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    If anyone is ordering screw eyes for the mini birdhouses from LeeValley, check your packages.
    I ordered two bags of 100 screweyes from them. For some reason I decided to count them. First bag had 98. Second bag had 98. So I phoned customer service. The man did not seem surprised at all. So I asked: Do all bags contain only 98? To which he answered: Probably.
    WHAT???
    So if you order from them please check your quantities.
    Diane
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    Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
    Owner of a Dewalt 788
    PuffityDragon on AFSP

  • #2
    I never thought to count them but I get my screws from this place:

    Screw Eyes
    Scott
    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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    • #3
      They probably fill them by weight. For something that small that would be the way to do it.

      DW
      Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
      John Wayne

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      • #4
        I am limited as to where I get mine because of shipping costs. I guess it doesn't matter where you buy them you should always count them. Hubby told me that they don't count them they only weigh them.
        Diane
        Dragon
        Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
        Owner of a Dewalt 788
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        • #5
          If packaged in China, it's likely not by accident that both are 98 (look up "quality fade"). Most American companies error on the other side.

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          • #6
            Diane that is how we used to count small electronic components. We would take say 20 pieces, weigh them, calculate the average. Then use that number times the parts count for the weight of 100. With a good scale it is surprisingly accurate. We would recalibrate occasionaly just to be safe.
            Rolf
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            • #7
              I do know that it is done by weight but yes I would expect 100 or 101 but not 2 less in each package. AND, when I ask if they were all the same he answered: "probably". That really got me mad.
              It did cost them more than the 4 missing because they are mailing me a free bag.
              Diane
              Dragon
              Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
              Owner of a Dewalt 788
              PuffityDragon on AFSP

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              • #8
                So is Lee Valley going to send you 4 more screw eyes?
                Janette
                www.square-designs.com

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                • #9
                  Janette, they are sending me another full bag of "98" screw eyes
                  Diane
                  Dragon
                  Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                  Owner of a Dewalt 788
                  PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                  • #10
                    Well you have to give them credit (Lee Valley). Good customer service is rare these days.
                    Scott
                    Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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                    • #11
                      yes they finally owned up to it and gave me good service but I feel sorry for all the people that never count they purchases. And it is not the money value of the items it is only as a matter of principle that I complained.
                      Let's face it 2 screw eyes from a bag that was $1.70 for 100 is not a big deal. But the fact that the amount of bags they sell in a year will make a difference to the manufacturer.
                      Diane
                      Dragon
                      Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                      Owner of a Dewalt 788
                      PuffityDragon on AFSP

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