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I need some 1inch brass hex nipples. Looked on ebay was just over £7, googled, Amazon £55 Found some plumbing site 2.55 each + £7.00 postage. Screwfix same cost £2.55 (and less postage £10 :shock: ) having them sent to local screwfix = free.

I can't believe the amazon cost is right, but its amazing what you can get from screwfix (if you order it :-P )
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someone-else wrote:I can't believe the amazon cost is right
If you click on the Amazon seller, you'll find that they are the only one, and they are in California. There are £7 ones if you searched for 1" instead of "one inch", and dropped the "hex".

But it does happen, on a-z and on fleabay, that a seller with no stock, instead of saying 'no stock' and not appearing at all, bumps the price up to £999 which keeps their advertisement live even though they make no sales.

Could you not have got them from a local plumbers' merchant over the counter? Wolseley Plumbcenter, City Plumbing, etc.?
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Are the tool station ones different to what you want? £2.08

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Thanks :thumbright:

Screwfix is closer to me than tool station.
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i have often seen amazon items sometimes really silly prices and showing in stock, often over £100 difference, noticed a lot when searching for various tools, dewalt cordless saw this issue
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You get a lot of upsellers online. They will find a supplier then advertise it on Amazon or the like with a hefty premium. If you buy from them they in turn buy from their supplier with delivery on to you and they pocket the difference. I bought a new laptop charger and when I checked a high ranking site they were about £15 different in price to buying from Amazon direct. It was useful as it gave me the charger number I used for my search though.

You really have to check things out. The easiest to find are usually the most expensive.

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