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gboot
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Anyone know what's going on at McFeely's ?
      #6647538 - 01/28/14 03:32 PM

Their website has been down , now limping along. Placed an order through the phone couple of weeks ago , customer rep said they were a new company. Ordered a quart of paint which I had done before without problems. Received the order , the paint was packed in too small a box, the diameter of the can was more than the depth of the box. Naturally it leaked, tried calling twice got answering machine where I left messages that were never returned. I suspect they went out of business and have some kind of liquidator in there trying to sell what inventory they can.

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J-W-P
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Re: Anyone know what's going on at McFeely's ? new [Re: gboot]
      #6647545 - 01/28/14 03:37 PM

Out of business? Hope not.
I don't use them a lot, but I do like their screws.
The website appears to be up and running normally for me.


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Re: Anyone know what's going on at McFeely's ? new [Re: gboot]
      #6647549 - 01/28/14 03:40 PM

There was a thread in the basement...

IIRC, they were bought out, website redesign problems that led to high phone call volume, which led to not getting through at all.

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fredhargis
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Re: Anyone know what's going on at McFeely's ? new [Re: gboot]
      #6647584 - 01/28/14 04:22 PM

I think the new owner's were also moving the companies headquarters from somewhere (WI?) to somewhere else (WV?). IIRC, it was Grainger that bought them out. They keep sending those catalogs, though. Just got another one yesterday.

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Rob Young
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Re: Anyone know what's going on at McFeely's ? new [Re: fredhargis]
      #6647598 - 01/28/14 04:36 PM

A subsidiary of Grainger bought McFeely

Who bought whom

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Steve N
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Re: Anyone know what's going on at McFeely's ? new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6647717 - 01/28/14 06:14 PM

Wow if they use Graingers pricing model you`ll need to refinance the house to get 1,000 screws. They prey, errrr do business within the crazy business model that companies use here in the USA, buy it easy, forgetabouditif it costs 5x the price you can get if you price shop. Also only get an invoice from 1 place. I always thought McFeelys was kinda high, gonna be a bargain price soon.

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DaveinOhio
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Re: Anyone know what's going on at McFeely's ? new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6647736 - 01/28/14 06:38 PM

If I recall correctly (big if), Grainger bought them years ago. So there may be a new new owner. I just hope it's not the Chicoms.

Dave


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li76
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Re: Anyone know what's going on at McFeely's ? new [Re: Rob Young]
      #6647893 - 01/28/14 09:25 PM

That press release is from 2007.

Rob Young said:


A subsidiary of Grainger bought McFeely

Who bought whom




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Rob Young
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Re: Anyone know what's going on at McFeely's ? new [Re: li76]
      #6648180 - 01/29/14 09:10 AM

li76 said:


That press release is from 2007.

Rob Young said:


A subsidiary of Grainger bought McFeely

Who bought whom







Yes, that is who has owned them since 2007. Grainger has been re-organizing their subsidiaries of late.

Changes at Grainger

Newer info from 2013.

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Edited by Rob Young (01/29/14 09:13 AM)


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