograph everything before I mail it on!