This where you will find the things that don’t really fall into any category or are so transient that it is not worth mentioning them elsewhere.
I do not stock hardware as such. I do pick up bits when clearing sheds but they are rarely sorted or even organised. I recently got some electric switches and sockets, I normally carry 13 amp plugs and wire connectors, adaptors and some 4 gang extensions. I have also picked up a selection of door locks and barrels. Plus I have a couple of tins of loose screws etc which may have what you want.
At any one time I will have a selection of Pen Knives. I purchased a quantity of Pliers multi-tools complete with carrying pouch £5 each. Others will depend on purchase price and quality.
I also have Pruning and Lambs Foot Knives in the Gardening Section £5 each
NB Proof of age may be needed when purchasing knives or other sharp instruments
I am now stocking Safety glasses, Knee pads, Face masks and ear plugs. I often get Ear defenders as well.
Glasses and Goggle style £3.50 each
Hard capped (like shown) £5, Leather £3
Basic masks 50p. Valved or filtered dependant on purchase price
Simple ear plugs 50p a pair
Due to popular demand I now stock a range of tarpaulins as shown.
6″x 4″, 12″ x 8″, 9″ x 18″ & 18″ x 24″. Prices start from £3 up to £12
I only sell the thick, strong ones.
24″ £1.25, 36″ £1,50, 48″ £2.00, 72″ £3.00
£1 per pack. Quantity depends on the length (and purchase price). Generalised = Short, medium or Long. Good range in stock
£1 a pair. Styles similar to those shown. I also usually have riggers, & heavy duty rubber.
At present I have some lightweight domestic / household gloves as shown below
At any one time I will have a selection padlocks starting at £1 for small ones
Price depends on make, model and strength. (Picture is generic)
I sell basic knives and replacement blades
New knives £1-£2, Second hand 50p
Current price for replacement blades: 5 for 50p
I have some folding knives in at £150 each
I also usually have a selection of Craft knives and blades.
25m rolls £2. Also PVC tape 50p, insulating tape 50p, Double sided floor tape £2, and Masking tape 50p-£1.
I now have some smaller reels of Insulating tape and Masking tape at 30p each
Also, now, PTF tape 50p
Wire Strippers can be found with the pliers £1.50. I also have some electrical crimpers
Exact design and colour may vary, The illustration is for the modern multi-head variety.
£3.50 each (exact design varies)
I also often have Eyelet pliers with eyelets included £3-£5 dependant on purchase price
I pick these up from time to time. £1 each
I rarely get letter or number punches.
At any one time I may have a pair or two of these. The new ones are a bit soft for my taste. Although I have bought in some from BlueSpot that look OK
Price depends on purchase price and / or quality. BlueSpot 14″ £15
I have usually got one or two of these £3 each.
Older ones can be a bit more if they have a decent box.
I do get cigar or boat shaped stones but they tend to break easily. (in stock)
Another one for Ronnie Barker.
This is for shifting stiff stop cocks £3, sometimes called a “crow’s foot”
As explained in the Gardening section, I do carry such things but they are not on obvious display for Health & Safety reasons
£6 each. Very sharp. I may need either a proof of age or an address.
I normally have both new and second hand versions of these. New £5. S/H £3.50.
I am stocking solder but not flux at present
I normally have 400w Glue Guns and their sticks in stock and may have some of the smaller ones as well
I recently purchased a quantity of flourescent bulbs and fittings and bought in the starters to go with them. Most sizes of bulb £2 each
There were a few full battens and diffusers plus one very good quality double bulb unit. I now have some standard light bulbs including a few of the old type that are no longer sold but some older fitting still need them (my outside light for one)
I also have several L.E.D. strip lights ready to go.
I usually carry basic multi-meters and some times antique ones. The one shown is from Bluespot £7
Also Electrical screwdrivers either insulated or testing.
I have some switches and plug sockets, and back boxes, along with mostly 4 gang extensions and some utility leads.
I carry 13 amp plugs, 3 pin connectors, 3 way adaptors and Shaver sockets.
I may also have spade connectors and plastic joints at any one time.
I also have some 2 pin spotlight bulbs.
I also have some 110v leads and connectors.