I'll hit them with a similar email tomorrow:smilie_flagge17:.
Understood, but most of the people here do not buy by the case. I think that your Re Ranch type website is a great idea and I hope that you do it. Stewmac cannot ship it across the border. I am fortunate that I live close to the US border and utilize a parcel service in Port Huron. I simply drive across and pick it up. Usually I don't get nailed for customs or taxes. However there are a lot of hobbiest and first time builders that don't know how to source products in Canada if available. Then there is the dreaded and despised brokerage fees by courier companys. If a company such as Lee Valley were to have a small instrument makers section (on line only) that carried a variety of finishes, adhesives, tone woods, and some speciality tools such as StewMac carries it would be a great thing for a lot of people. Example a new hobby builder needs a tool to do a certain job, He goes to Stewmac and presto there is the tool made especially for his needs. Lee Valley may very well have a similar or the same tool but it's not listed as guitar widgit fixer so the new hobbiest may very well buy from StewMac because there is the tool made specifically for tha job. Shipping & cross border fees etc. Finishes are also seem to be a comodity of mystery to many. If Stewmac sells Nitro for guitars the hobbiest know that is what they want. Nobody else talks about nito except guitar guys. Everybody else just calls it lacquer. Lee valey carries it but if they said it was nitrocellous lacquer for guitars a lot of people on forums like this would buy it from them. Lee Valley is great company to have around, I spend a lot of money with them and I spend a fair amount of money at Stewart Macdonald. If I had my druthers I would give it all to Lee valley.what are you having trouble finding?
I was thinking or starting a reranch type site for canadians since so many people have a tough time finding nitro. I buy it by the case. Its just paperwork to get it accross the border.