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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Hardware' started by ProWraps™, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. ProWraps™

    ProWraps™ Guest

    see attached. good f*cking lord. i would smile to pay half. and feel stupid if i payed more than a quarter. but jesus christ. are you kidding me? this is unreal..

    again see attached. $100+ for a f*cking roller. wtf? 3M BOOOOOOO! fellers or not BOOOO! again the fellers moto is certified MEANS buying from YOU. and yet you want to charge me THAT much for somthing to do my job TO BUY MORE MATERIAL FROM YOU!??? give me a break. $40 at most.
     

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  2. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    One of the handles looks like a dongle... i guess Rep will need to get a crack for that too....

    Oh c'mon now, you know I'm kidding
     
  3. ProWraps™

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    man thas one hell of a dongle. sh*t.
     
  4. ChiknNutz

    ChiknNutz Major Contributor

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    But it says 3M on it....it MUST be worth it, right!? Yeah seems like a ripoff to me too.
     
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    *DING* *DING*

    I knew that looked familiar!

    My kid falls off his bike when I have a channel to wrap.
    "Quit yer, crying. Just pedal around in circles really fast"
     

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  7. ProWraps™

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    man im wondering. because the local HD has a paint roller that looks the same for $5... ill keep you posted.
     
  8. cOrKinSA

    cOrKinSA Very Active Member

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    I think I'll save my money and just buy one of these.
    rshp177a-cp.jpg
     
  9. jasonx

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    Two Avery magnets down here are $40+. I think thats as bad as these rollers.

    Avery 1005EZ kit down here is 2k.
     
  10. grafixemporium

    grafixemporium Very Active Member

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    I will say, having used the $129 version, it's a very handy tool to have for getting into channels and grooves quickly and easily. The rollerpart is a soft spongy rubber great for getting vinyl to conform to odd places where a squeegee won't fit. It's hardly worth $129 though. I'd gladly pay like $29 for it.

    Just another example of the ridiculous sign biz accessories that vendors and manufacturers are making a killing on.
     
  11. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    never done a wrap but ... a roller made out of hard rubber ...shape etc does seem it's really pricey $ 20 yes for a less then a $10 tool to me ..I'd make my own ..if I needed that
     
  12. Shovelhead

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    Don't buy it then.
     
  13. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Give me 20 of them, but I wont a hudge discount.
     
  14. SignsOfMaine

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    I think the guys who make those expensive special rollers, rivet wheels, squeegees, etc... simply lack competition. If there's nothing else exactly like it, then someone will pay it because the aggravation of using an inferior tool outweighs the 100 buck cost. It's super frustrating using the wrong tool for the job, especially once you've tried the right tool and it was so much nicer. There should be a choice of several 'right tools', otherwise you get crap like this.

    I do laugh at some of the stuff in the fellers catalog, 2,000 dollar grommet machines etc.. though I know there are some businesses where you do like hundreds of grommets a day so maybe to someone it's worth it.
     
  15. Wrapture

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    Tec, 3M had a promotion this month that if you bought a roll set of IJwhateverthetexturedsurfacestuffis they would throw in the roller. if you're going to buy the media anyway, saves you $100.
     
  16. TheSnowman

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    Dude, I'm totally going to try that. I wanted to buy one of those because I was so impressed w/ the commercials. I'll let you know how it goes!
     

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