For those of you with workshops, nothing is more handy for organizing than building quick shelves. It uses up dead wall space and gets items off of your worksurfaces. Well, I just found out that Lee Valley is having a sale--which unfortunately ends today--where they're selling 36 freaking brackets (12 3"x4", 12 5"x6", 12 6"x8") for just $9.70!
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At 27 cents a bracket these are way cheaper than what they're going for at my local hardware store, and while I admittedly live in expensive Manhattan, the Lee Valley brackets are still about half the price of what I see on Amazon.
As for why they're so cheap, Lee Valley claims that:
Because stamped-steel shelf brackets are bulky and low-cost, it seems that market pricing is based more on the cost of storing and handling than on the price from the manufacturer. By selling the brackets in compact packages, we can offer them at half the average retail prices in other hardware stores.